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Postby Pacman » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:17 pm

I left a more sepcific question about whether or not I should claim Naday (who's on waivers) in my league, in the Draft/Trade/Keeper/Waiver forum, but this is a more general question.:


Is Xavier Naday the Real Deal, or just the Flavor of the Day? More than 33,000 people have picked him up today in Yahoo (says Buzz Index).


Whaddya think?
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:19 pm

Who knows, but if I had to guess, the same number will be putting him on the wire in about 2-3 weeks.
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Postby quicksilver8 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:21 pm

Real deal. If you are in a deep league and have the spot available, get him. The only thing working against him, is playing time when Dave Roberts comes back...which is supposed to be friday.
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Postby thehat » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:24 pm

Nady is dynamite vs. lefties, has not shown he can hit righties. He was worth owning this opening week, but might not be so hot this week as the Friars will face mostly righties. Roberts is then slated to return, which means Nady goes into a strict platoon in all likelihood. Thus, his only likely long term value is on a deep league roster where you can afford to bench him whenever SD is not facing a lefty starter, which will be most of the time.

This does not kill his value in these leagues, though. In one of my leagues last season, I maintained a 6 OF rotation all season and got a nice reward with Eli Marrero who tore it up vs. southpaws all season.

But if you're considering Nady as an everyday OF, it's not a good move.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:27 pm

Been in the Majors since 2003 and has never shown much in limited duty which included 110 games and 371 ABS in 2003. His OPS never cracked .720. Still he could be this year's Rowand. But when ROberts returns who is going to sit?
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Postby Strasil42 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:29 pm

hes the #1 ranked guy in yahoo leagues.

;-D ;-D
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Postby Iconoclastic » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:56 pm

I remember watching him hit 2 years ago and going, "Wow this guy is a good hitter." But he never got regular playing time. I saw him last year and said the exact same thing.

This year, it's the same story. When Roberts comes back Nady will be supersubbing. He's a .300 100 30 100 in 162 games type of player. Hopefully he'll be eligible for more positions soon. But being only eligible for OF and supersubbing right now he's not worth a roster spot.
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Postby slomo007 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:03 pm

All I can say is that Burroughs had better watch out at 3b, Nady will be getting a look there if he keeps hitting like this.
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Postby davidmarver » Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:04 pm

The way Nady is hitting, I truly believe he will maintain a starting spot when Roberts return. That does not mean he will have centerfield. I think Burroughs run is over. He's a singles hitter in a gap-dominated playing field. Besides all that, Burroughs plays only an average third-base making him very expendable, especially for the bat Nady has. Nady played third in spring training and he makes me reminisce of the days Nevin played at third. If you can get Nady, get him. He may cool off a bit, but he will have good fantasy value this season, especially WHEN he gets that third base qualification.
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Postby quicksilver8 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:09 pm

Burroughs isn't exactly chopped liver...he has batted pretty well so far. Nady is definitely better offensively right now...but I don't think Nady will be given 3rd base fulltime...
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