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Postby J35J » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:03 pm

Hey fellas, we all know its getting to be that time for fantasy drafts and 1 guy who keeps coming up is Gordon...... Is he going to start the year in the minors or with KC?? How do I know when to draft him if I don't know if he is going to play the first month or two of the season?? etc, etc..... I never really got a good grasp on what they planned on doing with him as the front office hasn't really said much either way. I've always thought that if Gordon tore up spring training then he would start with the big club but if not then they would send him down.


*** Now I'm getting the idea, mainly from all our local sports radio talk/interviews......which is the best in the country BTW!, that Gordon will start the year with KC "barring a complete collapse" in ST.

So...... take it for what its worth. I've moved from the stance of it being a 50/50 chance to about an 80/20 chance that he WILL start the year with the big club. You can just hear it in almost everyones voice..... Buddy Bell, Dayton Moore.... even Mark Teahen himself when he talks about playing in the OF. As long as Gordon doesn't go .190 with 1 RBI during the spring he is up!!!

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Postby j24jags » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:20 pm

I don't think I'll get him on many of my teams. I think the hype surrounding him will be enough to get him taken ahead of more reliable 3bs so I'll stick with the sure bet in a redraft here. ;-D
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Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:28 pm

My favorite hitting prospect even before he was considered the consensus top pick but I know I won't get him.

I think he will put together Teixeiraesque rookie campaign if he starts the season in KC. There is also a possiblity that he pulls a Blalock and that is why I will be more conservative than the other owners in my league.
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Postby GreatestShowOnEarth » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:29 pm

When is he going to be taken? I really am not sure when to even consider taking him.
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Postby Legia13 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:32 pm

Suprisingly enough, in my last 2 h2h yahoo drafts (12 teams), I got him with my last pick and second to last pick.
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Postby ondeckb » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:09 am

I think he's going to be the starting 3B for KC.........with Teahan going to RF. As phenominal as I think he's going to be.....I don't think it's going to be this year.....projecting a .275/70/70 with about 15 steals. This kid is going to be special.......with time.
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Postby J35J » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:40 am

ondeckb wrote:I think he's going to be the starting 3B for KC.........with Teahan going to RF. As phenominal as I think he's going to be.....I don't think it's going to be this year.....projecting a .275/70/70 with about 15 steals. This kid is going to be special.......with time.



I also don't think he will "blow up" this year but if he starts the year off in the Bigs and gets 525+ ABs then he should be well above 70/70. I could see something like...

.275-.280
23 HR
85 RBI
80 Runs
10 SB


......somewhere around there. I don't think he will be quite the SB guy he has showed in the minors either.
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Postby Arrowhead Nation » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:25 pm

I think he compares in-line with David Wright.

Look at what Wright did in his first 150 or so MLB games. This is combining 2004 (69 games) and 2005 (86 games). That is 155 so it is a decent enough measuring stick.

.287 AVG 162/565
25 HR
84 RBI
104 K
52 BB
13 SB
89 R
OBP's were .332 and .369, so I would guess somewhere around .355

I think that is very similar to what Gordon will do this season.
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Postby Yoda » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:47 pm

Arrowhead Nation wrote:I think he compares in-line with David Wright.

Look at what Wright did in his first 150 or so MLB games. This is combining 2004 (69 games) and 2005 (86 games). That is 155 so it is a decent enough measuring stick.

.287 AVG 162/565
25 HR
84 RBI
104 K
52 BB
13 SB
89 R
OBP's were .332 and .369, so I would guess somewhere around .355

I think that is very similar to what Gordon will do this season.


I like Wright better but that's just me. Plus I don't think Gordon will steal as much.
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Postby JakeTrain72 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:45 pm

Ok so if we give him 25 HRs, 10 SBs, 70 R, 70 RBI with a .280 AVG he doesn't compare to a Ryan Zimmerman? With no Soriano this year and a worse overall offense his RBI will be closer to 80 than 110.

When I look at projections for Gordon vs. Zimmerman:

Zim- .285 with 20HR/80R/80RBI/10SB
Gor- .280 with 25HR/70R/70RBI/10SB

I see pretty close numbers. After the top 5 3B who is next? Zimmerman is probably a better pick to do better this year, but Gordon won't be far behind if Zimmerman does beat him.
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