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2013 Fantasy Baseball: Don’t Sleep On Troy Tulowitzki

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Last season was certainly one to forget for any fantasy baseball fan that owned Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki.

The former All-Star only managed to play in 47 total games in 2013 due to a nagging groin injury. He was originally thought to only miss four to six weeks due to the injury, but he was eventually shutdown for the season after the injury failed to improve.

Last year he struggled to hit .287 and it was easily the worst performance of his remarkable career. Also, he was only able to hit eight home runs and drive in 27 runs in 47 contests. It is safe to say that injuries killed his 2012 fantasy season.

Between 2009-11, Tulo was the best shortstop in all of baseball. He averaged 138.7 games played, 90.3 runs, 31 home runs, .304 batting average, 97.3 RBI, 13.3 steals, and 66 walks a season during his amazing stretch. He is only one year removed from these amazing numbers, so it is not hard to imagine him getting back to this form.

Colorado is still the easiest place to hit home runs, so it would not be shocking to see Tulo drop 30 homers this season. He will be severely discounted in drafts this spring due to one injury-plagued season and the star will be completely left off of some owners cheat sheets altogether.

Tulo will once again be among the top-three shortstops in the game during the 2013 season, so don’t overlook him on draft day.
Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.