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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby J35J » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:26 pm

Yoda wrote:Zips is incredibly high on Nelson Cruz:
Nelson Cruz, 28 AGE, .282 AVG, .354 OBP, .531, SLG, 134 G, 471 AB, 78 R, 133 H, 22 2B, 1 3B, 31 HR, 92 RBI, 50 BB, 122 K, 14 SB, 6 CS, 128 OPS+

They put him up there with Hamilton pretty much. 8-o


Are we even sure yet that he has a starting gig?
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby Yoda » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:33 pm

J35J wrote:
Yoda wrote:Zips is incredibly high on Nelson Cruz:
Nelson Cruz, 28 AGE, .282 AVG, .354 OBP, .531, SLG, 134 G, 471 AB, 78 R, 133 H, 22 2B, 1 3B, 31 HR, 92 RBI, 50 BB, 122 K, 14 SB, 6 CS, 128 OPS+

They put him up there with Hamilton pretty much. 8-o


Are we even sure yet that he has a starting gig?


Washington said that he would hit clean up behind Hamilton.

Projected lineup:
1) Kinsler - 2B
2) Young - 3B
3) Hamilton - CF
4) Cruz - LF
5) Blalock - DH
6) Salty - C
7) Davis - 1B
8) Murphy - RF
9) Andrus - SS
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby hybrid » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:18 pm

Yoda wrote:
J35J wrote:
Yoda wrote:Zips is incredibly high on Nelson Cruz:
Nelson Cruz, 28 AGE, .282 AVG, .354 OBP, .531, SLG, 134 G, 471 AB, 78 R, 133 H, 22 2B, 1 3B, 31 HR, 92 RBI, 50 BB, 122 K, 14 SB, 6 CS, 128 OPS+

They put him up there with Hamilton pretty much. 8-o


Are we even sure yet that he has a starting gig?


Washington said that he would hit clean up behind Hamilton.

Projected lineup:
1) Kinsler - 2B
2) Young - 3B
3) Hamilton - CF
4) Cruz - LF
5) Blalock - DH
6) Salty - C
7) Davis - 1B
8) Murphy - RF
9) Andrus - SS


What has Blalock and Salty possibly done to be ahead of Davis? That's a tad insane.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby Yoda » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:31 pm

hybrid wrote:What has Blalock and Salty possibly done to be ahead of Davis? That's a tad insane.


Not at all insane.

Blalock has seniority and is a lefty. Salty is a switch hitter to keep the L, R combo going.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby Maris09 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:48 pm

hybrid wrote:What has Blalock and Salty possibly done to be ahead of Davis? That's a tad insane.

I think part of it has to do with not putting as much pressure on the kid.
Last year they basically let him produce down at 8th or 9th, even though he was one of their better hitters.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby DSheppard » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:59 am

Im more surprised that he included Murphy over Byrd, I guess it will be a straight up platoon.

Salty doesn't make much sense 6th though, hes a switch hitter but he has consistently been worse from the right side. .444 ops as a righty, .877 as a lefty lat year though obviously in limited ABs. If the other manager is smart that will only encourage bringing in a lefty. Id rather hide him 8th until he gets it going. Id have put the byrd/murph platoon 6th. Davis at 7th is alright for now, Im sure if mashes like we expect and hits lefties like he has in the past he will move up in fairly short order.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby Yoda » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:21 pm

So is anyone else liking where Dukes is going in drafts? Jurrjens seems to be going late also.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby RAmst23 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:42 pm

Yoda wrote:So is anyone else liking where Dukes is going in drafts? Jurrjens seems to be going late also.


When I first saw this I thought you meant Zach Duke, and I couldn't believe he was being drafted at all...

Dukes is great as a late round flier (MDP 250), which is around Jeff Francouer territory. I'm not sure I'd want to rely on him as my 3rd OFer, as I'm concerned with playing time.

According to rookies MDP, Jurrjens is going right next to Slowley and Baker, who I would much rather have. I'm not seeing Parra being in the top 275, so I'd rather go with him as well.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby Yoda » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:45 pm

Where are you seeing that? R&C MDP has him at around 185 overall. I just drafted him in a mock with the 205th overall.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby J35J » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:49 pm

I'm not that big of a fan of Jurrjens....I think he comes back to earth as nothing more than fa material/spot starter type. I do like what Dukes has the potential for but if I had him as anything other than a 4th-5th OFer I'd be worried.
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