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Postby jmlevy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:18 am

What are your thoughts on Jose Iglesias? I'm on deck in our prospect draft, and I have read positive things about his upside. Great defender who makes good consistent contact. Could learn to be a bit more patient.

Other prospects available include:
Britton, Zach LHP BAL
Gibson, Kyle RHP MIN
Iglesias, Jose SS BOS
Wheeler, Zack RHP SF
Vizcaino, Arodys RHP ATL
Sanchez, Tony C PIT
Rondon, Hector RHP CLE
Stewart, Zach RHP TOR
Spruill, Zeke RHP ATL
Jackson, Brett RHP BAL
Carpenter, Chris RHP CHC
Marinez, Jhan RHP FLA
Hagadone, Nick LHP CLE
Romine, Austin C NYY
Borchering, Bobby 3B AZ
Cashner, Andrew RHP CHC
Castro, Simon RHP SD
Mitchell, Jared OF CHW
Jackson, Jay RHP CHC
Lyles, Jordan RHP HOU
Kalish, Ryan OF BOS
Bourjos, Peter OF LAA
Lynn, Lance RHP STL
Liddi, Alex 3B SEA
Rizzo, Anthony 1B BOS
Heisey, Chris OF CIN
Neal, Thomas OF SF
d'Arnaud, Travis C TOR
Gomez, Hector SS COL
Pollock, A.J. OF AZ
Gose, Anthony OF PHI
Wheeler, Tim OF COL
Morel, Brent 3B CHW
Stassi, Max C OAK
Sweeney, Matt 3B TB
Moreland, Mitch OF TEX
Valle, Sebastian C PHI
Heathcott, Slade OF NYY
Fuentes, Reymond OF BOS
Forsythe, Logan 3B SD
Lee, Hak-Ju SS CHC


Who would be your top two or three?

Roster and league info:
20 team dynasty H2H; 6x6 w/OPS & Holds; 22 ML keepers, 12-man farm

C - Kurt Suzuki (Oak)
C - Jarrod Saltalamaccia (Tex)
1B - Adam Dunn (WAS)
1B - Carlos Pena (TB)
2B - Orlando Hudson (LAD)
3B - Mark Teahen (CHW)
3B - Andy LaRoche (Pit)
LF - Matt Holliday (Oak)
CF - Jayson Werth (Phi)
CF - Drew Stubbs (CIN)
RF - Matt LaPorta (CLE)

SP - Johan Santana (NYM)
SP - Adam Wainwright (StL)
SP - Trevor Cahill (Oak)
SP - Nick Blackburn (Min)
SP - Jon Garland (LAD)
SP - Brandon Webb (Ari)
SP - Justin Duchscherer (OAK)
RP - George Sherrill (Bal)
RP - Frank Francisco (Tex)
RP - Brad Ziegler (Oak)
RP - Ramon Troncosco (LAD)

Minor League Roster
1 - Arrietta, Jake (0 IP - SP - Bal)
2 - Brignac, Reid (100 AB - SS - TB)
3 - Everidge, Tommy (85 AB - 1B - Oak)
4 - Hicks, Aaron (0 AB - OF - Min)
5 - Main, Michael (0 IP - SP - Tex)
6 - Mejia, Jenrry (0 IP - SP - NYM)
7 - Mulvey, Kevin (24.1 IP - SP - Ari)
8 - Walters, P.J. (16 IP - SP STL)
9 - Weglarz, Nick (0 AB - OF/1B - Cle)
10 - Westmoreland, Ryan (0 AB - OF - Bos)
11 - Villalona, Angel (0 AB - 3B - SF)
12 -
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Re: Jose Iglesias

Postby hybrid » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:32 am

Iglesias is all glove, I wouldn't consider him at all in a fantasy league.

Top 5 just based on talent I'd go probably:
1-J. Mitchell
2-J. Lyles
3-R. Kalish
4-T. Neal
5-Britton/Vizcaino

Which is probably how I would take them for your team, as none of them really fit a glaring need one way or another. You could use a 3b, but no one that you listed is that good and the pitching spects are either not close or don't profile that much as TOR.
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Re: Jose Iglesias

Postby jmlevy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:39 am

What comparisons would you assign to Mitchell? I haven't heard much about him.

I think I may go with Borchering this round. I've seen him draw comparisons to Chipper Jones with his gap-to-gap power.

For my last round, I am considering Adeiny Hechevarria. He seems like the better prospect fantasy-wise that Iglesias.

These are the best available SS:
Hechevarria, Adeiny SS ANA
Iglesias, Jose SS BOS
Gomez, Hector SS COL
Lee, Hak-Ju SS CHC
Havens, Reese SS NYM
Noriega, Gabrial SS SEA
Owings, Chris SS AZ
d'Arnaud, Chase SS PIT
Brewer, Brent SS MIL
Franklin, Nick SS SEA
Nunez, Gustavo SS DET
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Re: Jose Iglesias

Postby jeffmerk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:24 am

J. Lyles, H. Rondon and Z. Britton. They should all be better than Main, Mulvey or Walters. Don't worry about drafting a SS. Take the best available players and you can trade for one later.
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Re: Jose Iglesias

Postby thomasps3 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:46 am

Hak Ju-Lee is a guy who is consistently overlooked in prospect rankings. He is super athletic, has plus plus speed, and will end up pushing Starlin Castro to 2b when he arrives in Chicago. I would target him over any of the other guys mentioned within the SS grouping. However, the Mitchell camp has comps that would rate very highly in fantasy circles, with Carl Crawford being the one bandied about the most frequently, however, I think a better comp is Desmond Jennings because of the defense in CF and he has proven a lot less in the show than Crawford has.....
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Re: Jose Iglesias

Postby jmlevy » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:08 pm

Kalish or Mitchell?
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Re: Jose Iglesias

Postby jeffmerk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:26 pm

jmlevy wrote:Kalish or Mitchell?

Since you're in a mixed league and don't have to worry about Kalish getting traded to the NL, I'd take him by a hair.
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Re: Jose Iglesias

Postby thomasps3 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:56 pm

For me, the overall comparison is not even close. Jared Mitchell warrants top 100 consideration in a lot of expert rankings(BA, KLaw, Sickels), while Kalish, while still well regarded, is not nearly the tool shed Mitchell is, especially when factoring in that park.....
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Re: Jose Iglesias

Postby jeffmerk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:28 pm

Law has Kalish ahead of Mitchell. Have BA and Sickels released their top 100s?
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Re: Kalish or Mitchell?

Postby jeffmerk » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:50 pm

BA and Project Prospect have Mitchell higher than Kalish and I think Sickels will too, so he may be the way to go.
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