bsblallstr wrote:i think that many older players are super sleeper candidates because people are always looking to get the next great young guy and pass up on the consistent veteran. Look at Rafael palmeiro's stats, if you just go by stats youd think that he would be a top 10 round pick without a doubt, but he will probably fall in many drafts because he is old. But do we really suppose that a cabrera or teixeira will put up that much better stats? So why do we take them so much higher.
I don't think Palmero is a good example, but for the most part I agree with you.
I'll tell you who are the best bargains though. Former hot shot youngsters who fail as rookies, such as Blalock and Ensberg. People think that if they stink as rookies they just plain stink and off they go to the next hot rookie.
Other than Pujols, the rookies who usually provide the most bang for the buck are unsung players such as Podsenik and them you don't have to waste a pick on. As a rule, I never draft or buy a rookie.