ETA on any of those likely isn't this year but possible.
I think McCutcheon is another Cameron Maybin. I'm tired of thin guys who have "potential" for 20/20 getting overhyped.
McCutchen is not the same type of player as Maybin. Maybin has a huge strikeout rate, while McCutchen can make contact (39 K's in 219 ABs). If you want to use a waiver pick for someone for this year, then I think McCutchen is the short term pick. If you want to gamble on Price being available, then I would definitely wait it out for him. He looks like the real deal.
well, McCutchen may have better hitting skills than Maybin, but in an overall sense (and, most importantly, a fantasy sense), they're both potential 20/20 guys who may or may not ever actually develop that 20 HR power.
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I agree upon the above post 100% and basically that is the risk with all prospects. I am still waiting on Butler who was said to have 35 Home Run Power and Alex Gordon is also taking his dear sweet time.
It really depends on who gets the opportunity. If it is Price, I'd grab him, but Wieters could be the starter as early as next year and he's a better prospect than I've seen in a long time for the O's. Especially given how bad Ramon Hernandez has been, it wouldn't shock me to see him get some time later in the year with the expanded rosters, especially if the O's aren't in a playoff race.
clevername wrote:well, McCutchen may have better hitting skills than Maybin, but in an overall sense (and, most importantly, a fantasy sense), they're both potential 20/20 guys who may or may not ever actually develop that 20 HR power.
Not really ... Maybin is more a potential 30/30 guy and it's not about developing the power, he has it, it's about developing as a hitter and making more solid contact. McCutchen on the other hand basically reminds me of Milledge. He won't have a lot of pop, potential for 15-20 IMO and isn't good enough on the base paths to steal to many, more 20-25 potential.
DRAFTAHOLIC wrote:I agree upon the above post 100% and basically that is the risk with all prospects. I am still waiting on Butler who was said to have 35 Home Run Power and Alex Gordon is also taking his dear sweet time.
Still waiting? It's been basically one year maybe you should temper your expectations. You have to realize KC has no one around them to help and they are basically on their own right now trying to figure everything out and develope. It's a much different situation then a prospect like Bruce or lets say even Braun last year who already has a good line up around him. Different situations for prospects result in different outcomes.
As for who to grab, if you like to be risky I'd try and wait on someone getting a Sept. callup like Price/Wieters. Gonzalez is good but he is defiantly a step below those names.
I'm gonna agree with everyone else on Weiters. Rumor Im hearing is he moves to Bowie by the end of the month, and if he hits well there he will probably start next year. Being a Catcher he has the best chance to be a true difference maker. Unlike the rest of the names he is probably the most likely to end up top 3-4 at his position.
Weiters! I am not so sure he will be as good as victor M but, I have never been one to scout catchers. Each of us would claim a different player with a #1 waiver spot, depending on whom we really need or who might be the best value for a trade. Since I own Hamels, Verlander, Webb, & Lackey (with Masterson a likely keeper candidate, I would probably pass on the Rays top pitcher, unless I could package him in a trade for a an upgrade. So here's hoping I will find a player as keepable as Jacoby Ellsbury.
If you want to save your claim and don't care about 2008 impact, I'd just pick up the first of Price or Wieters to get called up. LaPorta would also be in the mix but Price and Wieters should be the 1A and 1B.