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First Year Player Fantasy Draft

Postby KCollins1304 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:20 pm

Let's say you had the first pick in a 5x5 fantasy draft of all the first year player's draft. Who do you take and why?
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Re: First Year Player Fantasy Draft

Postby hybrid » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:41 am

Depends on the team to some degree, but it would ultimately come down to Alvarez, Smoak, and T. Beckham. If you can wait and aren't close to contending, yet want a SS he would be a very strong option. However if your closer Alvarez or Smoak would be great and better choices. I think Smoak will move a bit faster and have quicker rewards personally. Has better plate discipline and will be in a great park and that line up could be scary by the time he gets up there (Hamilton, Kinsler, Salty, Davis, Max, Elvis). Alvarez has a chance to be a pretty special bat, especially if he stays at 3B but the Pirates aren't quite along as an organization especially getting hitting in the future besides McCutchen.

So there you go, I'd prolly take Alvarez and if you want Smoak deal down and get Smoak plus something ... as most value Alvarez a bit more
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Re: First Year Player Fantasy Draft

Postby jwhands » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:22 am

I'd take Alvarez. He has great potential IMO, and he's going to a team that is starting to build some young talent in their lineup.
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Re: First Year Player Fantasy Draft

Postby AEMRICH » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:28 am

agreed that it somewhat depends on what type of team you have right now. The top guys i have on my list to make an impact in fantasy are
Alvarez
Smoak
Posey
Matsuz
Alonso
Tim Beckham
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I like a lot of guys from this years draft.
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Re: First Year Player Fantasy Draft

Postby KCollins1304 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:18 pm

Smoak is someone I really like, my only problem with Alvarez is the Pittsburgh organization. Is he a great enough player to overcome the shortcomings of the organization?
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Re: First Year Player Fantasy Draft

Postby RedHopeful » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:06 pm

If you want a hitter, Yonder Alonso for me. I feel he's got the best combination of an eye, ability to hit for average and power. I think if his defense is fine, he should move through the minors pretty quickly. Moreover, I like the good chance that he'll be in the middle of a very potent Reds lineup. I agree with a previous post stating that this will probably end up being a very strong class so I'm sure there are more than a few guys who will could make you happy.
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Re: First Year Player Fantasy Draft

Postby Yanks_Baby » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:12 pm

hybrid wrote:Depends on the team to some degree, but it would ultimately come down to Alvarez, Smoak, and T. Beckham. If you can wait and aren't close to contending, yet want a SS he would be a very strong option. However if your closer Alvarez or Smoak would be great and better choices. I think Smoak will move a bit faster and have quicker rewards personally. Has better plate discipline and will be in a great park and that line up could be scary by the time he gets up there (Hamilton, Kinsler, Salty, Davis, Max, Elvis). Alvarez has a chance to be a pretty special bat, especially if he stays at 3B but the Pirates aren't quite along as an organization especially getting hitting in the future besides McCutchen.

So there you go, I'd prolly take Alvarez and if you want Smoak deal down and get Smoak plus something ... as most value Alvarez a bit more

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Re: First Year Player Fantasy Draft

Postby Another Blown Save » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:36 pm

I'd take Alvarez.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if he wins the ROY in 09
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Re: First Year Player Fantasy Draft

Postby Yanks_Baby » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:21 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:I'd take Alvarez.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if he wins the ROY in 09

Athough we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves, he does appear to have A-Ram like abilities. A hitter capable of hitting 110-35-120-.290 year after year. Me likey.
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Re: First Year Player Fantasy Draft

Postby hybrid » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:34 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:I'd take Alvarez.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if he wins the ROY in 09


So he's gonna totally skip the minors or just play very limited AB's? Um, really doubt it.
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