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Postby CeeLoGreen » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:59 am

I currently have the number one pick in my big money league. What are some names I should keep an eye on for a callup? I am not well versed in Minor League Prospects. If someone could name and give a brief description of players that could be called up this year AND are worthy of a NO. 1 WAIVER. Thanks.
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Postby Havok1517 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:06 am

Here ya go

[quote="Jenkins"][quote="Jenkins"]1 500 Delmon Young TB OF
2 473 Jeremy Hermida FLA OF
3 468 Prince Fielder MIL 1B
4 453 Brandon Wood ANA SS
5 439 Francisco Liriano MIN SP
6 401 Billy Butler KC OF/DH
7 400 Ian Stewart COL 3B
8 379 Lastings Milledge NYM OF
9 358 Carlos Quentin AZ OF
10 342 Justin Verlander DET SP
11 341 Justin Upton AZ SS/OF
12 339 Chad Billingsley LA SP
13 306 Andy Marte CLE 3B
14 303 Howie Kendrick ANA 2B
15 291 Daric Barton OAK 1B
16 286 Stephen Drew AZ SS
17 281 Alex Gordon KC 3B
18 279. Matt Cain SF SP
19 276 Conor Jackson AZ 1B
20 256 Felix Pie CHI OF
21 253 Jarrod Saltalamacchia ATL C/1B
22 250 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 3B
23 249 Andy LaRoche LAD 3B
24 241 Joel Guzman LAD SS/3B
25 223 Chris Young AZ OF
26 223 Joel Zumaya DET SP/RP
27 209 Jon Lester BOS SP
28 165 Ian Kinsler TEX 2B
29 161 Nick Markakis BAL OF
29 161 Jeff Clement SEA C
30 155 Jason Kubel MIN OF
31 144 Yusmeiro Petit FLA SP
32 143. Jon Papelbon BOS SP
33 137 Anthony Reyes STL SP
34 133 Kendry Morales ANA 1B
35 133 Scott Olsen FLA SP
37 122 Cole Hamels PHI SP
38 108 Adam Miller CLE SP
38 103 Phil Hughes NYY SP
39 101 Hanley Ramirez FLA SS
40 97 Thomas Diamond TEX SP
41 96 Jared Weaver ANA SP
42 96. Craig Hansen BOS RP
44 80 Bobby Jenks CHW RP
45 74 Dustin Pedroia CHC 2B
45 73 Carlos Gonzales AZ OF
46 68 Kenji Johjima SEA C
47 67 Troy Tulowitzki COL SS
48 66 Jeremy Sowers CLE SP
50 62 John Danks TEX SP
51 60 Josh Barfield SD 2B
51 60 Brian Anderson CHW OF
52 58 Adam Jones SEA SS
53 56 Anibal Sanchez FLA SP
54 48 Cameron Maybin DET OF
55 42 Dustin McGowan TOR SP
57 36 Chris Ray BAL RP
59 33 Justin Huber KC C/1B
60 33 Chuck James ATL SP
61 32 Wes Bankston TB 1B
62 31 Joey Devine ATL RP
63 31 Jeff Mathis ANA C
64 27 Ryan Braun MIL 3B
65 25 Troy Patton HOU SP
66 25 Homer Bailey CIN SP
67 25 Chris Lubanski KC OF
68 23. Ryan Garko CLE 1B
69 23 Erick Aybar ANA SS
70 22 Cesar Carillo SD SP
75 22 Matt Kemp LAD OF
71 21 Miguel Montero AZ C
72 21 Jon Broxton BOS SP
73 21 Gio Gonzalez PHI SP
74 21 Edison Volquez TEX SP
77 17 Paul Maholm PIT SP
79 15 Russ Martin LAD C
80 15 Hunter Pence - HOU OF
81 14 Adam Loewen - BAL SP
82 14 Neil Walker PIT C
83 12 Mark Rogers MIL SP
84 12 Mike Pelfrey NYM SP
85 11 Elvis Andrus ATL SS
86 9 Javier Herrera OAK OF
87 9 Elijah Dukes TB OF/DH
88 9 Daisuke Matsuzaka SP JAP
89 8 Travis Denker LAD 2B
90 8 Mark Pawlek CHI SP
91 8 Corey Hart MIL OF/3B
92 7 Andre Ethier LAD OF
94 6 Elvis Andrus - ATL SS
95 5 Hayden Penn BAL SP
96 5 Marcus Sanders SF 2B/SS
97 5 Chris Nelson COL SS
98 5 Chuck Tiffany - TB SP
99 5 Michael Bourn PHI OF
101 4 Eric Campbell - ATL 3B
102 4 Ryan Shealy COL 1B
103 3 Ronnie Cedeno CHC SS
104 3 Anthony LeRew - ATL SP
105 3 Eric Duncan NYY 3B
107 3 Gaby Hernandez FLA SP
108 2 Edwin Encarnacion CIN 3B
109 2 Kevin Slowey - MIN SP
110 2 Jeff Niemann TB SP
111 1 Travis Bowyer FLA RP


