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Postby JRM4833 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:07 am

In one of my leagues we can hold onto rights to one guy who is not in Yahoo. This year I grabbed Gordon and Pelfrey assuming one of them would not make the Yahoo list. Unfortunately they both did so I have to hope at least one of them makes the team to start the season. But I now have my non-Yahoo spot to fill. Who do you think is most likely to be called up and make an impact in 2007? The first three are my top choices but I'm not positive on the rankings.


Yovani Gallardo
Adam Miller
Billy Butler
Adam Jones
Jeff Niemann
Hunter Pence
Evan Longoria (although I have D Wright)
Andy LaRoche (again, Wright)
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:17 am

Billy Butler would be far and away my choice. He will start the year in AAA, so he is close to the bigs, and he has the best bat in the minors. He is still plenty young enough to have a great 15 year career in the majors as well.
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:29 am

Like Raiders Umpire, my decision was easy. But it is a different one. I pick Andy LaRoche. I think he will start in the Bigs and finish in the Bigs. If Ryan Bruan is available though, take him.
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Postby JRM4833 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:43 am

Braun is already taken. And my problem with LaRoche is that I already have Wright as one of my long-term keepers. With Vlad and Sheff as my 1-2 OFs, I figure it wouldn't hurt to get a little youth in there. My pitching is strong, but I don't have enough most likely (Oswalt, Lackey, Papelbon, Pelfrey, Pedro, Mo, Ray and Zumaya ... stats are 8x8 and we include L, CG, and K/BB).

Considering the keepers I've built up in this league I don't see this prospect making it to next year's team. I may be able to trade him for something later this year to another team who needs a good young keeper, but mostly I'm focusing on who will make the biggest impact this year only. Thanks for the responses so far guys.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:09 pm

depending on what you want: production this year or long term projecteable production.

if you want production this year I'd go with Adam Miller. Long term projectability I'd go with Butler by far.
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Postby KDOGG » Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:41 pm

YEah I agree with PWF, it depends on what your needs are. Hitter = Butler Pitcher = Miller. Both should be up somewhere around the ASB.
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:56 pm

He won't make a big impact in2007, but Gallardo is head and shoulders above all of those pitchers, and maybe everyone else on the list.
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Postby gostanford07 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:31 pm

I'll put in another vote for Butler's bat.

Also, FYI, Longoria is also in the database, and I'm assuming Hughes is taken?
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Postby High Heater » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:16 pm

i think Niemann is getting overlooked in tbhis discussion.

he has the highest cieling pitcher wise from that group, came back strong last year off injury, and looks to be making the bigs soon, sometime this year.

i'd take Longoria reguardless if u have Wright or not too
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:03 pm

yes, if Longoria is in, take him. I don't care if you have Wright. Longoria is the Best on that List, hands down.
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