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Postby surferguy » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:07 pm

3B tends to be a stacked position. If you are in a redraft you can grab any # of good 3B. Dynasty may be a different ballgame.

I am thinking that Edwin Encarncion may have good value this year.

Positives:
26 HR's last season
Career high in walks
Hits is great park
Locked in at position
26 years old - entering his prime years
Has been career .300 hitter in minors

Negatives:
Average dropped last season (may be do to more HR's)
K's too much

This could be a breakout year for Edwin. If it is, you are golden where you draft him. If not, goodbye Edwin.

Anyone else have some 3B sleepers.
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Postby wkelly91 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:31 pm

Sorry....but I think I've heard this every year for the last five.....I'm not buying... :-t
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Re: Sleeper 3b

Postby stevethumb » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:32 pm

i think mark reynolds Ks and ct% scare a lot of guys off but he was an absolute monster in the first half of 08 and at a bargain to boot..17 HRs 52 RBI 55 R 5 SB .258..sure he swings and misses more than, ...well everybody, but he is only 25 and hits in a great park w/a decent lineup and is usually overlooked or underpriced in all formats...no reason that he can't go 27-90-90-9 .255 and provide you some nice counting stats
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:43 pm

wkelly91 wrote:Sorry....but I think I've heard this every year for the last five.....I'm not buying... :-t


especially with where he's going in a lot of drafts... WAY too early.
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Postby BigLebowski » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:47 pm

Yeah I'm not too high on EE either. Get him in the last few rounds, then ok, but he is getting drafted way too high from what I've seen so far.

I agree that Reynolds is a guy to target. The k's are not good and the average won't be either, but the power numbers he puts up are pretty good. He is going late as well, and I'd much rather have him on my team. 30HR 90 RBI 75 Runs .260 are about what I have him down for.
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Re: Sleeper 3b

Postby bigwords » Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:58 pm

I agree that Encarnacion is an excellent sleeper. I like him quite a bit for the following year.

I'd probably add Andy Laroche, Alex Gordon, Ty Wigginton, and Melvin Mora as guys I like at 3b the next season with upside. Yes, Melvin Mora has upside.

I'm staying away from Chris Davis and Jorge Cantu, especially.

I'm pretty sure Longoria and Youkilis will be drafted way above where I want to draft them.

And I think Huff will totally justify his ADP.
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Re: Sleeper 3b

Postby Old_Style » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:28 pm

Edwin Encarnacion! I knew it.
I'll probably pass on him this year.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:09 pm

Old_Style wrote:Edwin Encarnacion! I knew it.
I'll probably pass on him this year.


Exactly. Everyone hypes him so much every year that he is the exact opposite of a sleeper. If there's a 3B I'm not going to end up with, it's likely him. Someone will grab him wayyyyy too early and he'll again, not produce.
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Re: Sleeper 3b

Postby bigwords » Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:29 pm

Hype typically translates to inflated draft position, which negates any potential positive investment value. Also, people typically identify young players with HR/SB upside as popular sleep targets. Most of these players also have terrible plate discipline.

Difference is that hype on Encarnacion is a lot more muted this year, from what I've seen. Even though the guy managed to hit 26 HR in 506 AB this past season -- actually a good power demonstration -- he's been going anywhere between the 16th and 20th round. That's pretty good value for what he had just done, and doesn't account for the upside of growth.

Secondly, I disagree with the first poster on this thread. He actually doesn't strikeout too much. He actually is fairly average when it comes to strikeouts. But what separates him from most young players is his ability to take a walk. Last year, he took 61 free trips to 1b, a pretty decent number. He's actually shown a bit of plate discipline growth that would warrant attention.

In short, not sure why people are so down on his production in 2008. He made good strides yet his draft position has fallen. He has upside still as he's still relatively young. That's what makes him a sleeper in my mind. As of right now, of course. Maybe people will wake up.
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Re: Sleeper 3b

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:39 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:
Old_Style wrote:Edwin Encarnacion! I knew it.
I'll probably pass on him this year.


Exactly. Everyone hypes him so much every year that he is the exact opposite of a sleeper. If there's a 3B I'm not going to end up with, it's likely him. Someone will grab him wayyyyy too early and he'll again, not produce.

Like the 4th round? ;-7 :-b
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