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Re: Busts this year, better next?

Postby Montana » Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:55 am

ScrappyDoo wrote:Hafner is only 31. He has a career OPS of .932. Last year was a down year and his OPS was .836 which isn't awful. This year he was struggling with injuries. In 2006 he had a great year and broke his hand. 2007's struggles could easily be attributed to his shoulder/hand injuries. This year he scuffled and they figured out that something was wrong and pretty much shut him down, so he will probably be completely healthy next year. I can almost guarantee he will produce better than his ADP next year. Everyone is going to be scared away by his last two years. Maybe he is done and his production was based solely on steroids, but he could be a huge bargain next year.

Stay away at your own risk. But if he's sitting there after round 10, I'm going to be pretty tempted to take him.



Talk to people that have watched him day in and day out.......he's not the same player at the plate at all......injuries seem to be a nice excuse and reason to believe for next year, but for those that buy into that, they'll end up regretting it.

He's toast.......Period.
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Re: Busts this year, better next?

Postby Sid Bream's Slide » Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:55 am

My only problem with Weeks as a "bounce back" is that he doesn't have much in the past to bounce back to...
Of course I've drafted him THREE years in a row, so take whatever I have to say about the GDSOBB with a grain of salt.
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Re: Busts this year, better next?

Postby Yoda » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:04 am

Sid Bream's Slide wrote:My only problem with Weeks as a "bounce back" is that he doesn't have much in the past to bounce back to...
Of course I've drafted him THREE years in a row, so take whatever I have to say about the GDSOBB with a grain of salt.


Bounce back to where people were expecting him to perform.

I think Weeks is still a decent candidate. I'm not as high on him as I have been in the past though. He doesn't seem like he is mentally in the game most of the time and the current environment might not be conducive for him to reach his peak. Still, he is young and may just take a bit longer before he figures it out.

Not sure what to say about Hafner. He looks like he is done but just as I do with everyone, if he is there very late then I would take a stab at him. That is if I don't have enough injury risks on my roster already.
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Re: Busts this year, better next?

Postby Inukchuk » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:46 am

Yoda wrote:Not sure what to say about Hafner. He looks like he is done but just as I do with everyone, if he is there very late then I would take a stab at him. That is if I don't have enough injury risks on my roster already.


True. You'll be reaching for Harden and Liriano next year, right? ;-)
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Re: Busts this year, better next?

Postby Yoda » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:49 am

Inukchuk wrote:
Yoda wrote:Not sure what to say about Hafner. He looks like he is done but just as I do with everyone, if he is there very late then I would take a stab at him. That is if I don't have enough injury risks on my roster already.


True. You'll be reaching for Harden and Liriano next year, right? ;-)


Most likely not. Harden and Liriano both went top 125 in almost every league I've seen and I would expect them to go higher next year.
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Re: Busts this year, better next?

Postby Inukchuk » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:57 am

You didn't catch the sarcasm? ;-) ;-) ;-)
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Re: Busts this year, better next?

Postby HOOTIE » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:15 am

The 2 guys i like alot because of talent are
McGowan and Zimmerman.

Corpas doesn't K enough guys.
C B Young never hit for average in minors, and likely never will.
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