Fantasy's most valuable player list for 2016

Moving to Milwaukee has been very good for Jonathan Villar, one of several shortstops to exceed expectations in 2016. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

Fantasy owners are always looking for the next big thing, which is why they so love the prospects. After all, prospects haven’t failed yet, and there’s plenty of failure to go around in baseball. So it came to pass that, early in the 2013 season, when a switch-hitting shortstop in the Houston Astros system was looking like a potential five-category superstar, I starting talking up Jonathan Villar as "the next Jimmy Rollins." The comparison looked pretty silly for a few years, as Villar struggled to make contact and hit for average, displaying only modest power. Hey, sometimes we make statements on TV, radio, podcasts or online that look pretty ridiculous.