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Postby powenM » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:12 pm

Im thinking both whether or not they will start & produce.
Pick a few if u like & state what u think there projections will be.

J. Willingham
M. Jacobs
K. Youkilis
DJohnson
EBrown
C. Burke
J. Castillo
A. Marte,
D. McPherson
JJ Hardy,
S. Drew,
I. Kinsler
C. Sullivan,
B. Hawpe,
M. Murton
C. Duffy,
J. Kubel,
F. Pie
Y. Petit,
T. Coffey,
J. Devine,
T. Bowyer,
F. Cabrera
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Re: which kids will have the greatest impact this year &

Postby orange12 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:24 pm

People I like:

J. Willingham:15-18HR/.280, possibly switching from C to LF.

M. Jacobs: 20+ HRs possibly batting cleanup behind MCab

DJohnson: 25 HR/.275 hitting in a pretty good lineup.

D. McPherson: Still very talented despite blowing his chance last season. Unfortunately, Angels get a little more crowded this season with Kotchman pushing Erstad to the OF and holing Figgins at 3B even more.

JJ Hardy: 15-20HR sleeper SS. Last year's small sampling hide how good he really was at every level up until now.

I. Kinsler: 70/15/60 .270 out of 2B isn't bad.

C. Sullivan & B. Hawpe: I love Coors. (Not the beer, that stuff's garbage.) But these two along with Atkins would be great spot starters when ever the Rockies play at home. Sullivan might be good enough to play everyday since he has 20SB speed.

J. Devine: Has a chance of taking over CL if Reitsma struggles.

Also...

Granderson & Shelton: Detroit's future. 25HR/.290 from Shelton and 15 HR/20SB/.275 for Granderson. Now only if Nook Logan and Carlos Pena can go away.

Scott Baker: 5th pitcher for the Twins. Seems to get no recognition at this point but Post AS stats last year look like: 8GS, 3-2, 3.40ERA/1.13WHIP/.237BAA. Definitely better than Lohse.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:26 pm

to make it simple

JJ Hardy

Had a heck of a second half last year. Look to continue
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Postby thedude » Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:36 pm

Hermida (who you didn't list)-projects out at 20-20/ with a 280 batting average.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:48 pm

I really like Fernando Cabrera. The guy has the talent to be a top closer. I'm not betting on another healthy season from Wickman and I know he's got some people in front of him but I like Cabrera to be a sleeper closer by mid season.
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Postby baseballrich » Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:22 pm

Hermida is my choice. If you watch him he has a very good command of the strike zone especially for someone his age. I also think the lineup he is in will be way better than most think and it will end up helping him
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Re: which kids will have the greatest impact this year &

Postby MotorCityKitties » Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:31 pm

orange12 wrote:People I like:

J. Willingham:15-18HR/.280, possibly switching from C to LF.

M. Jacobs: 20+ HRs possibly batting cleanup behind MCab

DJohnson: 25 HR/.275 hitting in a pretty good lineup.

D. McPherson: Still very talented despite blowing his chance last season. Unfortunately, Angels get a little more crowded this season with Kotchman pushing Erstad to the OF and holing Figgins at 3B even more.

JJ Hardy: 15-20HR sleeper SS. Last year's small sampling hide how good he really was at every level up until now.

I. Kinsler: 70/15/60 .270 out of 2B isn't bad.

C. Sullivan & B. Hawpe: I love Coors. (Not the beer, that stuff's garbage.) But these two along with Atkins would be great spot starters when ever the Rockies play at home. Sullivan might be good enough to play everyday since he has 20SB speed.

J. Devine: Has a chance of taking over CL if Reitsma struggles.

Also...

Granderson & Shelton: Detroit's future. 25HR/.290 from Shelton and 15 HR/20SB/.275 for Granderson. Now only if Nook Logan and Carlos Pena can go away.
Scott Baker: 5th pitcher for the Twins. Seems to get no recognition at this point but Post AS stats last year look like: 8GS, 3-2, 3.40ERA/1.13WHIP/.237BAA. Definitely better than Lohse.


Pena and Logan are having horrible springs. They wont be much of a factor in the AB's of Granderson and Shelton. Shelton especially.
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Postby Thursday » Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:44 pm

Another glaring omission is Brandon Wood. Lots of people have opinions on him, including those who say that he won't be up this year. They may be right, but if you're looking beyond this year, like for a keeper league with a minors roster, he's definately a guy to keep your eye on. He raked last season in the minors with some ridiculous 40+ HR season. In one magazine i have, they say: think Miguel Tejada. That's pretty lofty.
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Postby powenM » Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:28 pm

Why i ask is because we only keep 6 players so I want those who will help me now.

Settings:
R (1), 1B (1), 2B (2), 3B (3), HR (3), RBI (1), SB (2), CS (-1), BB (1), HBP (1), K (-1), GIDP (-2), IP (1.5), W (10), L (-5), CG (15), SHO (15), SV (8), H (-.5), ER (-1), HR (-2), BB (-.5), HBP (-1), K (1), WP (-1), GIDP (2)

My team:

C B. McCann
1B P. Fielder
2B B. Roberts
3B A. Béltre
SS R. Furcal
IF T. Clark
LF J. Bay
CF C. Beltrán
RF J. Lane
OF C. Lee
Util D. DeJesús
Util D. Roberts
BN O. Hudson
BN O. Cabrera
BN M. Jacobs

SP P. Martínez
SP C. Carpenter
SP R. Oswalt
SP B. McCarthy
RP B. Lidge
RP J. Isringhausen
P B. Wickman
BN E. Bedard
BN B. Arroyo
BN S. Baker

Okay Im thinking of grabbing JJ Hardy - who should i drop?

Also would u take DJohnson over MJacobs?
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Postby ramble2 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:36 pm

Ian Kinsler is having a nice spring so far. Don't read too much into the stats, but it means that he may be playing himself into the starting lineup.

Personally I don't like relying on rookies for my fantasy teams, but he's someone who would be nice to have as a backup.

Granderson is also playing well, and should get into the lineup. If he can hit at the top of the DET lineup he'll score a lot of runs and get enough SB and HR to be useful.

Mike Jacobs is also intriguing, as is D. Johnson.
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