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Re: MCab - Into Camp

Postby roninmedia » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:52 am

Even as a Marlins fan, I wouldn't take Cabrera in the top 6 of a redraft. From what I see, he fits into the #7-10 spot. Sportsline has one of the highest projections for Cabrera.

.323/110/132/39/2. <--- Damn good numbers. 15 pts more in BA, same number of runs, 22 more rbis, 9 more homers and 28 less SBs than Wright.
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Re: MCab - Into Camp

Postby cards05 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:16 pm

roninmedia wrote:Even as a Marlins fan, I wouldn't take Cabrera in the top 6 of a redraft. From what I see, he fits into the #7-10 spot. Sportsline has one of the highest projections for Cabrera.

.323/110/132/39/2. <--- Damn good numbers. 15 pts more in BA, same number of runs, 22 more rbis, 9 more homers and 28 less SBs than Wright.


Shandler has him at .342/101/131/36/4 with a 1.026 OPS. He argues that FB% has increased every year and he's still in his growth years. Also, he is going from an average at best lineup to one of the best in baseball and is going from a park that decreases RH home runs by %15 to one that decreases them by 8%.

I'm not as high on him as some, but I'll pay the extra few dollars for the consistency he provides. In a straight draft, I'd probably take him at 5 or so, knowing that he may be outperformed by Hanley, Reyes or Braun.
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Re: MCab - Into Camp

Postby moochman » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:18 pm

Don't forget that MCab will see a lot more juicey pitches and hit with men on base more this season. It's a heck of a line-up in the Motor D. A career year cannot be ruled out.
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Re: MCab - Into Camp

Postby MTUCache » Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:25 pm

cards05 wrote:
roninmedia wrote:Even as a Marlins fan, I wouldn't take Cabrera in the top 6 of a redraft. From what I see, he fits into the #7-10 spot. Sportsline has one of the highest projections for Cabrera.

.323/110/132/39/2. <--- Damn good numbers. 15 pts more in BA, same number of runs, 22 more rbis, 9 more homers and 28 less SBs than Wright.


Shandler has him at .342/101/131/36/4 with a 1.026 OPS. He argues that FB% has increased every year and he's still in his growth years. Also, he is going from an average at best lineup to one of the best in baseball and is going from a park that decreases RH home runs by %15 to one that decreases them by 8%.


Holy crap... that average is insane. Especially with everything else in the exact same range.

I'm not as high on him as some, but I'll pay the extra few dollars for the consistency he provides. In a straight draft, I'd probably take him at 5 or so, knowing that he may be outperformed by Hanley, Reyes or Braun.


I'm in the exact same boat.
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Re: MCab - Into Camp

Postby dannahann » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:51 am

I compile averaged projections from all the mainstream fantasy sources I come across, (14 sources to date). The numbers posted are right in line with MCab's averaged set as would be expected for a hitter of his consistancy:
592AB / 36HR / 108R / 126RBI / 4SB / 0.328AVG / 0.928OPS
My own opinion is that these numbers might be slightly conservative if anything.
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Re: MCab - Into Camp

Postby duckbillgates » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:59 am

I'd take him Top 5, especially with Pujols' wonky elbow. A bit slimmed down, vastly improved lineup, slightly better park, great consistency ...

I think the 5-category guys are overvalued and the really great 4-category guys are underrated. Cabrera is a power-spike away from being a perennial Triple Crown threat (he can threaten 40 now). I would rather start with that and either draft a Shane Victorino-type later or punt steals than take a lot of the first-round speed guys.
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Re: MCab - Into Camp

Postby Rotundor » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:02 am

duckbillgates wrote:I'd take him Top 5, especially with Pujols' wonky elbow. A bit slimmed down, vastly improved lineup, slightly better park, great consistency ...

I think the 5-category guys are overvalued and the really great 4-category guys are underrated. Cabrera is a power-spike away from being a perennial Triple Crown threat (he can threaten 40 now). I would rather start with that and either draft a Shane Victorino-type later or punt steals than take a lot of the first-round speed guys.


The 5-cat players may not necessarily be overvalued but they're just not my kind of value.
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