It didn’t take long for 2B Robinson Cano to find a new home, as he quickly finalized a 10-year contract worth $240 million with the Seattle Mariners. He was the New York Yankees most feared hitter for a half decade and the veteran will now be bringing his talents to the other side of the country. There has been some debate if Cano can transition his amazing fantasy baseball value over to Seattle, but his track record shows that he should have no problem putting up big power numbers from the very first game.
Cano has clubbed 25 or more home runs in five consecutive seasons and he has done it recently with a Yankees team before their recent rebuilding. Cano has also hit .300 or better in seven of his last eight seasons, including the five straight. I fully expect Cano to compete for a batting title in his first season in Seattle and the slugger should easily club over 25 dingers.
Cano has even played in at least 159 games in seven consecutive seasons. He has become a rock in the middle of fantasy lineups and his outstanding durability has only distanced himself from the second-ranked fantasy second basemen, Dustin Pedroia, who seems to be injured every season. Dependability counts in fantasy and Cano is as depend as they get.
Cano is on the verge of having another superb fantasy season and will show why he is the only second basemen worth considering in the first round.
Get ready fantasy fans, because Cano is about to put Seattle’s offense on his back.