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I bet these players'll be cheap in next year's draft

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:17 pm

Because of relative under-performance by them this season, and/or because of unexpected over-performance of other players, I bet the following players will be relative steals in next year's draft. Wondering if y'all see it the same way.

1. Alfonso Soriano -- 2nd rd?
2. Johan Santana -- 2nd rd?
3. David Ortiz -- 2nd rd?
4. Lance Berkman -- 3rd rd?
5. Travis Hafner --3rd rd?
6. Carl Crawford
7. Vernon Wells -- 5th rd?
8. Jason Bay -- 3rd rd?
9. Garrett Atkins -- 5th rd?
10. Michael Young -- 5th rd?
11. Roy Halladay
12. Paul Konerko -- 6th rd?
13. Jermaine Dye
14. Juan Pierre
15. Jeremy Bonderman
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Re: I bet these players'll be cheap in next year's draft

Postby Old_Style » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:22 pm

I agree with the majority of the list, but I don't see Johan falling.

How about Matt Cain? :-?
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Re: I bet these players'll be cheap in next year's draft

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:25 pm

Old_Style wrote:I agree with the majority of the list, but I don't see Johan falling.

How about Matt Cain? :-?


Well, he certainly underperformed, but the distinguishing question of this post is ... is he a steal (that you would be happy to draft)? Would I even want to "steal" Cain next season? :-°
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Re: I bet these players'll be cheap in next year's draft

Postby Slow Pitch » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:32 pm

Delmon Young & Alex Gordon
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Re: I bet these players'll be cheap in next year's draft

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:44 pm

add oswalt and halladay.
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Re: I bet these players'll be cheap in next year's draft

Postby Field » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:06 pm

Konerko always seems to be undervalued, but he has certainly broken out of his early struggles. I don't suspect him to go much later than he did this year.

I don't really expect Young to find his power stroke again, so I won't be targeting him next year especially not in the 5th round.

Wells' inconsistencies will probably shy me away from him next year as well.

Bay might slip a little further, making him a real interesting choice. Although, he won't steal more than 10 bases.

I'll throw in Furcal and Capuano.
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Re: I bet these players'll be cheap in next year's draft

Postby Old_Style » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:16 pm

OneLoveBoomer wrote:
Old_Style wrote:I agree with the majority of the list, but I don't see Johan falling.

How about Matt Cain? :-?


Well, he certainly underperformed, but the distinguishing question of this post is ... is he a steal (that you would be happy to draft)? Would I even want to "steal" Cain next season? :-°



If the Giants make some moves this off-season and get some guys that can score some runs, Cain's numbers will improve. He gets just over three runs per nine and six of his 13 quality starts resulted in losses. He's maintaining an ERA just under 4, K's a reasonable amount of batters, and he'll be 23 next season.

I'll give him a shot and try to pick him up in the later parts of the draft next season.
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Re: I bet these players'll be cheap in next year's draft

Postby San D » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:11 pm

Ryan Zimmerman. He's showing nice power this year, although the average is low (but climbing). He was a 4th-5th round pick this year, and I think he'll slip a few rounds due to the low average and counting numbers, yet give better value.
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Re: I bet these players'll be cheap in next year's draft

Postby Kingctb27 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:30 am

The above guy who mentioned Cain is spot on. I suspect that he will have a Dan Haren type break out next year. He will fall in drafts due to his horrible record and the fact that he just hasn't pitched terrific this season.

He and Bonderman are the guys I will be drafting next year like I did Haren, CC, Harang and Bedard this season.
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Re: I bet these players'll be cheap in next year's draft

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:37 am

San D wrote:Ryan Zimmerman. He's showing nice power this year, although the average is low (but climbing). He was a 4th-5th round pick this year, and I think he'll slip a few rounds due to the low average and counting numbers, yet give better value.


Good call.
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