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Postby neoforce » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:51 am

I'm looking for a new list. This is for deep leagues (20 teamers, AL/NL only) where finding even some value really helps out. What players look like they will break with their team and have at least some type of upside?

I'm more interested in folks who will be on the opening day roster than guys in AAA who would fill in if there is an injury.

Rasmus is an obvious one, but he was on lots of peoples radar and already has his own thread.

Micah Hoffpauir of the cubbies is a good one, not as many people would have considered him making the team, but Lou said he will.

Anybody have ideas of players they are watching like this?
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Re: deep leagues: upside guys who unexpectedly make their team

Postby RotoCowboy » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:56 am

josh anderson is likely the starting CF in ATL - could be a 40 SB guy if he keeps the job all year.
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Re: deep leagues: upside guys who unexpectedly make their team

Postby Niffoc4 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:00 am

Getz is 2B for CWS, Fields at 3B... not so much surprises, as cementing that Viciedo and Lillibridge will not be starting (Viciedo has already been sent down).

In Oakland its looking like Cahill may have a shot at the rotation.

Jordan Zimmerman will not only make the team but will have a rotation spot.
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Postby AussieDodger » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:13 am

Mather from St Louis has a month + of being the starting 3B.
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Postby Inukchuk » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:24 am

I like Jesus Guzman, that guy GiantsFan has been pimping relentlessly...

Batting 410 this spring with 4 bombs. They're saying he could force Sandoval to 1st and (dare I say it) Ishikawa to the bench...
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Re: deep leagues: upside guys who unexpectedly make their team

Postby aravtrain21 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:27 am

Wladimir Balentien, Ryan Spilborghs, Gaby Sanchez, Jeff Niemann, Brett Anderson, Yusemiro Petit too name a few. These are guys that i'm looking at.
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Postby garf112 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:43 am

Ishikawa has officially been announced as the Giants starting 1B.
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Re: deep leagues: upside guys who unexpectedly make their team

Postby aravtrain21 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:05 pm

I believe Travis Snider is starting in the Blue Jays OF. Good power but young and K's too much. Daniel Murphy he has an everyday job in NYM...may be a better option because he will be multi-position eligible after a few months. I also like the way Brett Gardner is stepping up this spring. He is clearly better than Melky Cabrera at the bottom of the Yankees order. Plus he flat out flies! After seeing him get out of the box late last summer in Yankee Stadium, I would put him up against any of the major base stealing threats in a home to second competition. His only problem has been making consistent contact and getting on base. Seems to have worked it out this Spring a little bit. And now for the next sleeper/bounce back player of the year contestant....Jeremy Hermida. This guy has been the model of inconsistency because of injuries. Yet, he is due 2.25 mil this year and for good reason. He has the ability to hit .300 with 20-25 bombs and 80-90 RBI in a full year at the plate. Check his Spring Training stats...he has been on fire and under the radar.
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Re: deep leagues: upside guys who unexpectedly make their team

Postby Dan Charette » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:40 pm

Kendry Morales ; Good minor league numbers. He's finally getting a chance to start.
Juan Rivera is now supposed to start.
Chris Ray ; I think he'll be the Orioles closer before the all star break
Asdrubal Cabrera ; He was real good after the break last year
Seth Smith ; He's supposed to start in LF for the Rockies
Jorge De La Rosa ; Rockies 5th starter. He has good stuff
Luke Hochevar ; I think he'll make the Royals rotation
James McDonald ; Might crack the Dodgers rotatation later this year.
Ryan Sweeney ; He's starting in CF for the A's
Dallas Braden ; Real good minor league numbers. Has a rotation spot for the A's
Gio Gonzalez ; He also has a spot in the A's rotation.
Andy LaRoche ; Good minor league numbers . He's looking good this spring.
Brandon Moss ; Former Red Sox prospect . Now starting for the Pirates.
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Re: deep leagues: upside guys who unexpectedly make their team

Postby rookies and cream » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:30 am

Brett Anderson, SP - A's

Having a better spring than Cahill, and I consider him a better prospect.
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