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Escobar - Get him now, he is the Cy-Young to be!

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Postby Joe Mauer » Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:55 am

mweir145 wrote:
Joe Mauer wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Injury risk.

Duh. I think that is obvious. But taking a couple educated risks is what brings home the championships.

I took the risk on him. I don't view it a risk. He is healthy again he has great stuff. I also got him for a small $5 price tag. Well worth the buy for a guy who could put up No. 1 or (more likely) No. 2 fantasy SP numbers. Heck, Matt Cain went for more than him at our draft ($ me...another educated risk). So he was at a great value. At $12 or longer a value worth the risk.

Don't get me wrong, I would have drafted the guy if I didn't think he was being overvalued (taken in the 10th round in my league), as I think he has great potential to be a superb fantasy starter. He was on my team last year, and his numbers (while he was there) really did help me. However, I have a hard time believing he won't get hurt again, he was supposed to be healthy when he came back last April, it turned out he wasn't. I decided not to waste a 10th rounder for Escobar, and waited a few rounds for Lee and Contreras.

I hear ya. I got a bargain, he was drafted too early in your league. I still think this is his year (even if his fingernail hurts). Word!

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