stumpak wrote:Kotchman and Connor Jackson are both young guys who have probably been cut in many leagues because of slow starts. They are both capable of going .290/15 from this point forward. Not quite Morneau, but nothing to sneeze at. Kotchmann is especially attractive considering that he is hitting #5 behind Vlad until Rivera comes back.
By the way, Rivera himself is another guy to watch. He appears on track to return as planned by the All-Star break latest and could do .290/12 in half a season no problem with a bunch of RBIs to go with that.
Also Edwin Encarnacion.
Zimmerman I just do not see. He was horribly overrated going into the season and even if starts producing at at .300/25 rate the line-up around him is so bad and his R and RBIs will be so deficient that this is nothing to write home about.
A dark dark dark dark horse? Andy Marte. He could be more like this years Betemit, a consensus top prospect who got untracked but put up some nice power numbers from June onward. He is a big question mark and has proven nothig so far, but the talent is there.
some excellent candidates here, good job
i like Franceour alot also