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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:00 am

Erboes wrote:
aardvarks wrote:to me third is a position you can forget about until late after Rolen and Chavez are off the board IMO you can throw 10 names in a hat and you'll get similar production assuming they all stay healthy: Lowell, Ramirez, Blalock, Ensberg, Glaus, Hnske and possibly Crede.
should all be in this range 23-28 HRs 85-90 rbi's 280sh BA
But you don't lose much more if you choose Koskie, Mueller, Batista, or Alfonso. Just my .02


This chap makes sense. If you can't get one of the top two I'd grab whomever is still left later in the draft. The difference between 3 and 12 is not all that great.
I agree 100% ;-D
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Postby trevisc » Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:01 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Erboes wrote:
aardvarks wrote:to me third is a position you can forget about until late after Rolen and Chavez are off the board IMO you can throw 10 names in a hat and you'll get similar production assuming they all stay healthy: Lowell, Ramirez, Blalock, Ensberg, Glaus, Hnske and possibly Crede.
should all be in this range 23-28 HRs 85-90 rbi's 280sh BA
But you don't lose much more if you choose Koskie, Mueller, Batista, or Alfonso. Just my .02


This chap makes sense. If you can't get one of the top two I'd grab whomever is still left later in the draft. The difference between 3 and 12 is not all that great.
I agree 100% ;-D


good points all of you!
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:02 am

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Dmitri Young needs to be mentioned a bit more on this thread - especially when you start talking about guys that may crack the top 5. Yeah, I know hes a Tiger, but look past the bias and look at his numbers. With MUCH better protection than he's ever had in Detroit, this career .300 hitter could possibly go 90 - 28 - 100 - 7. Its not a big stretch for him. Wouldnt that put him top 5?
I agree Young as a 3b is undervalued but you don't honestly think that he will have 7 SB?
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Postby Apex » Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:28 am

AuburnTigers wrote:? Will Pujols have a shot at qualifying at 3rd this year?

I don't see any way Pujols qualifies at 3B for 2004. He didn't play there at all last year, and with Rolen on the team, he'd be hard pressed to make many (much less 15-20) appearances there this year either. Count on Pujols for 1B/OF this year and possibly just 1B next year and beyond.
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Postby mets » Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:36 pm

Here's my top 10 w/ sporting news projections.

1 Eric Chavez 96-32-105-9-.293
2 Scott Rolen 95-30-107-12-.283
3 Hank Blalock 97-31-105-3-.316
4 Morgan Ensberg 96-26-83-12-.280
5 Eric Hinske 87-22-85-15-.284
6 Troy Glaus 91-36-101-9-.255
7 Mike Lowell 77-28-102-3-.280
8 Aramis Ramirez 78-28-101-1-.273
9 Dmitri Young 72-25-79-2-.296
10 Mark Teixeira 75-30-91-1-.268

i'm looking at getting 3 through 5 in rounds 6 or 7 of a 12 team 6X6 league
and there is a drop in production when comparing 3 through 5 with 8 through 10
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Postby Erboes » Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:46 pm

mets wrote:Here's my top 10 w/ sporting news projections.

1 Eric Chavez 96-32-105-9-.293
2 Scott Rolen 95-30-107-12-.283
3 Hank Blalock 97-31-105-3-.316
4 Morgan Ensberg 96-26-83-12-.280
5 Eric Hinske 87-22-85-15-.284
6 Troy Glaus 91-36-101-9-.255
7 Mike Lowell 77-28-102-3-.280
8 Aramis Ramirez 78-28-101-1-.273
9 Dmitri Young 72-25-79-2-.296
10 Mark Teixeira 75-30-91-1-.268

i'm looking at getting 3 through 5 in rounds 6 or 7 of a 12 team 6X6 league
and there is a drop in production when comparing 3 through 5 with 8 through 10


And there's a drop in production only if TSN is correct. Would you be willing to bet your life that they are? I certainly wouldn't.

My point is, there are a number of 3b's who could be third on this list other than Blalock, including most of those on this list and a couple who aren't. You can assume that it will be Blalock, but I sure wouldn't.
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Postby mets » Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:12 pm

i agree on the top 2, but i think there is a clear second tier w/ hinske, blalock and ensberg (as long as he is the everyday 3B, i think he will be), i've seen this not only in TSN's projections, but also a couple of others. after that, it will depend on how the draft has gone in terms of what you will need out of your 3B, the next tier all have their strengths and weaknesses, while the others are pretty balanced in my 6X6 league
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Postby NZF » Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:59 pm

AuburnTigers wrote:I would say

Rolen
Chavez
Lowell
Glaus(his average will get better with Vlad in the lineup)
Blalock

? Will Pujols have a shot at qualifying at 3rd this year?


I could understand how Glaus could have more Runs and RBI's with Vlad in the lineup and his OBP may get better, but how can you say his batting average will improve? Vlad will bat 3 Glaus at 6 maybe even 7 in that lineup.
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Postby chefref22 » Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:16 pm

1.rolen
2.chavez
3.lowell
4.blaylock
5.glaus
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Postby Madison » Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:19 pm

trevisc wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
Erboes wrote:
aardvarks wrote:to me third is a position you can forget about until late after Rolen and Chavez are off the board IMO you can throw 10 names in a hat and you'll get similar production assuming they all stay healthy: Lowell, Ramirez, Blalock, Ensberg, Glaus, Hnske and possibly Crede.
should all be in this range 23-28 HRs 85-90 rbi's 280sh BA
But you don't lose much more if you choose Koskie, Mueller, Batista, or Alfonso. Just my .02


This chap makes sense. If you can't get one of the top two I'd grab whomever is still left later in the draft. The difference between 3 and 12 is not all that great.
I agree 100% ;-D


good points all of you!


I basically agree. Once Rolen is off the board, then I wouldn't worry about 3B. I'm just not big on Chavez for this year. Unless you are getting Rolen, I wouldn't worry about 3B for quite some time.
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