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Postby cblanchard » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:55 pm

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I need some help. Who out of these young SS do you see making the quickest impact for there team?

Brent Lillibridge CWS
Alides Escobar Mil.
Gordon Bechkam CWS
Chris Valaika CIN

Thanks for the help in advance.....
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Re: Young SS in the making?

Postby MaudDib » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:05 pm

cblanchard wrote:All-

I need some help. Who out of these young SS do you see making the quickest impact for there team?

Brent Lillibridge CWS
Alides Escobar Mil.
Gordon Bechkam CWS ;-D
Chris Valaika CIN

Thanks for the help in advance.....


I think he will have the best fantasy value of the four.
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Re: Young SS in the making?

Postby whatinthebluehell » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:30 am

Beckham has the highest value
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Re: Young SS in the making?

Postby mission27 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:55 am

I actually think Escobar will end up the best fantasy producer of the bunch. He's got the batting average and the speed. Put up almost Ichiro like numbers at SS. Maybe .315/30 upside. I think Beckham is a good hitter, but I don't see much power or speed there and IDK if he'll hit .300.
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Re: Young SS in the making?

Postby kab21 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:20 am

Lillibridge won't make an impact so eliminate him. Valaika is nice but a step or two below the other two.

It comes down to Beckham and Alcides. Beckham will likely be the better overall player, but Alcides could get around 30 SB's which are very valuable in roto. And Alcides is guaranteed to stay SS, Beckham will likely play 2B.
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Re: Young SS in the making?

Postby Havok1517 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:23 pm

I honestly only think that Escobar and Beckam will make a fantasy impact at SS in the majors. Bechkam will likely be the ChiSox 2B possibily as soon as this year's mid-season and Valaika is not going to stick at SS and he's heavily blocked in Cincy at 2B. I think Valaika and Lillibridge will be utility guys at best in the majors
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Re: Young SS in the making?

Postby nate128 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:09 pm

Alcides for sure...average and speed, and he has the D to stick at SS. Could break in at 2B but long-term he's obviously the Brewers SS. Beckham is a future 2-bagger barring a collapse of Ramirez.
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