I think Carlos Lee has flown under the radar more so than usual this year. Houston's offense is not quite a juggernaut especially with a hit-or-miss Berkman, but Lee is still a productive RBI machine worthy of the 2nd round tag.
In a way, I think Jimmy Rollins has been relatively quiet...living under the shadows of the Reyes vs. Hanley debate. The guy is posting power-speed numbers in the vein of David Wright and could reasonably hit 25 HR's to go along with 30 SB's.
I would've said Brandon Phillips was a quiet monster a month or so ago, but with Utley out, it's apparent he's the head of the pack along with Upton at 2B.
Don't know if Carlos Pena has been mentioned, but he's been a brilliant cheap source for power. Josh Willingham has quietly posted a decent campaign; too bad he's no longer a catcher. Pitching-wise, I think Jose Valverde is a fine bargain source for saves and Takashi Saito is still fairly underrated as his ERA/WHIP remains to be quite pristine akin to '06. Aaron Harang is the first name that comes to mind when it comes to quiet, productive SP's.
obviously Braun kills him in AVG and steals, but Cust has been a real nice source of power, especially if you've been able to platoon him. you could also compare him to what Carlos Pena has put up this year.
Big Pimpin wrote:Seems to me that Abreu has been ok, but still has to be seen as a disappointment in relation to draft position, no?
not the way he's played lately, no.
and you look at the pace his last couple weeks have gotten him to:
118 16 108 21 .282
and it's what anybody would've been expecting when they drafted him...he's still solid in my book
Really? If that's all people were expecting, then why the hell did he go in the third round in most drafts?
BitterDodgerFan wrote:i agree, abreu's #s are nothing special.
Ha, still feel that way less than a week later, fellas? Not to mention Abreu in the top 30 in Y! game. And the number 2 ranked hitter over the last month, batting .352 over that time. Aside from the AVG, he is outproducing his numbers from last year and you know his average will be up to par by the end of the season. Nothing special.....
pat189 wrote:Atkins was hated by every owner and dropped in a decent amount of leagues early on.
Putting up decent numbers now
.279, 17hr, 82 rbi, 58 runs.
If he can bring his average up more, it will be a pretty impressive season.
If you like those numbers, how about Adiran Beltre: .274/18/71/58/9. And there's no doubt you could've had him about 10 rounds later than Atkins. Coming after last years' .329/29 year, Atkins' numbers this year must be a very big disappointment to those who drafted him.
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