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Postby hooligan1 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:48 pm

Here are some big-name guys I think might be a bit undervalued in fantasy drafts going into next season for various reasons.

Teixiera: having a down season, not a bad year but not 1st rd value

King Felix: couldn't possibly live up to the hype this year

Big Hurt: MVP-caliber 2006, still has it.....when healthy

Myers: everyone thinks wife-beater, but having great 2nd half

D. Lee: injured most of 06, if healthy can put up 1st-2nd rd numbers

Chipper: also injured, can still rake when healthy

What are some of yours?
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Postby Ben_Sheets » Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:42 pm

Ben Sheets. It seems everybody has just about forgot about him, but he has had sparks of brilliance in games this year and if he can stay healthy he could improve on his 2004 numbers.

A.J Burnett. You haven't heard about him a lot this season since he has fought injuries, but he still has dynamite stuff.

Jake Peavy. I'll put him here for the sake of it but I'm sure most everybody knows about how dominant he's been lately and the K numbers are still there.
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Postby Yoda » Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:01 pm

Lance Berkman as always.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:49 pm

I'm going to add Aramis Ramirez, Eric Chavez, and Alex Rios to that list.

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Postby Surfs up » Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:30 pm

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.
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Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:13 pm

M. Tex is a big one.

Hanley Ramirez
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B. Abreu
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Postby Havok1517 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:33 pm

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.

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Postby The Big Train » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:06 am

Hideki Matsui perhaps? Overall numbers won't be noticeable due to the wrist injury. Other injured outfielders: Pat Burrell if his foot heals? or Johnny Gomes? Jim Edmonds? Brad Wilkerson? Yikes!

Do I dare throw Pettitte into this list? That might be a stretch, but as a fourth/fifth starter...

Ryan Shealy? Could be good for a cheap 20-25 ding-dongs.

Kendry Morales? Coco Crisp? Jason Lane? Dan Johnson?

What to make of Morgan Ensberg?

Any of the young Arizona players?
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Re: Guys who may be undervalued next year

Postby Laean » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:11 am

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.
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Postby mrmelo15 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:45 am

I know nothing about the plans the Pirates have for him. But is Chris Duffy worth looking at in late rounds next year? He's provided suuch cheap steals for me down the stretch.
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