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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:32 pm

Durazo?
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Postby slomo007 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:34 pm

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LBJackal wrote:Sean Casey. People are avoiding him like the plague. He's not a huge slugger, but that BA helps a lot. I have him on 3 or 4 teams I think. I also have him valued above Ortiz, and just behind Thome. It's not that I expect the world from Casey, it's just that what he does isn't appreciated. Here's the proj's:

28 HR, 90 R, 102 RBI, 3 SB, .314 BA

Nothing spectacular, and the HR might be a reach, but he'll probably bring you good return on your investment (I got him in the 8th, when pretty much everybody had their 1B already).


OK, now I love Casey, and agree he's a great value this year. But above Ortiz?! I would love to hear your argument for that.


Well, I already posted Casey's projections, here are Ortiz's:

39 HR, 92 R, 126 RBI, 0 SB, .272 BA

That works out to Casey being worth $21 and Ortiz being worth $20. And if you're wondering about Ortiz's BA, he had a lucky hit rate and his BA should have been around .276 or thereabouts based on his historic hit rate.


I am not as high on Ortiz as others, trust me....but I am still thinking your projections are a little low. I won't be drafting Ortiz most likely, just because there will be a Red Sox fan who values him higher than I do...but I would take him before Casey.

I guess we'll just have to see when the season starts. I hope you're right.
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Postby TB13 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:57 pm

Millar (especially given the dual elibility.....huge in HTH leagues)
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:00 pm

Shawn Green. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Shawn Green.
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Postby slomo007 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:02 pm

Who should you not draft?

Absolutely Adequate wrote:Shawn Green. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Shawn Green.
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Postby Ron Santo » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:24 pm

Justin Morneau (though I'm not sure can be called a value pick, he has gone quite high in my drafts)

Lyle Overbay- I just love this guy. Picked him up in all my leagues and am expecting .300/20/100 from him this season.

Jason Giambi- Career .400+ OBP doesn't lie. Even he is off the roids and the HR's drop, the RBI's and Avg will still be there.

Josh Phelps- Career underacheiver, but could flourish playing every day under Lou Piniella.
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Postby reiser » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:31 pm

deep value-Broussard.
mid-value-Wilkerson.
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Postby dicehound » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:32 pm

Brad Wilkerson - great value if you can take the BA hit. He hit pretty decent in the 2nd half last year though, so that might not even be an issue.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:38 pm

LBJackal wrote:It's not that I expect the world from Casey, it's just that what he does isn't appreciated. Here's the proj's:

28 HR, 90 R, 102 RBI, 3 SB, .314 BA
Nothing spectacular, and the HR might be a reach, but he'll probably bring you good return on your investment (I got him in the 8th, when pretty much everybody had their 1B already).


that is a career high in homers and rbi. those numbers are within reach for casey, but i feel a lot better about ortiz earning $20 than i do casey.

sexson isnt a sleeper by any means but i have seen him fall in drafts.

if he is 1b eligible i like durazo.

and just to throw some new names out there tino martinez if he gets regular playing time and jt snow but only when/if he is batting in front of bonds. klesko has to be better than last year.
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Postby Cooner » Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:32 pm

any expectations that Casey's ~.809 OPS will be increasing next year? If not, that and his lack of HRs in a prototypical power position keeps me from ranking him too high...

edit: durazo isn't 1B eligible on yahoo
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