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Postby ntrdame316 » Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:10 pm

Im in an offseason draft, and the top rounds are coming to a close. So who are the Javy Lopez's this year. Any sleeper candidates? Thanks for all responses.
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Postby mikcou » Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:12 pm

Trot Nixon is a player that is usually undervalued...
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:37 pm

Well now that I'm in a league with a bunch of guys from this site....I can't divulge my sleepers :-b even though I get many sleeper ideas from this very site.

I'll simply agree with Mikcou (who is one of those guys in my league) that Trot Nixon is usually under-valued.
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Postby Madison » Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:54 pm

There are tons of sleepers and guys that you will be able to snag late. Without seeing a list of everyone who's gone, it's tough to say who is still availiable.
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Postby Area51's » Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:09 pm

A couple of guys who should slip under radar in my main league:

Jason Bay, OF, PIT--Last years small sample are for real. Decent power, good speed, plate discipline, AWFUL team, I'm afraid. 8-o

Rafael Soriano RP, SEA-NASTY !+)

D'Angelo Jimenez, 2b, CIN (and lots of position eligibility, depending on your league)-not really a sleeper, but I don't think most folks project him as highly as I do in a tough 2b market.

David DeJesus, OF -if a few things happen right; he's better than Ken Harvey, lol ;-D

And Trot Nixon is always undervalued; his counting stats don't look THAT great, but he slugged 578 8-o last year and had a 974 OPS B-) .....I wouldn't have guessed that, but its true! You can look it up! ;-)
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Postby chinch sacs » Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:23 pm

If you are talking late round gambles with great up side, I like Bay also.

Some others might be...

1b/3b Hillenbrand: He might have some players around him this season...

L. Hawkins: he might be closing for the Cubs by Mid-May

B. Koch: I know he sucked last year, but between 2000-2002 he averaged almost 38 saves a season (plus Flash is gone and Marte is a lefty)

D. Erstad: injured most of last year, but between 2000-2002 he averaged 103 runs and 25 steals per season (and the Halos might land Nomar, him and Garret would drive him in A LOT)
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Postby Guest » Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:32 pm

A few Marlins...

Miguel Cabrera, I'm expecting big things from this guy next year.

Maybe Chad Fox, rumors say he could be the new closer in FL.

And possibly Ramon Castro, depending on whether or not he gets his legal problems under control.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:40 pm

I agree with Chinch, Erstad should be pretty good. I totally forgot about him. He scored a helluvalot of runs at the start of last year, and is going to be forgotten by most this year probably.

But I'd stay away from Koch, he has problems. Marte is the man. Being a lefty didn't stop Billy Wagner or Eddie Guardado from being dominant closers.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:51 pm

i wouldnt draft koch at this point but i would keep an eye on him. marte is definitely a better pitcher but manuel isnt calling the shots in chicago anymore and that increases koch's stock some. it increases from about $0.01 to $0.02 but thats a 100 percent increase. anyway, if spring training comes along and he has his velocity back then i would keep an eye on the situation.
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Postby BigLebowski » Mon Dec 08, 2003 8:14 pm

I'm an NL guy so I'd say...

Hillenbrand--Showed good power.

Peavy---Just gettin better, and the offense is gonna get him 4-5 more wins than he got last season.

Castro--$1 player finally getting his shot..hopefully.

Ginter--If Spivey is moved and has the job all year, he's got good power for a 2-bagger.

M. Byrd--Had a good 2nd half.

Odalis Perez--Lots of people soured on him last year. I see a comback.

Castilla--As much as I can't stand Vinny, the guy is going back to the home of "the twins". The guy can hit a fastball a mile in Colorado.

And just to stir the pot here at the cafe, I do think Adam Dunn is going to have a monster year.
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