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Re: who would you take

Postby kab21 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:21 am

Prospect One wrote:Maybin and Rasmus will have more of an impact at current date while Buckholz and Chamberlain will be pitching in the AL East which could eat them up faster than the NL will to the young OF's.

I think you overstate the effect of divisional opponents. First of all Baltimore, Toronto and Tampa all had average offenses last year (ranked 15th, 16th, and 17th) and they would only have to face one of the Yankees or Red Sox. Buchholz and Joba have enough talent to overcome that. A bunch of pitchers overcome that every year in the AL east (Beckett, Halladay, Burnett (when healthy), Kazmir, Bedard). But they are still prospects.

FWIW, Maybin plays in pitchers park which might be as big of an effect as which division they play in. That didn't stop Miggy C from producing, he'll be fine. Talented players can succeed regardless of what division, park, manager, etc they have.

Today I would pick Maybin, but I kind of expect him to struggle this season since he has all of 30 games above A ball. But my choice could change every day. All of those guys are that good.
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