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Postby TreeRucker » Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:56 pm

I have haren., don't like him, and byrd.....and sleepers that are waiver guys......estimate the normal pithcers have been taken in a 10 team 5 by 5
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Postby Steve-o » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:03 am

I like Kevin Millwood this year and I bet he is on your ww. Pitches for a good Cleveland offense and should strike out enough guys to post decent numbers.

I guy I have in my 12 team is Jeff Francis - #3 SP for Colorado. I know the thin air scares some people away, but you start him on road games. This guy's K rate is incredible, 8.8 per 9 IP. Plus a very low walk rate, 2.7 BB/9. I am sure there are a couple of threads on him, just do a search to find out more info.
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Postby bob123 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:04 am

i think smoltz is a decent "sleeper"
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Postby Paco625 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:12 am

How can you call Smoltz a sleeper? Some legitimate sleepers to keep an eye on are: Lackey, Hampton, Bedard, Tomko, Kazmir, Washburn, Jerome Williams, and Francis (I agree with Steve-O, he might be a decent start on the road).
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Postby BostonBK7 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:15 am

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Postby AcidRock23 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:21 am

I think that Jeff Francis is still widley available, maybe Mike Gonzalez, as an MR to boost some of the ERA and K for low risk/ cost? I think that Millwood is a good candidate and should rebound as well.

Haren maybe but have a backup plan. He doesn't seem to have a lot of experience and, for some reason, I am not too high on the As this year.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:21 am

Blanton, Bush, Thomson, and Woody are my main sleeper SP's. Buehrle gets overlooked a lot too but I doubt he's on waivers. With the foot injury ya never know though.
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Postby agchris02 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:24 am

blanton is a good one

C Young
my favorite - R Rodriguez

T Redding now in san diego is easily one as well
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Postby bob123 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:25 am

Paco625 wrote:How can you call Smoltz a sleeper? Some legitimate sleepers to keep an eye on are: Lackey, Hampton, Bedard, Tomko, Kazmir, Washburn, Jerome Williams, and Francis (I agree with Steve-O, he might be a decent start on the road).
smoltz is the 88th player taken on average in espn live drafts. people are doubting his ability to start, but he's been great this spring. i see him producing better than where he's being drafted.
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Postby Steve-o » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:31 am

LBJackal wrote:Blanton, Bush, Thomson, and Woody are my main sleeper SP's. Buehrle gets overlooked a lot too but I doubt he's on waivers. With the foot injury ya never know though.


I also love Jon Thomson. 15+ wins. Really. Leo Mazzone will help him out greatly. I just don't know if he is available.

bob123 wrote:smoltz is the 88th player taken on average in espn live drafts. people are doubting his ability to start, but he's been great this spring. i see him producing better than where he's being drafted.


He was asking for people who will be available on waivers in a 10 team league. I don't think Smoltz falls into that category.
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