ChewbaccaDefense wrote:I couldn't agree more, B-Chad. Fantasy baseball managers are NOTORIOUS for writing off young players when they don't immediately perform. I have have made hay in my keeper fantasy leaguesby drafting these type of guys after everyone else has given up on them (for example: Ervin Santana, Jose Reyes, BJ Upton, Justin Morneau, and Brandon Phillips to name a few). I got all these guys late in the draft and they performed like high round draft picks. While everyone else is chasing the new big name prospects, I grab studs off the Island of Misfit Toys; I will get those big name prospects in a year or two when everyone has predictably given up on them.
Would you put Justin Verlander on this list? There was a guy in our keeper league last year that outright dropped him and now I have him in a league with 8 keepers.
I agree that the Twins would be foolish to give up on Delmon Young... but I also think that the scouting report on Denard Span is a little pessimistic. He had been floundering in the minors but 2008 saw major improvements in his development. His OBS (.387) during his initial major league stint was quite impressive and was a great run producer (70 R and 47 RBI in 347 ABs).
If anything... I see Cuddyer as the odd man out.
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