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Postby rsolsky2 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:48 am

I'm a big fan of Ellsbury but am concerned about his value if he bats at the bottom of the order. Am i off base here or is it a legit concern. I drafted him for his speed and run potential but have my eye on some other players available on ww...Milledge primarily.
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Postby Red for life » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:47 pm

I hear ya. I drafted him with my 11 pick. That seems to be where he is going but can't help regreting it a bit. Hopefully he would get bounced up to the top of the order if he is stealing 30+ bases in that lineup. I have not heard any news of that though.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:01 pm

He will likely be one of the most overrated players this year.

If he struggles then I can see them benching him in favor of Coco. In general, if there is strong competition, I am worried about young players.
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Re: Jacoby

Postby rsolsky2 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:04 pm

thanks i want to grab Milledge he has 5 steals in spring so far with more pop
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Re: Jacoby

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:09 pm

[quote="Yoda"]He will likely be one of the most overrated players this year.

If he struggles then I can see them benching him in favor of Coco. quote]
Can't disagree here and I love what Ellsbury brings to the table. Drafting him in the 11th is just crazy...if he doesn't hit well out of the gates, Coco will get more PT and the line-up will fluctuate.
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Re: Jacoby

Postby Russell James » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:51 pm

Coco will be traded before the season starts or shortly after.

I don't quite understand how an 11th round pick is a huge risk.

He has a great glove and will be a slap hitter. He will bat around .300, steal 30 and score 100 with a high OBP as long as he gets enough ABs. At Bats are the only thing I am worried about with him.
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Postby thedude » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:54 pm

If Lugo doesn't play well, and Ellsbury does, Jacoby will be leading off by June.
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Re: Jacoby

Postby Russell James » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:01 pm

Lugo's in the minors right now, nursing a bad back.

Where are you guys seeing this news of Lugo batting leadoff?
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Postby thedude » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:04 pm

Russell James wrote:Lugo's in the minors right now, nursing a bad back.

Where are you guys seeing this news of Lugo batting leadoff?


Lugo is going to the team with Japan.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd ... p&c_id=mlb
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Re: Jacoby

Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:07 pm

Russell James wrote:Coco will be traded before the season starts or shortly after.

I don't quite understand how an 11th round pick is a huge risk.

He has a great glove and will be a slap hitter. He will bat around .300, steal 30 and score 100 with a high OBP as long as he gets enough ABs. At Bats are the only thing I am worried about with him.


11th round can certainly be risky. There are a ton of quality players available in the middle rounds, and a lot of guys with imminent breakout potential. I'd rather spend my pick on a guy like that rather than an unproven rookie with questions regarding playing time. There is no guarantee that Crisp will be dealt.

Some picks I've gotten over the years in the 11th round or thereabouts:
Shane Victorino (2008)
John Lackey (2006)
Jason Bay (2005)
Johan Santana (2004)
Carlos Zambrano (2004)
Carl Crawford (2004)
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