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Postby Jihan1 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:51 pm

I’m up in our minor league draft (I have 24 hours to decide). 12-team H2H points league. We can have 2 Minor Leaguers and keep them inactive as long as we want. Once activated, they can only be signed for 3 years. I currently have Kendrick, who I would like to keep inactive for one more year, plus one open spot. While there are plenty of prospect lists, the difficulty is in figuring out who will be a fantasy asset in their first 1-4 years in the Majors.

Best available seem to me:
Andrew Miller – projected as a #1, but how many years before he makes a substantial impact? I doubt he’s a Liriano, but is he a Cain?
Adam Miller – pretty much the same as Andrew. Maybe a little closer to the bigs.
Billy Butler – seems to be a natural hitter but still very young. Will he need several years ML experience before he contributes significantly? Or could he be another Pronk by age 23? There are always solid hitters available on the WW.
Evan Longoria –– Some say he’s nearly as good as Gordon. But the sample is small.

Other options include Maybin and Bruce (both seem too far away). Also my league penalizes for KOs and I’ve already suffered from having Sexson and Edmonds.

Would appreciate any advice.
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Postby clevername » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:58 pm

I'd personally go with Butler. He's a beast offensively and gets unfairly lower ranked due to his poor defense. They'll find a spot for him.

The Miller's seem to have a great deal of potential and aren't bad to own (I actually own both Millers and Butler) but pitchers are pitchers, ya know?
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Postby DevilDriver » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:35 pm

I'd also take Butler. He has huge offensive potential.
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:22 pm

Now way would I take Butler. Longoria is my pick easy. I like Miller alot too, but Longoria is very close to Gordon in my opinion. He is only a year behind.
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Postby High Heater » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:42 pm

out of everyone listed Maybin has the highest upside and grades out as the highest prospect available. however if u want someone more closer to the big's i'd def go with Longoria
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Postby Is_it_the_shoes? » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:39 am

Butler and Andrew Miller are the two safiest picks there to me.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:40 am

Butler is the best player mentioned and also very close to the bigs as well. He would be a no brainer imo.
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Postby powenM » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:45 am

High Heater wrote:out of everyone listed Maybin has the highest upside and grades out as the highest prospect available. however if u want someone more closer to the big's i'd def go with Longoria



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Postby thedude » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:09 pm

I'd go with Billy Butler. I think he is going to have Travis Hafner type numbers and will likely be given a chance to play LF. Longoria is good, but i think Billy Butler will hit foe more power. Pitchers are always risky.
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Postby TurdFerguson » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:24 pm

I would also go with B.Butler.If you go pitcher , I would take Adam Miller.I think he is the most underrated pitching prospect in the game.
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