2017 Outlook: At year's end, Zobrist's raw numbers never look elite in fantasy terms; he's always nevertheless much higher in Player Rater terms than you might perceive, and in points leagues, he's just a small step shy of stardom. He's particularly appealing in the latter thanks to his penchant for walks as well as his elite contact ability; Zobrist is well worth top-100 consideration there even at his advanced age. His role as a top-third-of-the-order for the Cubs, too, also pads his Rotisserie value, as for a brief time last season Zobrist looked destined to breeze past 100 runs scored. Don't forget about him after the big names are off the board, especially since his versatility - second base and outfield eligibility - provides an extra boost in fantasy leagues.
2017 Outlook: The case for a Heyward rebound is as simple as, "Well, he can't possibly get any worse, right?" His 2016 was that disappointing, as his bat speed declined noticeably, he hit for weaker contact than ever and he battled minor wrist, rib and oblique issues. Heyward had to spend the winter attempting to recapture his former swing, a major reconstruction that almost requires visual evidence of improvement during the Cactus League schedule before terming him mixed-league relevant. Even in his best-case scenario, he's probably a .280 hitter with 15 home runs and 15 stolen bases, so he's not someone to target before the final rounds.