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Re: Useful players buried in the Yahoo Rankings

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:07 am

siQ_innovation wrote:one guy I'm pretty excited to see this year that's going undrafted is most leagues is John Baker (Catcher, Florida). He played 61 games and posted almost 200 ABs (197 to be exact). In those ABs the posted a .299AVG, 32 Runs, 5 HRs, 32 RBIs. Not too shabby if you ask me. But the nicer thing is that he's projected to bat 2nd in the lineup behind Cameron Maybin and in front of Hanley Ramirez. Not very many Catchers get to bat in such a sweet spot like that.


I agree. He can be had really cheap and seems to be off almost everyone's radar.
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Re: Useful players buried in the Yahoo Rankings

Postby Havok1517 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:34 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
siQ_innovation wrote:one guy I'm pretty excited to see this year that's going undrafted is most leagues is John Baker (Catcher, Florida). He played 61 games and posted almost 200 ABs (197 to be exact). In those ABs the posted a .299AVG, 32 Runs, 5 HRs, 32 RBIs. Not too shabby if you ask me. But the nicer thing is that he's projected to bat 2nd in the lineup behind Cameron Maybin and in front of Hanley Ramirez. Not very many Catchers get to bat in such a sweet spot like that.


I agree. He can be had really cheap and seems to be off almost everyone's radar.


I think a lot of people still think the Marlins may sign a FA which leads to Baker being undervalued.
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Re: Useful players buried in the Yahoo Rankings

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:20 am

siQ_innovation wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:umm...Rick Porcello (Det - P). recently added


You think he's solidified a spot as the #5 guy? I mean Robertson and Willis aren't doing much to put up a fight or anything...


I think that'd be a huge mistake to rush this guy.
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Re: Useful players buried in the Yahoo Rankings

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:10 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
siQ_innovation wrote:one guy I'm pretty excited to see this year that's going undrafted is most leagues is John Baker (Catcher, Florida). He played 61 games and posted almost 200 ABs (197 to be exact). In those ABs the posted a .299AVG, 32 Runs, 5 HRs, 32 RBIs. Not too shabby if you ask me. But the nicer thing is that he's projected to bat 2nd in the lineup behind Cameron Maybin and in front of Hanley Ramirez. Not very many Catchers get to bat in such a sweet spot like that.


I agree. He can be had really cheap and seems to be off almost everyone's radar.


Dude went 3-4 today. In 35 ST ABs, he's struck out once and currently is sporting a .371 BA. Not a whole lot else going on, only 5 Rs and RBIs, no HRs, but he's only played in 11 games. Someone to keep an eye on.
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Re: Useful players buried in the Yahoo Rankings

Postby dave knight » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:23 am

siQ_innovation wrote:one guy I'm pretty excited to see this year that's going undrafted is most leagues is John Baker (Catcher, Florida). He played 61 games and posted almost 200 ABs (197 to be exact). In those ABs the posted a .299AVG, 32 Runs, 5 HRs, 32 RBIs. Not too shabby if you ask me. But the nicer thing is that he's projected to bat 2nd in the lineup behind Cameron Maybin and in front of Hanley Ramirez. Not very many Catchers get to bat in such a sweet spot like that.


Yeah, I just picked him up as a potential 2nd catcher since it appears that Jeff Clement will start in AAA. :-C
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Re: Useful players buried in the Yahoo Rankings

Postby shmolex » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:41 pm

Marlins traded for Ronny Paulino, so I'm guessing this drops Baker's value considerably.
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Re: Useful players buried in the Yahoo Rankings

Postby dave knight » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:59 pm

Does it? I mean, Paulino does suck.
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Re: Useful players buried in the Yahoo Rankings

Postby Maris09 » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:27 pm

shmolex wrote:Marlins traded for Ronny Paulino, so I'm guessing this drops Baker's value considerably.

Paulino will face difficult lefties once a week. Catchers rest once a week anyway. No big deal.
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Re: Useful players buried in the Yahoo Rankings

Postby jealousblues » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:41 pm

what about Carpenter or Kelvim Escobar?
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Re: Useful players buried in the Yahoo Rankings

Postby Ender » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:58 pm

Baker went in round in the middle of round 20 in our 2 C mixed league with 14 teams. Just to give a data point. After Kurt Suzuki and AJ Pierzinski but before Flores and Clement.
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