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Postby surferguy » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:06 pm

Good strikeout to innings pitched ratio, young and healthy, had 47 saves 2 years ago (on a competitive team unlike now). I may be using flawed logic but I see a good chance that he may reach 35 saves or more. Washington is not going to beat up on many teams but may be in more close games. Cordero will be called on to save those opportunities. Could be a sleeper RP.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:22 pm

I don't think that he's really a sleeper, maybe a second tier guy, b/c of the shaky team. He's young enough that I would still expect him to have some upside and he's got enough experience to be proven.

I would like him as a #2 or even a #1 if you get a decent #2. B/c then on YOUR team, you would have some nice bats to back them up... ;-D
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Postby stumpak » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:42 am

Cordero is among the more solid closers in terms of being low risk not to blow up. However, he plays for a team that stands to set new lows in futility - I personally would be surprised if they win more than 50 games. Moreover, Cordero is more or less the only attractive pieve to offer in a trade.

To me thel ikelihood is strong that he will get dealt sooner or later, but this is not all roses. Sure he could wind up as a closer for a contending team, but it is just as likely that he winds up as bullpen reinforcement in a set up role for a contender that already has an established closer.

So the conclusion is that Cordero is a good closer in a situation that will likely preclude him from living up to his full fantasy potential this year.
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Postby IllinoisBandit » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:04 pm

I find myself drafting him pretty frequently. He falls pretty far for a "safe" closer.
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Postby rainman23 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:10 pm

Not a sleeper at all. But for those of us who don't WANT to draft one of the "A" closers, he's a pretty good place to start.
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Postby StarsNPinstripes » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:20 pm

The only downside for Chad is that he pitches for the Nats who are downright awful.That having said I still think he can save 28-30 games plus you don't have to worry about him losing his job.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:28 pm

Cordero is in the second tier of closers and probably the most undervalued of the three.

I like:

but then Chad Cordero, Putz, and Street are probably the next safest.

These guys are all young closers with proven success with no one to challenge them, but Cordero is the one you can get the latest in the drafts I've seen.
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