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Re: Pedroia proving naysayers wrong

Postby jake_harv88 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:45 am

The Big Train wrote:1. you are in a larger league and/or aren't sold on using an earlier pick on a mid-tier 2B; If I can get enough power/RBI's elswhere in my lineup I'll be comfortable passing on mid-tier 2B and get soild three category production from Pedroia instead.


Fantastic point TBT. If your in a large league and miss on a lot of the 2B, Pedroia makes for an excellent late round pick. I'm in a 16 teamer and if i miss out on a middle round pick like kinsler I'll probably target Pedroia late...
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Re: Pedroia proving naysayers wrong

Postby MTUCache » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:54 am

He's definitely on my radar this year if I can't get to the top two or three 2B...

I'd go as far as to say that he'll have as much value as Placido Polanco, but a couple rounds even later. To me, they're very similar players in very similar lineups. Obviously Polanco has some more history behind his .300+ numbers, but both could range anywhere from .300-.340 this year.
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Re: Pedroia proving naysayers wrong

Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:56 pm

Philliebuster wrote:I don't understand the hype here from a fantasy perspective, help me if I am missing something, but no power, no speed, and a .300-.310 hitter. He'll top out at a 10/10 season hitting .320 with 60 rbi. What am I missing here?


Sounds a lot like Howie Kendrick to me, and for some reason people seem to think he's a top 8 second baseman... I think Kendrick is way overrated and think Pedroia is pretty useful in your deeper leagues. I wouldn't want him as my starter in a 12 teamer though, that's for sure.
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Re: Pedroia proving naysayers wrong

Postby wkelly91 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:20 pm

Kendrick, Pedroia, Polanco, and Sanchez....the four-horsemen of the (.300-100-10-60-10) Projection.
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Re: Pedroia proving naysayers wrong

Postby Amazinz » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:17 pm

BP just hates on Howie because he traded him away in Mookie's league. :-D

A lot of people believe Kendrick has a lot more than 300/10/10 potential. I'm one of them. He is a stud in the making.
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Re: Pedroia proving naysayers wrong

Postby Yoda » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:21 pm

Kendrick is good for at least .300-15-15 (RBI R will depend on where he hits). I think he has a lot more upside than Pedroia who I think will be nothing more than a cheap back up in most fantasy leagues.
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Re: Pedroia proving naysayers wrong

Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:42 pm

Amazinz wrote:BP just hates on Howie because he traded him away in Mookie's league. :-D

A lot of people believe Kendrick has a lot more than 300/10/10 potential. I'm one of them. He is a stud in the making.


I'm proud to say that I've never owned him. :^

I don't see it. Maybe 15/15 like Yoda says. But he's on my all-overrated list. I'll go out on a limb and say there's a 0% chance of me owning him this year as he's just not that high on my list.
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Re: Pedroia proving naysayers wrong

Postby Amazinz » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:12 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:I'll go out on a limb and say there's a 0% chance of me owning him this year as he's just not that high on my list.

I'd agree with this. I own him in Mookie's keeper but no redrafts. I'm high on him in the long term but not really willing to put my money where my mouth is in the short-term. He is being drafted as if he's already arrived.
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Re: Pedroia proving naysayers wrong

Postby Philliebuster » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:15 pm

Matthias wrote:
Philliebuster wrote:I don't understand the hype here from a fantasy perspective, help me if I am missing something, but no power, no speed, and a .300-.310 hitter. He'll top out at a 10/10 season hitting .320 with 60 rbi. What am I missing here?

Funny. You're the first person I've ever seen who thinks that a 24-year old player will, "top out" at basically their last-year rookie totals.
Your, "top out" line for Pedroia: .320, 10HR, 10SB, 60RBI
2007 Pedroia: .317, 8HR, 7SB, 50RBI

That said, I'm not sure what hype you're referring to. CBS has his him ranked as their 15th-best 2B; Fox Sports has him 15th; RotoAuthority has him 14th; he went 17th in a Cafe Mock. Are you such a fan of Luis Castillo that you can't stand to see him snubbed from the 15th spot or what?


Prospectus's player forecast manager seems to have a bit of a chubby for Pedroia. Was #2 second baseman based on my point system, higher upside than Prince Fielder they say. My Pedroia projections are based on his college, minor, and big league numbers, although he neared 10/10 his rookie season, I don't have him any much higher than that. Ok maybe 12/12.
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Re: Pedroia proving naysayers wrong

Postby RynMan » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:47 pm

Yoda wrote:Kendrick is good for at least .300-15-15 (RBI R will depend on where he hits). I think he has a lot more upside than Pedroia who I think will be nothing more than a cheap back up in most fantasy leagues.


Agreed.

Pedroia is only getting any sort of talk because; a) he won ROY, and b) he plays for Boston.
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