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Why is Manny not ranked higher?

Postby angels7777 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:29 pm

The guy puts up Pujols-type numbers when he is in the right mindset...

I mean I guess there is age, unpredicability, and other things to consider but this guy is going late 3rd in a lot of drafts, but should put up first round numbers if healthy - he seems to me like he should be an easy 2nd rounder... the guy has a 2 year contract with a player option for the 2nd year so he needs to come through this year....

where do you have him ranked?
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Re: Why is Manny not ranked higher?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:37 pm

I have him at 24, expecting him to go late 2nd round.
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Re: Why is Manny not ranked higher?

Postby Ender » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:38 pm

Health is the biggest question mark, especially since he is hurt in spring training which just reinforces the issue in peoples mind.
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Re: Why is Manny not ranked higher?

Postby CadensDad » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:48 pm

Ender wrote:Health is the biggest question mark, especially since he is hurt in spring training which just reinforces the issue in peoples mind.


Good point, I see him late 2nd early 3rd
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Re: Why is Manny not ranked higher?

Postby Sevon » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:24 pm

1. Manny is a 37 year old OF.
2. He has been plagued with leg problems the past couple of years and plays in the NL with no DH option.
3. He is no longer in a contract year. That was last year. (Motivation?)
4. I'm sure some of the revenge factor with Boston has worn off a bit. (Motivation?)
5. He is already injured and missing ST games. (See #1)
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Re: Why is Manny not ranked higher?

Postby Yoda » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:25 pm

Sevon wrote:1. Manny is a 37 year old OF.
2. He has been plagued with leg problems the past couple of years and plays in the NL with no DH option.
3. He is no longer in a contract year. That was last year. (Motivation?)
4. I'm sure some of the revenge factor with Boston has worn off a bit. (Motivation?)
5. He is already injured and missing ST games. (See #1)


But he's under 6'5" so he can hit for power and average.
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Re: Why is Manny not ranked higher?

Postby Peeig » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:29 pm

He doesn't steal any bases and if you don't steal any bases, your name needs to be Pujols to crack the top 7
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Re: Why is Manny not ranked higher?

Postby Sevon » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:42 pm

Yoda wrote:
But he's under 6'5" so he can hit for power and average.



Yoda, what are you doing here? Shouldn't you be somewhere pimping the 6'6" Corey Hart?
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Re: Why is Manny not ranked higher?

Postby Carnac » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:51 pm

Not playing for a contract isn't entirely true. He has an option after this year in his contract. Means if he has a great year he can buy his option and go on the market for more money. Not saying that will happen, but it is possible. So he does have something to play for.

He has been going mid to late 2nd round in my drafts.

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Re: Why is Manny not ranked higher?

Postby angels7777 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:52 pm

interesting most drafts he goes 3rd
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