I'm an issue behind on my ESPN the rag reading. Core to the 3/5/2012 issue (Brandon McCarthy cover) was a strange piece by Molly Knight profiling Dodgers Senior Director of Medical Services Stan Conte, and how Conte is venturing into uncharted territory by using injury histories to be a forward-looking predictor of future injuries. Yeah, that's working out real well. Really. This is the guy we want to profile?
Anyway, they also had the Fantasy Baseball stats in this issue, and unsurprisingly, Matt Kemp is the #3 best player listed (behind Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols). Clayton Kershaw is #19, and then there's no other Dodger listed in the rest of the top 100. Great.
The issue also had these ZIPS projection-based statistics on who might good bets for value in the 2012 fantasy season. Curiously, Chad Billingsley is the fifth-best bet to lower ERA by at least 0.5. Given his ERA was 3.89 last year, that's a reasonably tall order. We're rooting for you, Chadley!