You may think I'm nuts but Nick Punto in a AL only auction league . I have him for $1.00 and I am planning on keeping him. No power but he hits for a good average. Steals bases. Scores runs and hits at the top of the order.Also qualifies at second, third and short in my league.I'll fill my shortstop spot cheap and spend the money not wasted on guys like Perralta or Bobby Crosby.
any injured pitcher that has huge to decent upside. Harden, Burnett, Prior, Sheets, Pedro, Foulke (if he gets signed to close in the off season), Dotel (since he's stated he wants to close next year), Colon, etc.
I also think Oliver Perez (Yes, I said it.) Might be in for a return to form next year under a great pitching coach, new team, with more talent around him, pitcher friendly stadium, and Pedro to mentor and take some presssure off of him.
i agree with teix and felix, but smart managers will still take teix at latest 3rd round.
i would think thomas would be a little overrated next season.
the fact that you think derrek lee can put up 1st/2nd round #s when healthy makes me think he won't be undervalued at all. he just had that one great half.
i don't think chipper will ever be healthy enough to play a full season again.
burnett will always be an underachieving disappointment i think.
i would think rios will actually be the opposite and be a sleeper.
abreu is a good one.
my contribution to this list is helton. if he didn't miss any time, he'd be around 23-25 hr and .300 range right now. not a first rounder anymore, but i think he could bounce back to around 30 100 .310 next season. a solid 1b to draft after the 4th round or so, that you'll probably be able to get later.