Pat "the bat" Burrell question... - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Pat "the bat" Burrell question...

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Pat "the bat" Burrell question...

Postby matmat » Fri Feb 27, 2004 5:54 pm

He looked bad last year. (burrell, that is).
Does anyone know if he did anything over the offseason to change or improve his approach at the plate? What are your thoughts about him in the upcoming season?
matmat
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 4120
Joined: 12 Sep 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: North cross down

Postby Chiefscards » Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:05 pm

I think he has a chance to turn it around this year. Plus he's slipping to the last couple rounds in every draft I've done so it's a pretty low risk to give him a try.
Any fool can piss on the floor....may you be the hero that craps on the ceiling!
Chiefscards
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 152
Joined: 9 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Iowa

Postby j_d_mcnugent » Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:18 pm

rotoworld is your friend:

Feb. 3, 2004 - 3:27 pm et


Pat Burrell began his two-week hitting session with Phillies instructors yesterday.
The Phillies wanted Burrell to report early to spring training to work on his swing after his disastrous 2003. "He came in with a completely different swing, as far as where he stands, where he's holding his hands," manager Larry Bowa said. "That's a tribute to him. He could have very easily sat his butt at home and said, 'I'll go out there Feb. 1 and start all over.' But he didn't." No one has ever questioned Burrell's work ethic. He'll have a bounce-back season in 2004, so he should be a bargain in fantasy leagues.


Feb. 17, 2004 - 4:15 am et


Manager Larry Bowa is prepared to bat Pat Burrell in the cleanup spot right from the start of the year if he has a good spring.
It seemed likely that Burrell would have to work his way up from the sixth spot, but he might not have to. Bowa wants Burrell batting fourth to break up lefties Jim Thome and Bobby Abreu. In that arrangement, Thome would bat third and Abreu fifth. If Burrell has a poor spring, Abreu would probably bat third and be followed by Thome and Mike Lieberthal.


he is a good late round gamble but i wouldnt want to be in the position where i am relying on him for solid production.
back from the dead
j_d_mcnugent
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe Ranker
Posts: 3766
Joined: 1 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: bored at work

Postby Lofunzo » Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:39 pm

Where would you think is a good spot to take him in the draft where you are not taking him too soon yet not risking losing him to someone else??
Image
Lofunzo
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe RankerEagle EyeHockey ModPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 23698
(Past Year: 11)
Joined: 9 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Central Jersey

Postby rob » Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:13 pm

I have been able to get him in the 16th round of my drafts ten teams of course
rob


Home Cafe: Football
Friendliness: %

Postby Chiefscards » Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:26 pm

I've seen him slip anywhere from 15th to 18th in 12 team drafts. I'd take him in one of those rounds unless you have major needs at another position. He's a gamble, but a high reward one if he can return to 2002 form.
Any fool can piss on the floor....may you be the hero that craps on the ceiling!
Chiefscards
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 152
Joined: 9 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Iowa

Postby Absolutely Adequate » Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:27 pm

I got him in the 16th of my 12 team league. Near Lance Carter and Jay Payton.
Absolutely Adequate
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 5000
Joined: 6 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Not here.

Postby sooner711 » Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:09 pm

I picked him up in the 20th round in my yahoo 12 team public league.
sooner711
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar
Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 635
Joined: 23 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby JRRNeiklot » Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:35 am

He is on waivers in my league.
JRRNeiklot
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 503
(Past Year: 23)
Joined: 15 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby gypsyspot » Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:50 am

he was selected in the 12th round in my league.
I know the future!!!!!!!
gypsyspot
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 704
Joined: 22 Feb 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: on the psychic hotline

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: joiingds and 8 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Tuesday, Jul. 29
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

LA Angels at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Seattle at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
Chi White Sox at Detroit
(7:08 pm)
Milwaukee at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Philadelphia at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
Washington at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Arizona at Cincinnati
(7:10 pm)
Toronto at Boston
(7:10 pm)
Colorado at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
NY Yankees at Texas
(8:05 pm)
Oakland at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Minnesota at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
Atlanta at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)
St. Louis at San Diego
(10:10 pm)
Pittsburgh at San Francisco
(10:15 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact