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Postby Yoda » Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:38 am

I always wait on 2B...

Other than injuries, what is there not to like about Weeks? He has serious power and good plate discipline with speed. He will be a top 5 2B, barring any catastrophic failure. Perhaps as soon as 07. I'll be definitely snagging him next season.
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Postby Scooter1027 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:51 am

Yoda wrote:I always wait on 2B...

Other than injuries, what is there not to like about Weeks? He has serious power and good plate discipline with speed. He will be a top 5 2B, barring any catastrophic failure. Perhaps as soon as 07. I'll be definitely snagging him next season.


Agreed.

J35J wrote: You say you will wait on one of the young guys and I'm thinking that it may just be the opposite in that you might be able to grab one of the vets a little later than the young guys...


I see what you're saying, and essentially I agree with you. I guess my point was more that I'm not going reach to take the 3rd/4th/5th 2B off the board when I feel I can wait and get similar value (or some upside) taking the 9th/10th/11th 2B off the board.
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Postby J35J » Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:58 am

Scooter1027 wrote:
I see what you're saying, and essentially I agree with you. I guess my point was more that I'm not going reach to take the 3rd/4th/5th 2B off the board when I feel I can wait and get similar value (or some upside) taking the 9th/10th/11th 2B off the board.


And I would agree with you here.


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Postby GridIronGiant » Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:19 pm

Great thread.

I think Aaron Hill makes a giant leap next year, but he'll be a waiver wire pickup in most leagues. From the drafted crew I'd peg Barfield as being the best value. Peeps are scared shirtless over Petco Park and that Padres lineup but he has all the tools to leap into the top 5 fantasy 2B's.

Weeks' third full season will be well hyped b4 the season starts next year I'm sure and he'll still end up going too early.
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Postby cordscords » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:04 pm

mak1277 wrote:Don't sleep on Freddy Sanchez. Now it's true, he may revert to the mean next year and do absolutely nothing. But...he had 85 runs and 85 RBIs this year, despite missing a lot of AB's early in the season. He also had 53! doubles. You always hear that doubles hitters can turn into HR hitters, so it's not out of the realm of possibility to see a line of .315 - 90 runs - 90 RBIs - 12 HRs. That would be just fine for my 2b.


I'm with you on that line. Comparing his .129 ISOP to others, he should crack double digits. He's also got a little bit of speed, but the Pirates don't send runners that much. It wouldnt surprise me if he was at 5-10 SB. Nothing special, but any SB for a fantasy owner is an important one.
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Postby stumpak » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:26 pm

Of course we do not know where he will be playing yet, but Lugo seems low.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:25 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:Bill Hall .270 35 HR 85 RBI 101 R 8 SB

#3 second baseman

Bill Hall only had 4 GS/GP so he doesn't qualify at 2B even under Yahoo's lax rules. :-/
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Postby Scooter1027 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:13 pm

Amazinz wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:Bill Hall .270 35 HR 85 RBI 101 R 8 SB

#3 second baseman

Bill Hall only had 4 GS/GP so he doesn't qualify at 2B even under Yahoo's lax rules. :-/


Yeah, JJ Hardy's injury this year is going to hurt Bill Hall's value a little next year. Had he stayed healthy, Hall almost certainly would have picked up eligibility at CF, 2B, 3B, and SS. As it looks now, I believe it will only be 3B and SS. He's not that great a value at 3B, but he should be a pretty good SS choice.
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Postby Stu2k5 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:42 pm

J35J wrote:Yes, Chone Figgins is eligibly at 2B in '07


Are we sure about this. I've trying to verify this as I'm in a keeper league and would love to have Figgy at 2B next year instead of OF.

This is the response I got back from Yahoo...

Thank you for writing to Yahoo! Fantasy Sports.

A player will gain eligibility at a new position after five starts at
that position, or 10 total appearances at that position.

At the beginning of the Fantasy Baseball season, Yahoo! Sports placed
all players into positions based in part on information from official
rosters, but focusing mainly on past performance. Some players appear in
multiple position lists and are eligible to fill any of those positions.




Please note the following conditions that apply to a player's position
eligibility.

1. A player's position eligibility will not be adjusted prior to the
beginning of the season. (If a third baseman is playing first base
exclusively during spring training, he will not become eligible at 1B
until after he meets the criteria for regular-season games played
there.)

2. Players will not lose positional eligibility during the season, even
if they do not appear at the position throughout the season.

3. It is not possible to customize this setting within Custom Leagues.
All leagues are subject to the same constraints.

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If a position player makes 10 appearances (or 5 starts) at a new
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Profile. From there, click on the "Career" link. You will be able to
view the player's statistics for the season, and the number of games
played at each position.

Players will not necessarily be eligible for all positions listed in
their Player Profile.


To me it seems like it is still up in the air. Yes he would qualify during the season as he played in more then 10 games at 2B but he will not be a 2B going into 2007. I guess if he gets listed on the Angels depth charts as a backup to the 2B position he may get the qualification.
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Postby Stu2k5 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:45 pm

What is everybodies thoughts on Giles?

He obviously had a down year, especially in BA. Was this an aberation? He did much better in the second half...posting a .280+BA.

Can he return to being a .300 hitter in 2007?
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