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Potential Breakouts in KC?

Postby Dans » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:51 am

What are your thoughts of breakout years for Gordon, Butler and Dejesus? Which of these are you targeting this year?
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Re: Potential Breakouts in KC?

Postby j24jags » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:52 am

I'm not specifically targeting any of them, but I don't think the term breakout will apply to DeJesus. You know what you're getting with him, very solid/steady 5-cat production. His upside is very limited but so is his downside. As for Gordon/Butler, they both definitely have breakout potential (Gordon moreso than Butler IMO) and they are worth targeting fairly late. ;-D
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Re: Potential Breakouts in KC?

Postby MasterX1918 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:54 am

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Re: Potential Breakouts in KC?

Postby J35J » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:56 am

I've done 3 14 team drafts so far this year and I own no offensive Royals player. They are either not worth drafting or tend to get drafted earlier than i'm willing take them. These guys just don't scream breakout to me....slow gradual progression, sure but I'd eat my shoe if they just all of a sudden "broke out" big.
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Re: Potential Breakouts in KC?

Postby Tavish » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:19 pm

Coco Crisp on offense and Kyle Davies pitching. Of the ones you mentioned, Gordon is probably the most likely to break-out. But to get him in a draft you are likely going to have to overpay for that breakout chance. DeJesus is what he is, if he can repeat last year then most will be very happy but he is not ever going to be a real fantasy stud.
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Re: Potential Breakouts in KC?

Postby Ender » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:25 pm

I could see Gordon put up Beltre type numbers. DeJesus might 'break out' by just getting more R/RBI from moving down in the lineup. Crisp getting fulltime play should help his stats. Davies has looked good though I'm still dubious.
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Re: Potential Breakouts in KC?

Postby CadensDad » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:29 pm

Yea, IMO Gordon has the biggest shot at breaking out. But he has been going way too early for my taste
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Re: Potential Breakouts in KC?

Postby Matthias » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:49 pm

Tavish wrote:Coco Crisp on offense and Kyle Davies pitching. Of the ones you mentioned, Gordon is probably the most likely to break-out. But to get him in a draft you are likely going to have to overpay for that breakout chance. DeJesus is what he is, if he can repeat last year then most will be very happy but he is not ever going to be a real fantasy stud.

Agree.

But nowadays when I hear "breakouts in KC" my first thought is who is going to escape.
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Re: Potential Breakouts in KC?

Postby Yoda » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:55 pm

I think the best candidate is Teahen although he will probably get moved at some point.
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Re: Potential Breakouts in KC?

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:30 pm

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