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Postby Trot Nixon » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:10 am

Heard about him for the past 2 hurt last year in a bar fight, might pick him up just to take a flyer on him
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Postby thehat » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:09 am

Yoda wrote:
Ender wrote:The majority of leagues are not keeper leagues and there is no point to keeping the #1 waiver pick in most leagues.

Fair enough. So I guess using a #1 pick in 2005 for Felix wasn't worth it for their owners either huh?

Definitely not. No argung that King Felix was superb once he arrived. Sub-3 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, great K's to IP. Unlucky to only get four wins.

Nevertheless, anyone who sat on the #1 waiver claim most of the year waiting on him made a bad move if it was in a redraft league where there were decent quality guys on the wire previously. I'd rather get a guy from May through September than just he last two months myself.

As for Hamels, tremendous prospect but not worthy of waiting on with a #1 claim.

And as for Kendrick, he's a dynamic prospect in one category (BA) but I think he's being wildly overhyped. Limited power and he will not be a prolific big league SB guy.
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Postby bluejkrew » Fri Apr 28, 2006 3:02 am

Don't ever use a #1 waiver on a prospect hitter called-up from the minors. Most of them will have to go thorugh an adjustment period in the big leagues. However, a pitcher is a different story (ONLY if his hype is worth it, e.g. Prior, Felix) since its more likely that major league hitters have to adjust to him.
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Postby Yoda » Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:41 am

Ender wrote:I was in 5 leagues last year and not a single one was won by the person who took felix. Holding your waiver has its own built in disadvantages that almost universally offsets the player you end up getting with the waiver. In a keeper league I can see it, in a normal league it simply is not worth it.

Not sure what kind of leagues you play in but in my leagues, you don't see too much on waivers. If you are in a competitive league, teams tend to be more patient and they don't make stupid moves.

Just because you picked up Felix in 05 doesn't mean you won. But I guarantee you that he helped his owners to go up in standings based on how he pitched. I can't imagine using a #1 waiver pick on Felix hurt anyone.
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Postby stikmata » Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:55 am

garf112 wrote: They have scored 57 runs (with only 48 RBIs, which I thought was odd).

fielding/throwing errors
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Postby Music2004Man » Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:08 pm

bluejkrew wrote:Don't ever use a #1 waiver on a prospect hitter called-up from the minors. Most of them will have to go thorugh an adjustment period in the big leagues. However, a pitcher is a different story (ONLY if his hype is worth it, e.g. Prior, Felix) since its more likely that major league hitters have to adjust to him.

I think your thoughts here are interesting but I would rather hold my #1 priority for a hitter over a pitcher. My thought is that a highly ranked prospect aka Delmon Young (if he can stop throwing bats at umps) sorry, low blow, BJ Upton, Jeremy Hermida, Prince Fielder will need less time to adjust then the top prospect pitchers Felix, Duke, Liriano, Verlander. What do you guys think about this?
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Postby garf112 » Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:39 pm

stikmata wrote:
garf112 wrote: They have scored 57 runs (with only 48 RBIs, which I thought was odd).

fielding/throwing errors

I realize the reasons for more runs than RBIs. I found it odd that such a high percentage of their runs did not have RBIs.

Also, a double play that scores a run does not give the hitter an RBI.
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Postby Diamond Miners » Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:24 pm

I just used mine on M.Giles, even though I have Weeks at 2B. But yeah I'll keep an eye out
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