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Postby nsulham » Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:25 pm

In a 10 team league would you consider using picks on these "high" potential guys or instead opting for "safer" more established players?

In my league there's really only two of us who are aware of the Jackson's, Greinke's, etc. so if I don't draft them there's a very good chance I can wait them out until I know they have solid spots in rotations then pick them up off the wire.

Last year for example I was the only one who took a flier on minor league guys, Tex and Victor Martinez, then got burned by Martinez. I know, martinez was my fault for not recognizing he was still a bit away but everything I had read had him as a good sleeper for last year. My problem seems to be drafting these young guys the year BEFORE they break out.

I have no qualms about drafting a Jackson, Soriano, etc. but I want to be sure that a) they have a solid spot on the big team and b)I don't get burned selecting them over a more established guy who already has a roster spot.

League's also a keeper league but we only protect 5 so unless one of them broke out into an MVP-type player, they wouldn't be on my protected list.

Thanks for the feedback guys ;-D
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Postby grammysboy » Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:29 pm

All indications are Jackson will be the fifth starter, so I wouldn't be opposed to using a late round draft pick for him. Greinke is pretty questionable at this time, I'd wait until he makes the big club and then grab him off the wire.

If you have a minor league spot on your roster, Put Greinke there. He'll be comming up, just don't know when yet.
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Postby nsulham » Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:36 pm

Thanks grammysboy, I should also mention that we don't have a minor league spot or anything like that.
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Postby ondeckb » Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:54 pm

Just wanted to say....grammy....luv ur av ;-)
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Postby kentx12 » Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:36 pm

I would take a late round gamble ob Soriano.
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Postby grammysboy » Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:59 pm

ondeckb wrote:Just wanted to say....grammy....luv ur av ;-)


So did Justin! 8-o 8-o
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