issyg67 wrote:Some questions for those of you who've already drafted/auctioned...
How much would you pay for Miguel Tejada in an AL-only league?
This depends too much on your league setup to answer. # of teams, salary limits, and starting positions need to be identified before a value calculation can be given.
issyg67 wrote:Where is Michael Young going in relation to the other AL shortstops? I'm hoping I can get him a little cheaper than I should be able to because he doesn't have the name of a Jeter, Tejada, Renteria.
Young is ranked as high as Renteria if not higher by most people. I seriously doubt he will sneak by anyone in an AL only auction.
issyg67 wrote:How many steals will Orlando Cabrera get with the Angels? I'm thinking he could hit 30, probaly not much more, but at least 20.
Id pencil him in for 20 steals barring injury. At his age (30), dont expect much of an increase in SBs. Some people really love this guy for this yr, but I dont see it. He's batting 6th or 7th ahead of Molina and McPherson - not exactly prime realty. I think you can do better by waiting and spending less on a less-hyped player. Cabrera is hitting well under .200 this spring.
issyg67 wrote:Jason Bartlett looks like he has Minnesota's starting job locked up, are you comfortable with him as your MI in an AL-only league?
no, but he does have upside potential. I just wouldnt be comfortable at all.
issyg67 wrote:Jorge Cantu is the second baseman in Tampa Bay, I think he's a sleeper to hit at least .280 and not hurt a team. Any chance he could lose the job if the D-Rays call up Upton (I've heard Upton will play third if he's called up, like last year).
I like Cantu a lot - especially now that he will be the DRays fulltime 2B. He's been tagged as the Outstanding Rookie last yr - and for a team with so many outstanding rookies, Id say thats a pretty big feather in his cap. A lot depends on where he bats in their lineup.
Dont shy away from Det's MI this yr - Guillen will be better than anyone gives him credit for even if he falls off a bit from being a top 5 SS last yr. Infante should be more valuable than both Cantu and Bartlett.