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Re: Dennis Raben

Postby Steve-o » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:28 pm

kab21 wrote:It could be that not everyone blindly follows ranking lists. Weeks was the #12 pick last year so it's not like he's some talentless hack. And because I see him as a 30-40 SB guy with 10HR power (and alot of doubles) and good K/BB rates that moves him up fantasy lists for me. The only thing that concerns me is this injury that he's got right now.


I don't blindly follow lists either. I factor in a number of different things, including k/bb rate, age for level, power potential, home park, that scouting director's track record with certain types of prospects, etc. However, I certainly don't see hundreds or even thousands of prospects like the experts do and I think to ignore their consensus on prospects would be silly.

Also, him being the #12 pick last year means squat to me. 80% of all prospects with any relevance in fantasy baseball were drafted in the first round, another 10% are from the supplemental round, another 5-8% are international signings, and the remaining 2-5% are drafted in the lower rounds. If you were drafting a minor league fantasy squad based on where players were drafted in MLB's draft, I think you would be making a mistake.

My point was the consensus was so different from what you guys were saying and I wanted to know why.
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Re: Dennis Raben

Postby kab21 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:42 pm

Weeks' draft position was only one thing that I liked about him that I mentioned. And generally when a player is drafted in the first half of the first round I tend to take a longer look at them.
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