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Re: Who don't you trust?

Postby Shawshank3741 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:17 pm

I think people who say they will pass on the likes of Mauer, Reynolds, Hill, Rollins, Sizemore top 100 are engaging in a bit of hyperbole. If not than I'd love to draft against you....

Of course I can without questions see why many would be hesitant to draft said players, I can't see passing on these guys past the top 100 as Saltydog suggested.
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Re: Who don't you trust?

Postby NYMetsIn2k4 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:19 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:Personally, I've found it difficult to pull the trigger on drafting David Wright in two drafts. If it's all a matter of him changing his mechanics again, then I trust '09 was an anomaly. There's a sneaky aura of Jeff Francoeur circa 2008 in that David Wright's guns thread.


I agree with the poster above, Frenchy was never a superstar, he was just a free swinger with some talent. Wright is an absolute superstar who had 1 bad season and it was an anomally. I dont have Wright on any teams yet but as a baseball fan, im POSITIVE he will bounceback to atleast 20+ HR, if not continue to progress and hit 30+. Obviously, youre gonna view me as a 'homer' which i can understand but Wright is a standup ball player, he trains extra extra hard and really devotes himself to the game. Hes not a lazy like Andruw Jones, whos fallen off the map due to his laziness. Wright works too hard and hes too talented to not bounceback this season! BOOK IT!!!
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Re: Who don't you trust?

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:46 pm

Joe Mauer
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Brian McCann
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Re: Who don't you trust?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:15 pm

NYMetsIn2k4 wrote:
The Artful Dodger wrote:Personally, I've found it difficult to pull the trigger on drafting David Wright in two drafts. If it's all a matter of him changing his mechanics again, then I trust '09 was an anomaly. There's a sneaky aura of Jeff Francoeur circa 2008 in that David Wright's guns thread.


I agree with the poster above, Frenchy was never a superstar, he was just a free swinger with some talent. Wright is an absolute superstar who had 1 bad season and it was an anomally. I dont have Wright on any teams yet but as a baseball fan, im POSITIVE he will bounceback to atleast 20+ HR, if not continue to progress and hit 30+. Obviously, youre gonna view me as a 'homer' which i can understand but Wright is a standup ball player, he trains extra extra hard and really devotes himself to the game. Hes not a lazy like Andruw Jones, whos fallen off the map due to his laziness. Wright works too hard and hes too talented to not bounceback this season! BOOK IT!!!


I was being facetious with the Francoeur comment.

Again, like I said, if his weird 2009 was due to his concentration on hitting for line drives and that only (something that can be fixed), I'd be more confident in Wright bouncing back. However, he fared worse away from Citi Field, his BABIP was really quite high for a hitter that wasn't making great contact as frequently as hoped, and his K rate had shot up at the expense of his contact rate. Granted, the latter part may have been attributed to the lack of lineup protection (no Reyes, Delgado, or Beltran at one time or another), and I think he'll rebound too. Taking into account these factors, there has to be some doubt as to how much he'll rebound because it wasn't all necessarily a case of bad luck as to how and why he fell off the way he did from his usual production.
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Re: Who don't you trust?

Postby cordscords » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:42 pm

catchers, closers, hitters/starters who came out of nowhere, hitters with incredibly high k rates, starters with incredibly high walk rates, players nearing 40, players coming off surgery, pitchers moving from NL to AL, batters moving from a homer friendly park to a pitchers friendly park, and hitters going to a new team with an inferior lineup around them.

that about covers it.
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Re: Who don't you trust?

Postby smoovethug » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:56 pm

Jason Bay
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Aramis Ramirez
Chone Figgins
Javier Vazquez
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Re: Who don't you trust?

Postby Saltydog » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:19 pm

I supposed I could have made myself clearer in the original post. If Mark Reynolds somehow falls to Round 10, I'd take him.

Here's the link to the Cafe Top 100:
http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=401407
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Re: Who don't you trust?

Postby ayebatter » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:23 pm

Saltydog wrote:
Here's the link to the Cafe Top 100:
http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=401407


I believe those rankings belong to oddmanout, not the CAFE. ;-D


These are the CAFE rankings as of now.
http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/player_rankings.php
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Re: Who don't you trust?

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:55 am

Who don't you trust?


Some of the voices in my head.
The one that calls himself Larry seems honest enough though. :-?
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Re: Who don't you trust?

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:05 am

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