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Postby biggamer3 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:02 pm

Francouer is going way to late, i got him in the 15th round of a 12 team league.

i mean the guy will hit 30+ 100 this year at least
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Postby hookem2003 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:40 pm

I was happy to grab Russ Martin in the 14th.
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Postby Geek » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:42 pm

Guys that always go too low:

Mike Piazza goes about pick #120-130. He had a HR every 20 at bats in San Diego in a bad ballpark in a bad lineup.

He should get more at bats, in a better ball park, in a better lineup. Yahtzee!

Ramon Hernandez also goes way too late in some drafts.

Frank Thomas: 39 HR and 100+ Rbi should go before the 15th round. He winds up going 8-10 rounds after Jim Thome, which is absurd.

Ryan Freel: Goes in the 15th or 16th rounds. He's not 10-12 rounds worse than Chone Figgins.

Kinsler and Phillips fall WAY further than they should. Unless Utley falls into my lap, I draft one of those two in the late rounds instead of overspending on Brian Roberts.

Barry Bonds sometimes lasts until the 19th round. Ridiculous.

Teahen lasts until the 16th round--I'll gladly start him instead of drafting someone like Zimmerman in the 7th.

Olsen, Sanchez, Patterson, Bush, Wainright, and Anthony Reyes make nice guys to fill out the 4th and 5th SP slots.

Octavio Dotel is BACK baby, and he shouldn't be the last closer taken as he currently is.

Y'all can have Brad Lidge, though. He stunk last year and is even worse this spring. No thanks. I'll take Francisco Cordero or Brian Fuentes instead.

Rios and Francouer go too low--especially compared to someone like Magglio Ordonez.

And, the best deal of all I think is NICK SWISHER, the poor man's Lance Berkman--35+ power available at 1b or OF in the 10th-12th round in just about every draft I've seen.
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Postby Ender » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:43 pm

I've targetted Broxton in most leagues because I don't believe Saito will be closer all year and even I think Saito is going too late.

Torres on the other hand I wouldn't touch until really late.
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Postby SmartassBoiler » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:19 pm

Yoda wrote:Saito does not throw hard. Chances are the league will adjust to him this year (see Mr Zero, Otsuka) plus his age and injury he seems to be battling, I am predicting that he is one of the first closers to falter.


How hard does he throw? I only saw him face a couple batters last year, but I thought the radar gun was in the 93-94 range. :-?
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Postby Geek » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:22 pm

SmartassBoiler wrote:
Yoda wrote:Saito does not throw hard. Chances are the league will adjust to him this year (see Mr Zero, Otsuka) plus his age and injury he seems to be battling, I am predicting that he is one of the first closers to falter.


How hard does he throw? I only saw him face a couple batters last year, but I thought the radar gun was in the 93-94 range. :-?


93-94 isn't particularly hard, especially for a closer who has to rely on it to get hitters out.
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Postby ChipperJonesFanatic » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:35 pm

You don't have to throw 100 mph to be a closer.

You have to rely on getting guys out being a starter, yet some of the greatest pitchers of all time (Glavine/Maddux) rarely, if ever touch 90 mph.

It is all about the breaking stuff.
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Postby markj11 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:40 pm

ChipperJonesFanatic wrote:You don't have to throw 100 mph to be a closer.

You have to rely on getting guys out being a starter, yet some of the greatest pitchers of all time (Glavine/Maddux) rarely, if ever touch 90 mph.

It is all about the breaking stuff.


I wouldn't say it's all about the breaking stuff. I think its more about location, movement and changing speeds.
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Postby RocketsDWM » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:16 pm

ChipperJonesFanatic wrote:You don't have to throw 100 mph to be a closer.

You have to rely on getting guys out being a starter, yet some of the greatest pitchers of all time (Glavine/Maddux) rarely, if ever touch 90 mph.

It is all about the breaking stuff.


Yep - See Todd Jones, even Rivera (not overpowering stuff, throws 2 pitches yet is dominant), Saito
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