Curtis Pride wrote:High Heater wrote:Curtis Pride wrote:Maybin doesn't belong in this discussion. People love him for "tools", but in two years, he's done nothing but hit groundballs and steal bases. It will be a long long time before he's valuable in fantasy leagues (if ever).
most ridiculous post of the year award winner right here
Feel free to show me where I am wrong. Does he not have an insanely anomlolous BABIP in his minor league career? Will that be sustainable when playing against better fielders as he moves higher up the ladder? Does he not have incredibly poor GB/FB and Line drive rates? Does he not strike out way too much? Has he or has he not developed much slower than Jay Bruce or Colby Rasmus, two guys of the same age, drafted after him int he draft?
How is the post ridiculous when it is completely true? Maybin hasn't done anything in the minors other than beat out groundballs and steal bases. He has shown very little power.
Unless Maybin sells his soul to the Devil and magically improves his hitting approach, it's going to be a very long time before he is worthwhile in fantasy leagues. Both Upton and Longoria will be starting in the majors AT LEAST a year before Maybin, and probably two.
Gotta say I'm not sold on Maybin myself. Seems like he's gonna take a while to develop. I traded him off before the season started for $5 and Frank Thomas. I don't regret it either. Not that I don't like him, but you have to remember that some of these "top" prospects are gonna fail. Just look at the track records.
Anyway, some guys that could have an impact this year: Garrett Olson-Orioles, Kevin Slowey, Kevin Melillo, Rick Ankiel, Craig Brazell, Brandon Wood, Colin Balester, Clay Bucholz, Jacoby Ellsbury, Daric Barton, Lance Broadway, JoJo Reyes, Matt Harrison, Cesar Carillo, Erik Hurley,
Longer Term Keepers: Lars Anderson, Deolis Guerra, Brett Anderson, Kasey Kiker, Nick Adenhart, Jaime Garcia, Zach Braddock, Michael Bowden, Tommy Hanson, Asdrubal Cabrera, Joba Chamberlain, Tyler Colvin, Johnny Cueto, Neftali Feliz, Gio Gonzalez, Wil Inman, Jeremy Jeffress, Young Il Jung....
Just to name a few...in no particular order.