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Re: Sleepers

Postby Red for life » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:10 pm

okay what are some consensus "sleepers" that you think will disappoint or are going too high?

I don't know what the ADP is for Maybin, but I am not sure if he is going to produce like some think especially at the bottom of a pretty weak Marlins lineup. I think I'll let the next guy draft Dukes as well.
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Re: Sleepers

Postby Kingctb27 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:13 pm

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Russell James wrote:I spewed pop out of my nose when I saw Andruw Jones listed as a sleeper. Come on guys, he batted an awesome .250. You might as well put Richie Sexson on there.

I have a few sleepers and some have already been mentioned:

Ryan Garko, only problem with him is that he splits time at first with VMart.

Ellsbury. I don't know if I consider him a sleeper, but he is going pretty late.

I think Gil Meche is a sleeper. He pitched well last year and helped me out in a couple leagues.

My final Sleeper is ARod.....

Surprised nobody has mentioned this 30 year old 3rd Baseman for the Yankees. He had a breakout season last year and finally received a decent contract for his efforts.

Richie Sexson actually is a sleeper. I really like Garko as one, though.

Unless you are playing in a deep CI league I wouldn't dare touch Sexson. Not many people his age turn it around... And He's got a LONG way to turn it around from last year.

Those #'s were just horrendous.

His own mother couldn't even lie and say she was proud of him.
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Re: Sleepers

Postby Russell James » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:21 pm

You are right...

Sexson is a sleeper to break Nolan Ryan's strikeout record.
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Re: Sleepers

Postby Russell James » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:24 pm

On a serious note,

I do have a suspicion that Zach Duke can turn it around this year. He quietly finished off the season at 5-0 last year. The best thing about him is that he is undrafted so he is very low risk.
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Re: Sleepers

Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:26 pm

Russell James wrote:You are right...

Sexson is a sleeper to break Nolan Ryan's strikeout record.


Most leagues don't count Ks as a category, but if yours does, I agree that you shouldn't touch him. ;-)
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Re: Sleepers

Postby Russell James » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:37 pm

What about his .195 batting average?
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Re: Sleepers

Postby horatio » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:40 pm

Sexson's nickname should be The Big Scrub.
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Re: Sleepers

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:48 pm

Russell James wrote:What about his .195 batting average?

He has a higher career batting average (.263), than Adam Dunn (.248) whose ADP is 40.80 (MockDraftCentral). He's never come within less than 10 points of batting .195, but I assume that was just pulled to try and make a point.

30 HR and 100 RBI isn't nearly out of the question for Sexson, who is being undrafted in most leagues. Hell, 35 HR isn't even out of the question, as he hit 34 in '06 and 39 in '05. He surpassed 100 RBI prior to '07 in 5 of the preious 6 seasons, the sixth he was injured for. Toss in a probable 75 or so Runs, and you've got yourself a pretty servicable option at 1B that you just got for free off Waivers... That's pretty much the definition of a sleeper candidate, if you ask me.

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Re: Sleepers

Postby RocketsDWM » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:48 pm

How about Randy Winn? Can play all three OF positions.
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Re: Sleepers

Postby Kingctb27 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:00 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
Russell James wrote:What about his .195 batting average?

He has a higher career batting average (.263), than Adam Dunn (.248) whose ADP is 40.80 (MockDraftCentral). He's never come within less than 10 points of batting .195, but I assume that was just pulled to try and make a point.

30 HR and 100 RBI isn't nearly out of the question for Sexson, who is being undrafted in most leagues. Hell, 35 HR isn't even out of the question, as he hit 34 in '06 and 39 in '05. He surpassed 100 RBI prior to '07 in 5 of the preious 6 seasons, the sixth he was injured for. Toss in a probable 75 or so Runs, and you've got yourself a pretty servicable option at 1B that you just got for free off Waivers... That's pretty much the definition of a sleeper candidate, if you ask me.

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IF he hits 30 and 100 and you can get him off waivers he would be a sleeper, but is it going to happen? Probably not. The guy was already trending downward before last year after the move to the Seattle Ballpark, and last year he spiraled out of control. Him coming back and hitting .260 with 30 and 100 would surprise the heck outta me, as not many players his age come THAT far back from that bad of a season.

Another thing with Sexson is that he's started slow in the past few seasons... Around the all-star break is the only time I would think about touching him.
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