garf112 wrote:I like Johnson alot and felt he should have made the team coming out of ST. The A's should have figured out a trade to get rid of Durazo or Hatteberg. BB/K rate is stellar. He might max out at 30 HRs, but his batting average will be very helpful. He has no speed whatsoever and his defense is unimpressive, but that has never stopped Oakland from playing guys before. Picked him up even though I have Tex, DWright, Konerko and Casey for my 1b,3b,ci, and Util spots. Trying to trade Casey because I think Johnson will be the better hitter for the rest of the year, but, because of his lack of HRs, I've had a hard time finding any takers. Probably not a keeper this year, but could have his breakout year in '06.
Yeah, I agree (as I'm sure my previous post would suggest). Main reason why I grabbed him for my keeper league is that we get to keep everyone who doesn't enter real life free agency.
In a typical keeper league where you only keep a few players, you're right that he probably wouldn't be a keeper yet since you normally want somebody much more proven than him, especially for 1B. In that case, you'd probably want to draft him as a great sleeper next year.