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Postby BritSox » Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:47 am

Who are people targetting as potential late round guys, particularly in leagues with short benches, to cover multiple positions?

Chris Burke strikes me as a good one (especially if your league uses separate OF positions). Anyone else that could be the 07 version of Bill Hall's 2005 (Not his 06, as plenty of people knew about him by then.) These kind of guys can be gold in H2H leagues especially, as you can sometimes get an extra four games played out of them in a given week, between other guys' rest and travel days.
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Postby Niffoc4 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:29 am

Depends on how deep you are talking. Chris Burke is a good one.
In deeper leagues, Aaron Hill and Nick Punto both cover 3 positions, though neither have a ton of upside, both can hit for a decent average, and Punto can steal some bases.
Kevin Youkilis will be eligible at 1st 3rd and in the OF in Yahoo leagues (he had 5 starts in the OF).
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Postby Bostonboy » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:52 am

in AL leagues there is a wide choice:
wiggington, norton, gomez, cintron, mackowiak, quinlan, gload, mazuris, german, luna
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Postby stumpak » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:59 am

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Postby Yoda » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:59 am

BritSox wrote:Who are people targetting as potential late round guys, particularly in leagues with short benches, to cover multiple positions?

Chris Burke strikes me as a good one (especially if your league uses separate OF positions). Anyone else that could be the 07 version of Bill Hall's 2005 (Not his 06, as plenty of people knew about him by then.) These kind of guys can be gold in H2H leagues especially, as you can sometimes get an extra four games played out of them in a given week, between other guys' rest and travel days.


Yeah in H2H leagues, these guys are key. Last year I had Cuddyer and it was awesome having him qualify everywhere.

For 07, I don't see a lot of guys but maybe Upton? There are rumors that they will move him again and if he can concentrate on hitting, he may qualify at multiple positions.

Betemit also?
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Postby thomasps3 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:12 pm

I like the Youkilis call here. He qualifies a 1b, 3b, and OF. I have him for this:
.285
16 HR
82 RBI
115 Rs
2 SBs

and those Rs are truly elite. The wild card is Todd Helton. If Helton is acq'd, then Youkilis will drop in the lineup, making him barely worth picking up, because of the accompanying drop in Rs that make him so valuable...
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:17 pm

what about Tony Clark?
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Postby stumpak » Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:23 pm

Feliz is another good one, as is Hillenbrand if he still has 3B eligability.
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Postby chipper » Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:30 pm

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Postby decoy562 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:44 pm

How about this one? Kelly Johnson...

He's slated to be the starting 2B for the Braves, so he'll qualify for 2B and OF...
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