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Re: Who will be this year's Bonafacio?

Postby mkultra » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:38 pm

Shawn Marcum, anyone?
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Re: Who will be this year's Bonafacio?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:43 pm

mkultra wrote:Shawn Marcum, anyone?


Marcum's only real big question mark has been his health. He was a great pitcher in 08.
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Re: Who will be this year's Bonafacio?

Postby thejusman1 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:50 pm

All these responses with veterans I don't get. Bonafacio was an UNKNOWN, that's why he flew off the shelves last year. The upside of an unknown entity, especially a young guy, is what makes him so hyped in fantasy circles. Polanco's grand slam today does NOTHING to change my mind about him.
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Re: Who will be this year's Bonafacio?

Postby thedude » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:04 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Chris Shelton was ten times the Bonifacio that Bonifacio ever was.


:-b :-b 2006...

I found this gem.
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[redacted] wrote:i traded francisco cordero for shelton 3 days ago


That's an example of someone trying to sell high and aiming far too low. ;) What did they think...that Shelton was suddenly going to become a .260 hitter with 20hr power? :D


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[redacted] wrote:300 avg with 35 homeruns is a good estimation for this year.


This would make him Sheffield, when in reality Shelton is more like Craig Wilson. 25 HR's and a .280 AVG at best, is what Shelton hits this season.


Shelton is already sitting on 9 HR. I think that he'll hit more than 16 the rest of the year.


He ended the year hitting .273 with 16 home runs total.

If I remember right I think I tired to buy shelton for something ridiculously high and the owner would not sell.
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Re: Who will be this year's Bonafacio?

Postby j24jags » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:06 pm

thejusman1 wrote:All these responses with veterans I don't get. Bonafacio was an UNKNOWN, that's why he flew off the shelves last year. The upside of an unknown entity, especially a young guy, is what makes him so hyped in fantasy circles. Polanco's grand slam today does NOTHING to change my mind about him.

Exactly, the fact that he was UNKNOWN makes it impossible to predict who the next UNKNOWN "phenom" will be. By "phenom" I mean player who happens to string together two to three good games to begin the season and thus shoots up the Yahoo rankings into the top 5. It is impossible to predict who it will be because the criteria includes being a relative UNKNOWN. This is a circular philosophical debate, so I will just stick to this mantra:
Ignore the UNKNOWN lucky phenoms and stick to the guys who you liked during your off-season research. B-)
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Re: Who will be this year's Bonafacio?

Postby thedude » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:28 pm

j24jags wrote:
thejusman1 wrote:All these responses with veterans I don't get. Bonafacio was an UNKNOWN, that's why he flew off the shelves last year. The upside of an unknown entity, especially a young guy, is what makes him so hyped in fantasy circles. Polanco's grand slam today does NOTHING to change my mind about him.

Exactly, the fact that he was UNKNOWN makes it impossible to predict who the next UNKNOWN "phenom" will be. By "phenom" I mean player who happens to string together two to three good games to begin the season and thus shoots up the Yahoo rankings into the top 5. It is impossible to predict who it will be because the criteria includes being a relative UNKNOWN. This is a circular philosophical debate, so I will just stick to this mantra:
Ignore the UNKNOWN lucky phenoms and stick to the guys who you liked during your off-season research. B-)


Sometimes it is known vets journey men who people think will suddenly breakout. In a time predating the cafe (or least my time here), 2002, Brian Daubach hit 7 homeruns in the first two weeks of the season and people were going crazy for him offering insane deals. At the time he was 30 years old and was entering his 4th year as a regular. People thought he had finally taken the next step as a player. He hadn't.
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Re: Who will be this year's Bonafacio?

Postby DaSh 1s » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:33 pm

fezzik wrote:Gaby Sanchez.

Though I hope he does well since I have him in a deep league. ;-D

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABY!

I actually think Garrett Jones is going to have a nice year, so I don't think he'll Bonifellatio...


He was absolutely horrendous in the field today. Horrendous..
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Re: Who will be this year's Bonafacio?

Postby kab21 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:49 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:
mkultra wrote:Shawn Marcum, anyone?


Marcum's only real big question mark has been his health. He was a great pitcher in 08.


No he wasn't. He had a 87-88mph FB and had an xFIP of 4.24 in his great season. There is not and never was anything great about Marcum.
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Re: Who will be this year's Bonafacio?

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:58 pm

when i think of someone who could be the next Bonifacio, im thinking that has to mean who will be the next surprise. a player who really wasnt expected to put up any significant numbers, and someone who really isnt expected to continue with significant numbers after their quick surprise in April.
maybe someone like Jose Batista? hes going to be batting leadoff for the Jays. had a strong spring and could continue that into the regular season. however, i really doubt he could continue any success IF he does get hot.
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Re: Who will be this year's Bonafacio?

Postby Maris09 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:04 pm

Maybe Gomez could be that guy.
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