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Postby EugeneStyles » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:56 pm

Huff is definitely one to avoid drafting, no matter where you might have him projected... whether that's because he's a second half player (which I still believe - I'll definitely be watching him around the ASB to see if he might be worth a pickup) or because he just sucks.

Eli Marerro has been a 1st half (actually, 1st month is more like it) player most of his career. Most people, I think, consider him undraftable at this point, but if I had an open roster spot and no clear needs, I might take a last-round flyer just to see if he comes out of the gate strong. He wasn't horrible even last season, at the beginning. He hit .303 in April, with 4 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, and 3 SB. And then at the beginning of May, like a faucet, he shut off. If he's got a roster spot to start this season, it could happen again. Probably as much chance as Erubiel Durazo has of tearing it up this year, maybe more.

Shelton was a first half guy last year... again, it might happen again. Who knows? :*)

Seems like most of the guys that you could have definitely considered one-half players are closer to "completely undraftable" this year. Shawn Green is another that comes to mind. ARam is one that's still up there, but let's face it... if he's available around the time of the draft that you've got him ranked at, you're probably just going to take him, and you're not likely to get rid of him even if he starts slow (no point in trading a guy when his value's at a low).
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Postby Doughhead » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:45 pm

Furcal and Aramis were the first 2nd half performers that came to my mind. Big Tex was much better in the second half last year, so that's worth noting.
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Postby Brandaddy » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:00 pm

andy petitie is a big second half guy.
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Postby mu_biggie » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:46 pm

Jeff Suppan is horrible in the first half. The second half though he is a great pitcher. However, that was with the Cardinals when they were winning and looking to clinch NL Central Titles. I would look to see where the Brewers are in the standings and then jump if they look to be in the race.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:59 pm

Shea Hillenbrand is wayyyyy better in the first half...happens every year.

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Postby buckwild13 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:11 am

bump on andy pettite for his 2nd half.
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Postby KHI » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:28 am

Chavez is a consistent 2nd halfer,
Lowe is becoming a 2nd halfer
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Postby J35J » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:27 am

No mention of Beltre yet? He's always a second half guy.

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Postby tuckerman85 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:36 am

This doesnt really answer your question, but I know Helton and Vlad have been known to do well in September. If it comes down to them and another player to choose from I'll go with them so I have a better chance of winning when it matters, in the playoffs. Just a small strategical move that has helped me in the past.
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Postby chadlincoln » Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:02 pm

Beltre and A-ram in the 2nd half.
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