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Postby rookies and cream » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:01 pm

Which fantasy players would you put in this category?

Brandon Phillips, Dan Haren, Ian Snell, Matt Holliday, Carlos Guillen, and Takashi Saito immediately come to mind.

Anyone else?
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Re: Underrated

Postby jswede » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:30 pm

underrated by whom? you? the media? fantasy leagues? the cafe?
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Re: Underrated

Postby DevilDriver » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:35 pm

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Re: Underrated

Postby rookies and cream » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:36 pm

I guess I was thinking underrated by the media / general population. But, for the most part, the same players seem to be less discussed at the cafe as well. Dan Haren, for example, has been the best (or possibly 2nd best behind Peavy) fantasy pitcher this year. However, rarely do you see a Dan Haren post.
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Re: Underrated

Postby BklynsFinest » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:39 pm

People/Media think Matt Holliday is underrated?
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Re: Underrated

Postby rookies and cream » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:42 pm

People/Media think Matt Holliday is underrated?


I live in NY and Michael Kay (the Yankee's announcer) had him on his radio show and referred to him as "the best player nobody's heard of."

Plus, according to Yahoo, Matt Holliday is th 6th best offensive player. How many players were drafting above him in your fantasy draft?
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Re: Underrated

Postby jswede » Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:50 pm

rookies and cream wrote:I guess I was thinking underrated by the media / general population. But, for the most part, the same players seem to be less discussed at the cafe as well. Dan Haren, for example, has been the best (or possibly 2nd best behind Peavy) fantasy pitcher this year. However, rarely do you see a Dan Haren post.


I don't think anyone is underrating Haren. Overrating perhaps, with his BABIP well under his career average ( that's another topic) - but I think you've not seen many posts b/c he's a non-story. One of the best results all season, from day one, 100% owned - what's to talk about? Holliday the same. and Guillen. All 3 are better than they were drafted, but it's not news they are having great years. Snell had a lot of posts when he broke out - now a non-story. Phillips maybe you have a point, not b/c no one mentions him, but b/c he's starting to border on great and most mentions imply merely "very good".

If you search "Haren", you get 21000+ posts.
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Re: Underrated

Postby rookies and cream » Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:02 pm

jswede, if not the players I mentioned, who do you think is underrated by the media / general public?
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Re: Underrated

Postby jswede » Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:16 pm

On the hurler side, Mitre and Guthrie come to mind off the top of my head... on the logger side, John Buck is underrated by his own manager, not to mention others... and I like Phillips there too. but it all depends on in what context you mean "underrated". In some context, all the players you mention fit the bill - in others, not so much. ain't no one slippin' past the cafe, for example.
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Re: Underrated

Postby DevilDriver » Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:19 pm

jswede wrote:On the hurler side, Mitre and Guthrie come to mind off the top of my head...


Mitre and Guthrie were no-names who all of a sudden put together a few great starts... that makes them underrated?
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