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Postby Ender » Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:59 pm

I'm targeting Weeks because he has the potential to be the best fantasy 2B in baseball, I'll just roll the dice and hope its this year rather than next.

If I don't get Weeks I'll take a Polanco, Loretta, Ellis type most likely.
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Postby Dan Charette » Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:30 pm

If you want Utley, Figginns, Kent, or Giles then you'll have to get them early. But I will spend my early picks elsewhere.
Cantu and Lopez also will go fairly early.

But after that there's many good choices.
Roberts
Weeks
Iguchi
Freel
Loretta
Cano
Polanco
Ellis
Belliard
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Vidro
Durham
Biggio
Lowell
Loretta
Gonzalez
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This is in my opinion a position to be drafted late. There's a little power here, as well as speed or batting average. For those who like youngsters there's Kinsler and Barfield. What more can you ask for? Many options with different strengths. Nothings perfect, but this looks like an ideal position to get good value from a late round pick.

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Postby BritSox » Sun Feb 26, 2006 1:44 pm

I wouldn't draft Soriano ever. He just can't fall far enough for me to take him in RFK. I'll take Utley or Figgins if either falls to the early third, if not, it's a position to be waiting on.
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Postby JustAnotherYanksFan » Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:16 pm

Agreed on Soriano. The move to RFK just kills his value, and since I know he'll be gone by the end of the 3rd round at the latest, I can't imagine ever taking him.

These are my top 12, although these rankings are for a keeper draft:

C. Utley
C. Figgins
R. Weeks
M. Giles
A. Soriano
J. Cantu
F. Lopez
J. Kent
B. Roberts
R. Freel
T. Iguchi
R. Cano

In a non-keeper you would probably bump up Kent quite a bit and maybe flip Weeks and Giles. But even in a non-keeper, I like Weeks as a guy to target, since he can be had relatively late and has huge potential. But personally, if I don't get Utley, Figgins or Kent and I miss out on Weeks, then I'd probably just wait until the end and grab an Ellis/Polanco type or maybe take someone like Freel a bit earlier if I were desperate for steals.
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Postby DevilDriver » Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:24 pm

Just grab Weeks...you can get him pretty late in drafts and he could turn out to be a great pick with his upside
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Postby Old_Style » Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:35 pm

if i can't get utley or figgins in the mid 2nd to early 3rd, i'll wait around and grab weeks, cano, or iguchi.
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Postby rotterdam_82 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:38 pm

I've been grabbing Giles or Kent anywhere from the 5th to the 8th. I think they're both bargins there to be quite honest.

I know everyone is saying wait, but after Utley, Figgins, Kent, Giles they all seem a little risky to me.
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Postby Purple Haze » Sun Feb 26, 2006 5:46 pm

Mark Ellis is so under valued... Especially if he continues his second half surge from last season... 2nd/SS Mark Ellis baby ;-D
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Postby DoubleHeaders » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:53 pm

Jose Castillo could make some noise this year if healthy, Padres' Josh Barfield could be one who you snatch end game if youre league-mates aren't too keen. I always try to save one IF position for the very last round/dollar b/c there's usually more deep sleepers there than anywhere else. Just my opinion. Good luck.
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Postby RynMan » Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:40 pm

Build some balanced speed into your team, and take Mike Lowell in the last round of your draft.
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