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Postby SpecialFNK » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:38 pm

Kyle Blanks is another good one. going to be batting 4th after Gonzalez. has big time power even for that park in PETCO. im thinking 30+ HR
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Postby garf112 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:57 pm

if we are talking about pickups from DL moves early on:

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David Freese
Will Venable

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Brandon League
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Postby B-Chad » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:47 am

Here are my flyers in various leagues (two 12 team H2H, one 14 team roto, one 16 team roto):

John Bowker: Named opening day LF for the Giants. Completely reworked his approach in Triple-A last year. Given the uninspiring options to slot in the heart of the Giants order, he could find himself in a favorable run producing spot. Left-handed and playinig half his games in AT&T means his power potential probably falls in the 20-25 HR range instead of perhaps a smidge higher.

Gio Gonzalez: Named the 5th starter for Oakland. Tantalizing K-rate, great home ballpark, but erratic control allow him to be a roster and see candidate.

Colby Lewis: Awesome K:BB rate in NPB. May be a Quad-A type, might not be. Not expecting earth shattering numbers, but 140-160 K's in 200 IP seems plausible with decent ratios if he can keep the ball on the ground and out of the air in Arlington. Upside may be greater, but I'm tempering expectations.

Kyle Blanks: A cleanup hitter hitting behind an OBP machine like Adrian Gonzalez with legit 30 HR power for cheap? Absolutely sign me up.

Brandon League: David Aardsma :-P League was the prime piece returned for Brandon Morrow, and his GB rate and K-rate play well as a stopper. Should be next in line as soon as the wheels inevitably fall off the Aardsma bus.

Jason Motte: Not a huge fan, but think his k-rate is solid, and have zero faith in Franklin holding the closer gig until the ASB let alone the entire season.
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Postby AdvRider » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:27 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:Kyle Blanks is another good one. going to be batting 4th after Gonzalez. has big time power even for that park in PETCO. im thinking 30+ HR


Speaking of PETCO ... SP Chris Young is a guy to keep an eye on. 2006 -- 11-5 164 K in 179 IP 3.46 1.13

2007 -- 9-8 167 K in 173 IP 3.12 1.10

He's healthy and if he can stay out of the way of Pujols liners he can be a sneaky good sleeper.
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Re: I'm takin' an early flier on...

Postby sadlyajetsfan » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:32 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:Kyle Blanks is another good one. going to be batting 4th after Gonzalez. has big time power even for that park in PETCO. im thinking 30+ HR


I took fliers on him, Rasmus, and Ervin Santana in the draft. 2/3 are looking good so far just have to see how Santana does.
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Re: I'm takin' an early flier on...

Postby AcidRock23 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:45 pm

Ian Desmond ($1), Gio Gonzalez (WW, when Webb *finally* went on the DL...)
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