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Re: Young, breakout offensive studs for 2009

Postby garf112 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:30 pm

garf112 wrote:I'm more of a "post-hype" guy.

Jeremy Hermida F this guy. :-t
J.J. Hardy
Edwin Encarnacion
Alex Gordon
Lastings Milledge

exactly, post-hype. love it.

he is only 25 and showed good plate discipline in the minors. I'm thinking 25+ HRs and a .370 OBP. Great deeper league/ NL league value.
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Re: Young, breakout offensive studs for 2009

Postby The Mighty Trow » Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:54 pm

Yoda wrote:Honestly, I am going with Weeks again. I think that he is going to breakout and be a top 5 2B .

The price is finally right this year, too. I target him whenever possible.
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Re: Young, breakout offensive studs for 2009

Postby B-Chad » Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:33 pm

Consider me someone who also like Weeks. I think his power/speed combo as is will be useful and better then average, but he's also got room for growth, like lots of growth. If he could hit righties like when he first broke in with the Brewers a .270 BA wouldn't be completely out of the question, couple that with his walks, and you've got a player that could score a ton of runs and steal a bunch of bases while also kicking in 15-20 HR's, certainly a player I'd like. I'll throw another Giant on the list of guys to keep an eye on. He'll be more useful in leagues that count stats beyond the 5x5 numbers, but if the Giants stand pat I could see Nate Schierholtz getting an opportunity to play, especially if the Giants are able to move Winn and go with the youth movement. Schierholtz hit very well in AAA, he doesn't have more then 15-20 HR potential in AT&T park, but since he is capable of being a doubles hitter and hitting for a high average in a very bad lineup, he could get a crack in the 5/6 spot which could produce some solid RBI opportunities with a solid average. More of an NL only or deep deep league sleeper, but he does have talent, and was a top 5 prospect in the Giants system according to BA last year.
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