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Postby oakiedragon » Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:55 am

I am in a deep Keeper league and we have a draft coming up soon where the players from the 2004 draft become available. So I was just wondering what everyone thought on a top 10 for this draft. Since Townsend,Weaver and Drew didnt sign yet, dont include them. I'll give a rough one off the top of my head to get this going.
1. Jeff Niemann
2. Chris Nelson
3. Homer Bailey
4. Billy Butler
5. Philip Humber
6. Mitch Einertson
7. Houston Street
8. Justin Verlander
9. Mark Rogers
10. Thomas Diamond
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Postby hybrid » Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:50 am

My top 3 are the same...

1. J. Niemann - close to the bigs and still a good good upside
2. C. Nelson - great bat, premium position, and he will play at Coors
3. H. Bailey - huge upside, ranked #3 cause of the risk of H.S. arms and the Reds took him ... who haven't develope an arm in how long?
4. Mark Rigers - another big upside H.S. arm, I'm not one to question the Brewers scouts, lately that have been picking gems
5. N. Walker - maybe too high for him, but I like his power and bat a lot, it also helps a great deal that he can stay at catcher
6. B. Butler - good bat, power, & patience
7. P. Humber - real good stuff, but doesn't really project to be a true ace
8. T. Diamond - fairly similiar to Humber, but he does have a top notch breaking pitch...uses his change up a lot more
9. J. Verlander - high risk / high reward prospect, has great stuff but no control for it
10. H. Street / J. Fields - I felt both should have a shot at rounding out the top 10. Street is a great closer prospect, stuff isn't great ...but he knows how to pitch, great make up, and has great control. Field is a solid 3B prospect, good bat/power ... excellent work ethic
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Postby hybrid » Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:57 am

If you want another opinion, here is BA's take on where they rank in the Top 100...

1- (20) Niemann
2- (26) Nelson
3- (48) Bailey
4- (50) Humber
5- (52) Diamon
6- (55) Rogers
7- (75) Butler
8- (81) Walker
9- (90) Sowers
10- (95) Fields
11- (97) Street
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Postby ensanimal » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:04 pm

hybrid wrote:My top 3 are the same...

1. J. Niemann - close to the bigs and still a good good upside
2. C. Nelson - great bat, premium position, and he will play at Coors
3. H. Bailey - huge upside, ranked #3 cause of the risk of H.S. arms and the Reds took him ... who haven't develope an arm in how long?
4. Mark Rigers - another big upside H.S. arm, I'm not one to question the Brewers scouts, lately that have been picking gems
5. N. Walker - maybe too high for him, but I like his power and bat a lot, it also helps a great deal that he can stay at catcher
6. B. Butler - good bat, power, & patience
7. P. Humber - real good stuff, but doesn't really project to be a true ace
8. T. Diamond - fairly similiar to Humber, but he does have a top notch breaking pitch...uses his change up a lot more
9. J. Verlander - high risk / high reward prospect, has great stuff but no control for it
10. H. Street / J. Fields - I felt both should have a shot at rounding out the top 10. Street is a great closer prospect, stuff isn't great ...but he knows how to pitch, great make up, and has great control. Field is a solid 3B prospect, good bat/power ... excellent work ethic



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Postby io » Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:43 pm

its still too early to tell, but i'll give it a shot

1. Chris Nelson
2. Jeff Niemann
3. Homer Bailey - these are top 3 imo, any could be #1
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4. Huston Street - looks really good. i have him this high because he'll help you asap
5. Mark Rogers
6. Jeremy Sowers - looks good and could be in rotation next year
7. Neil Walker
8. Billy Butler
9. Bill Bray - could be on fast track like cordero was
10. Jay Rainville - twins made 4 good picks in the first round, but i think Rainville has the highest ceiling. twins are good at developing prospects so i'd watch all 4 of em

im no expert and probly missing some good guys (Einertson, Humber, Diamond, Fields, DeWitt, Zeringue, ect).. but those are my fave 10 for now i guess
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