Mark Prior? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Injuries & Player Updates

Mark Prior?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Mark Prior?

Postby whitesox04champs » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:19 pm

Any news?

Thoughts about how he'll do in San Diego this year?
whitesox04champs
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 739
Joined: 1 Jan 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Mark Prior?

Postby Dixie Twister » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:30 pm

whitesox04champs wrote:Any news?

Thoughts about how he'll do in San Diego this year?


He will tease people into thinking hes well.
Show no velocity
Announce that he is hurt
Go on the DL.
"If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base." - Dave Berry
Dixie Twister Beginner
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 151
Joined: 12 Jan 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Mark Prior?

Postby thursday_13 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:36 am

Oh come on, he has 1-2 solid games first. Just so all the Prior fans can start chatting up how savvy their draft pick was.

Then comes the crushing 1.2 IP, 5 ER, 2 K game that leads to a coupld days off, then a "short" DL trip.

thats the best part
thursday_13
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 100
Joined: 4 Sep 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Mark Prior?

Postby HasteTheDay » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:09 am

It's a damn shame that I keep thinking "Well.... MAYBE" every single year with this guy. At least this year people are almost completely down on him, so if your still interested, you might be able to snag him late late late in the draft. (Better than the average dud you will drop a week into the season)
HasteTheDay
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 475
Joined: 1 Mar 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Mark Prior?

Postby Oleman » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:18 pm

You have seen his best. Leave the rest to others.
Grown men playing a boys game, and still having fun doing it.
Oleman
Little League Legend
Little League Legend

User avatar

Posts: 7
Joined: 27 Jan 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Mark Prior?

Postby Goose » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:09 pm

If you are a Chicago resident, you no doubt have been exposed to Prior's antics even as a White Sox fan. He has no heart whatsoever and is as fragile as a china doll. Constantly hurt and NOT playing (as opposed to guys who gut it out), he is a liability for both fantasy and real teams. While San Diego is a pitcher's park, it is unclear whether Prior will be a major league pitcher. Unless you are in a super deep league there have to be better options, even for a flier selection.
Goose
Little League Legend
Little League Legend


Posts: 6
Joined: 21 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Football

Re: Mark Prior?

Postby HasteTheDay » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:23 am

I don't know how you can say that there are better flier selections. If he IS NOT/ DOES NOT get hurt, I don't think there is a bigger steal on the board. Granted what I said about him not getting hurt is a HUUUUUGE reach, but we have all seen him flat out dominate at the professional level.
HasteTheDay
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 475
Joined: 1 Mar 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Mark Prior?

Postby DC_Commish » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:32 pm

I agree that Prior could easily end up on the DL again. He is expected to debut in mid-to-late May, and it would not surprise me if that date moved back. However, as HasteTheDay said, everyone is down on Prior this year, so his ADP is in the toilet. Fantasy owners have a tendency to undervalue players who burned them in previous seasons, and Prior has burned almost everyone in fantasy baseball at some point since 2004.

Without considering anything else, the move to Petco warrants a look at Prior. Plus, his one-year contract, which guarantees only $1M base salary and ties the remaining $2M to incentives, gives him good reason to perform. Even if he is hurting, he will power through this make-or-break year.

We do not know whether a post-surgery Prior can finally return to top form, but there is reason to hope. From what I understand, his April 2007 shoulder surgery included debridement (removal of dead tissue) of the rotator cuff and labrum (cartilage) repair. I am not a medical professional, but I have read that the former may have resolved the underlying cause for his chronic shoulder woes. One of the biggest risks is that tendons will heal improperly and require additional surgeries, but I have seen no reports of this problem with Prior. He is getting over a year to conduct a cautious, thorough recovery, and he is finally out of the Chicago media market that so frequently mocked his injury problems.

Especially if your league has DL spots or a deep bench, I think he is worth a late-round pick. The starters selected near Prior in the latest Cafe mock were the easily replaceable Randy Wolf (SD) and Shaun Marcum (TOR). In that company, I have no trouble justifying a flier on Prior.
Fight racism in our schools. American Indians are people, not mascots.
DC_Commish Beginner
Softball Supervisor
Softball Supervisor

User avatar
Matchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 90
Joined: 10 Jan 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Washington, DC

Re: Mark Prior?

Postby Spidey » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:11 am

He is not even listed in yahoo...Don't know if that's good or bad???
Spidey
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 158
(Past Year: 18)
Joined: 2 Dec 2002
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Mark Prior?

Postby The River » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:43 pm

Even remotely considering drafting Mark Prior is like eating a moldy sandwich just to see what it tastes like. Don't bother people, save your picks.
The River
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1546
Joined: 17 Feb 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: New Jersey

Next

Return to Injuries & Player Updates

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron
Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Tuesday, Oct. 21
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

San Francisco at Kansas City
(8:07 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact