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Postby GDormz » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:18 am

I am a huge Red Sox fan and would love to see him do well but am unsure if he would be a good fantasy candidate? Any projections or ideas on him and where is he being taken in drafts?

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Re: Ellsbury...

Postby Marvelous Merv » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:15 pm

If you find yourself taking Ellsbury before Round 15 you are taking an enormous risk...
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Re: Ellsbury...

Postby The River » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:45 pm

I would wait for further spring training analysis. Personally, I don't like to take risks on prospects/rookies unless they are a big name with enormous potential (see Timmy Linc), but it also depends on how many rounds your draft is.
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Re: Ellsbury...

Postby Rotundor » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:57 am

Don't give too much hometown discount to players on your team. If anything, you should be more aware of the risks involved. If you feel he's worth a 8-10th round pick based on his upside, then do it. All I'm warning against is taking players on your own real-life team too early in fantasy.

I can tell you that in my league SOMEONE is going to be overpaying for Rios and Mcgowan for sure and i'm hoping someone will take vernon in the 3rd.
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Postby DC_Commish » Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:49 pm

Especially if your league is populated with hometown fans, Ellsbury will go higher than his risk justifies. Coco Crisp is still in Boston, and Theo Epstein has indicated that the Sox have no problem with a competition in center. Admittedly, Ellsbury and Crisp do not make a natural platoon, and everyone, including Crisp, wants a deal to send him out of town. Boston mostly stood pat this winter, though, so I can envision holding onto Crisp until another need arises in the midseason, then trading him to fill the gap. Given that possibility and Francona's affinity for Crisp, I do not think you can guarantee 500 PAs for Ellsbury.
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Re: Ellsbury...

Postby DRAFTAHOLIC » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:41 pm

Hey come on folks, Ellsbury could give you 30 Stolen Bases. How often do you get that out of a young outfielder. If you are in a keeper league than Ellsbury is worth a earlier pick up. If you are not in a keeper league than wait things out and get players who should produce numbers that you need. Coco will go and there are teams that need him.

If you have heard Beckett right now is in terrible shape so look for Boston to look for another pitcher, someone to be there as a back up just in case. In that sort of trade, look for Coco to go bye bye.

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Re: Ellsbury...

Postby quitesanemax » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:19 pm

Beckett is in terrible shape?? Tell me you were thinking of Schilling when you said that! That would be hell if something was wrong with Beckett too.
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Re: Ellsbury...

Postby DRAFTAHOLIC » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:48 pm

Nope I was talking about Beckett. He showed up at camp with a gut. Beckett has not seemed to have great back to back seasons. It seems he gets over confident and lets himself go. He does have a solid trainer to help him out but the gut is not the best way to begin a season.

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Re: Ellsbury...

Postby sideofzen » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:25 pm

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Yeah, check out that gut. Look out, CC. Beckett is gunning for you. :-b
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Re: Ellsbury...

Postby DRAFTAHOLIC » Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:32 am

Okay its not a Carlos Hernandez gut but it looks worse when he sits down. LOL


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