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Postby Kingctb27 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:47 pm

Alright here is the deal...

We have a prospect draft going right now, and my pick is coming up. I don't know much about Minor leaguers besides the fact that Hunter Pence raked in ST. The thing about our draft is that the only way we retain the rights to the player is if they are called up THIS SEASON. So, I could draft Justin Upton, but if he's not called up then he is useless. Last year I drafted Alex Gordon and Howie and missed out on Gordon because he was not called up in time.

Anyways, the rules are pretty simple, as explained above. The league is a 20 man keeper league (Dynasty), so I really just hope my prospects can carry over to next year... We play on Yahoo, so the only Prospects that are available in our prospect draft are one's that are not on Yahoo's database (So Bailey, others are not available)

Here are the players that have been taken so far... Let me know who you think I should target. Position really has nothing to do with who I take...

Phillip Hughes
Adam Miller
Ryan Braun
Yovani Gallardo
Billy Butler
Joey Votto

Who are some guys that I should target that will get called up THIS YEAR???

Thanks in advance.
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Postby Galt » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:38 pm

Homer Bailey
Lincecum
Adam Lind
Pence
Andrew Miller
Evan Longoria

All of them should get called up.
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Postby Kingctb27 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:53 pm

Galt wrote:Homer Bailey
Lincecum
Adam Lind
Pence
Andrew Miller
Evan Longoria

All of them should get called up.

Thanks for the help, but half of those guys are already on Yahoo's database...

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Postby ChipperJonesFanatic » Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:29 pm

Hunter Pence is the guy you want to go after. Another guy that should get called up is Brandon Wood, but I don't know if he is available in Yahoo! right now. Matt Harrison has a 50/50 chance of making it this year.

I would rank them

1. Wood
2. Pence
3. Harrison

I don't really see too many prospects making a splash this year.
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Postby thedude » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:00 pm

Carlos Gonzalez (of the D-Backs) and Ryan Braun (of the Brew Crew)

Both will rake and should be called up sometime this year.

Pence is a pretty medicore prospect.
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Postby ChipperJonesFanatic » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:22 pm

How is Pence mediocre? He doesn't any one thing amazing, but does everything well. He raked in spring training, showing he is ready for the show.

Carlos Gonzalez won't get called up this year. It is going to be hard to get called up with an outfield consisting of:

Eric Byrnes
Scott Hairston
Chris B. Young
Carlos Quentin

I doubt they are commited to starting an all rookie outfield.
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Postby Havok1517 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:56 pm

Andrew McCutchen OF PIT
Eric Hurley SP TEX
Jeff Clement C SEA
Daric Barton 1B OAK
Ian Stewart 3B COL
Carlos Gonzalez OF ARI
Cesar Carrillo SP SD
Scott Elbert SP LAD
Hunter Pence OF HOU
Brian Barton OF CLE
Jacoby Ellsbury
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C ATL
Jeff Niemann SP TB
Kurt Suzuki C OAK
Yuniel Escobar SS/2B ATL
Reid Brignac SS TB


I think Brignac, McCutchen, or Gonzalez are the clear choices.
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Postby thedude » Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:59 pm

ChipperJonesFanatic wrote:How is Pence mediocre? He doesn't any one thing amazing, but does everything well. He raked in spring training, showing he is ready for the show.

Carlos Gonzalez won't get called up this year. It is going to be hard to get called up with an outfield consisting of:

Eric Byrnes
Scott Hairston
Chris B. Young
Carlos Quentin

I doubt they are commited to starting an all rookie outfield.


I see him as a 20 homer guy, .275, maybe 5-10 steals. Nothing really special. that is okay, but not great from an Outfielder.

Gonzalez will at least get a cup of coffee come september.

Braun and Gonzalez have much bigger Upside.
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Postby Havok1517 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:30 am

thedude wrote:
ChipperJonesFanatic wrote:How is Pence mediocre? He doesn't any one thing amazing, but does everything well. He raked in spring training, showing he is ready for the show.

Carlos Gonzalez won't get called up this year. It is going to be hard to get called up with an outfield consisting of:

Eric Byrnes
Scott Hairston
Chris B. Young
Carlos Quentin

I doubt they are commited to starting an all rookie outfield.


I see him as a 20 homer guy, .275, maybe 5-10 steals. Nothing really special. that is okay, but not great from an Outfielder.

Gonzalez will at least get a cup of coffee come september.

Braun and Gonzalez have much bigger Upside.


Right, but Braun is out of the equation since he was already drafted before his pick.
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Postby Ed4252 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:31 am

thedude: so you don't see him as Berkman II?? Berkman was extremely underrated also when he was in the minors, and I see the same for Pence
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