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Re: What are your thoughts on Lastings Milledge?

Postby J35J » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:26 pm

Secret Avatar wrote:He's another over-rated prospect from the NY hype machine, IMO, but I've been wrong before :-D


Agreed to a certain extent. I think he has solids skills and will likely be a solid player in his career I just think it may take him a couple years to put it all together. He won't top 15 hrs and I'd be a little suprised if he hit above .280. Worth a late round flier in deep leagues but thats about it, IMO.
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Re: What are your thoughts on Lastings Milledge?

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:00 pm

davidmarver wrote:I don't think he could hit any of my breaking pitches.

Yet he'd probably be the Padres' best outfielder.
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Re: What are your thoughts on Lastings Milledge?

Postby JoshExley » Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:12 pm

Did he just have to get out of NY?
Boy, I'm glad we got Schneider for him. :-P

I found these L.M. predictions interesting and now I am revisiting the guy for a late-round flier...

Bill James - .286 - 85 - 18 - 78 - 21
BP - .290 - 85 - 19 - 73 - 22

Some pretty nice numbers...
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Re: What are your thoughts on Lastings Milledge?

Postby Secret Avatar » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:28 pm

"Some pretty nice numbers..."

Agreed but I think James and BP might be smoking something. I see more like 275-12-60-75-15 with some upside, for sure, but also potential to flame out. I definately don't see a BA anywhere near 300 unless he suddenly grows a third eye to see the ball better (terrible BB/K ratios so far) and a lot more plate discipline. I'd rather spend my flyer money on someone more ready for prime time.
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Re: What are your thoughts on Lastings Milledge?

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:46 pm

fwiw, he's having a very nice ST...
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Re: What are your thoughts on Lastings Milledge?

Postby pat189 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:49 pm

Some guy in my league is obsessed with him and actually has him as a starting OF... (12 team, lf,cf,rf)
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Re: What are your thoughts on Lastings Milledge?

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:35 pm

pat189 wrote:Some guy in my league is obsessed with him and actually has him as a starting OF... (12 team, lf,cf,rf)


Probably a bit much to depend on from the get go, but I admit I have been drafting him with the hopes that he could turn into a start-worthy OF (thus allowing me to trade to upgrade in some other area). That said, I'll put myself in the category of those who expect something approaching a .275 20-20 year from him ;-D My big two speculative OF picks this year are Milledge and Coco Crisp (who can be had later than Milledge for sure). Everyone's down, down, down on Crisp, with good reason I guess. But he often goes undrafted. Two years ago he was taken right around where Holliday was taken (somewhere around pick 110 or so), and in the same year he busted his wrist (while sliding I think). He displayed some spurts of what people were expecting from him last year (i.e., in fantasysportslive.com daily money leagues, many people were buying him for the day during his streaks, over all the other CFs). That said a trade to ChC or CWS (as the rumormill has been indicating) could be a nice start to 2008 for him.

Long story short: Milledge & Crisp = two very low risk, decent-to-high reward OFs ;-D
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Re: What are your thoughts on Lastings Milledge?

Postby Esen » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:51 pm

Call me crazy, but I think that he can hit

25 hr 20 SB 280 BA
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Re: What are your thoughts on Lastings Milledge?

Postby Mugrila » Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:57 pm

Esen wrote:Call me crazy, but I think that he can hit

25 hr 20 SB 280 BA


Crazy. :-D

I don't think that kind of power will come, at least not for a few years, but the others are possible I think.
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Re: What are your thoughts on Lastings Milledge?

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:04 pm

Mugrila wrote:
Esen wrote:Call me crazy, but I think that he can hit

25 hr 20 SB 280 BA


Crazy. :-D

I don't think that kind of power will come, at least not for a few years, but the others are possible I think.


Not crazy, but let's call that his ceiling. ;-D
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