- Ron Shandler, Fantasy
Coming into this season there was a discussion among analysts as to whether Clayton Kershaw was a viable pick at No. 1.
It was a legitimate debate. While there is some common wisdom that frowns upon drafting pitchers even as high as the first round, Kershaw's dominating track record merited some consideration as the first overall pick.
Even still, his final preseason average draft position placed him easily in the top four.
So where does he come off posting a 2-3 record with a 4.32 ERA after nine starts?
Clayton Kershaw is, statistically, having one of the worst seasons of his careers, and Ron Shandler explains why fantasy owners have reason to be both concerned and confident.