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Postby d18Mike » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:40 am

We all look at a lot of the same "power rankings" etc... and read a lot of the same reports here. But when draft day comes, most of us play a few hunches -- guys who we think will dramatically overperform -- and key players who will flop based on little other than a hunches.

Not looking for your rationale on why these guys may fail or succeed, but just wondering about your hunches.

What are your 3 irrational winners and 3 irrational losers?
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Postby EugeneStyles » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:48 am

Irrational Losers:
David Ortiz (and I *know* I'm wrong here, but I just can't shake the feeling)
Jeff Kent
Victor Martinez

Irrational Winners:
Michael Barrett
Brian Giles
Ronny Cedeno
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Postby Thursday » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:25 pm

Irrational winners:
Matt Holliday
Hank Blalock
Josh Beckett

I just got a feeling on these dudes. Call me nuts.
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Postby dodger33 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:30 pm

irrational winners:

I always choose these guys...

tori hunter - i really think 30 30 is gauranteed if he plays 160 games

piazza - can't help taking him and hoping for 25 bombs

kelv Escobar - I take him everyyear hoping for 18 wins and 210 K's
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Postby BigLebowski » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:34 pm

Irrational winners

Brian Fuentes
Nomar Garciaparra
Barry Bonds
Jim Thome
Michael Barrett


Irrational losers

Mark Teixeira
Johan Santana
Carl Crawford
Grady Sizemore
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Postby d18Mike » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:37 pm

Like you, I can't explain these -- but I've irrationally upgraded/downgraded these guys about 5-7 places for IF/C or 5-15 for pitchers/OFers. Nothing more than gut.


LOSERS:
Eric Chavez
Jason Bay
Houston Street


WINNERS:
Nomar
Corey Patterson
Joey Gathright

Don't have a particulalry fondness or dislike for any of these guys -- just gut.
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Postby Thursday » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:43 pm

Guess i forgot my losers:

Eric Chavez
CC Sabathia - i just WILL NOT draft him.
Jhonny Peralta
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Postby SouthBronxBombers » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:52 pm

For some reason I always figured Larry Walker would stay healthy, so took him higher than he should have been, took Bernie over Sosa in a keeper league the year before Sosa went nuts and staying with Steve Finly until August of last year.

Best move ever, trading Hal Morris for Todd Helton before Helton's rookie year.
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Postby Pochucker » Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:55 pm

Winners

Escobar,K
Santana,E (no im not an Angels fan)
Willy Mo Pena



Losers

Ryan Howard
Brian Roberts (had him last two years)
Carl Crawford (he stops running because of minor injury or attitude)
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Postby wkelly91 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:45 pm

Winners:

Prince Fielder
Wily Mo Pena
Tom Gordon

Losers:

Hermida
Lugo
Furcal
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