I was wondering if everyone could pick 1 players from each position C, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, SS plus 3 OF, 4SP and 3 RP that they expect to bring back the biggest return whom would those players be and why? Using standard 5 x 5 scoring and expected auction price in any magazine you may have on hand. Below are my picks.
Not sure if I am allowed to name the magazine I am using so I wont...
C-Geovany Soto-$11-I think Soto will be even better in 2011 than he was in 2010 and might even flirt with his 2008 numbers if he stays healthy.
1st- Kendry Morales-$14- After that foot injury cost him nearly 2/3 of the season he is returning with a new found sense of self-control.
2nd-Aaron Hill-$9- Others took the stage away from Hill in Toronto last year. With the lights not shinning on him any longer he will be more relax and play within himself.
SS- Stephen Drew-$6- Call it a long shot but I think this is the year this kid puts it all together for us.
3rd- Ian Stewart-$7- I’m thinking greed here. With Tulo scoring such a big contract during the off-season how can a guy not be motivated to put it all together.
OF1-Jay Bruce- $15- Everyone is picking this guy to have a monster season. So am I
OF2- Nick OF2Markakis- $11- I know everyone is tired of waiting on this guys potential year after year but I think it will arrive this time around.
OF3-Carlos Quentin-$5- I’m looking at the Adam Dunn signing as a great tool for Quentin to once again focus.
SP1-Roy Oswalt-$10- Will have a fire in his eyes from day 1 and wont look back.
SP2- Matt Garza-$6- His original price tag may be a little higher since being traded but even with that it will be easy for him to out perform his value now that he pitches in the NL.
SP3-Javier Vazquez- $3- Home sweet home. Back in the NL all should be great…right?
SP4- A.J. Burnett- $1- I remember this guy in Florida and than in Toronto. His first season in strips was not a bad one either. I’d say he is more like those seasons than last season and take my chances on a big return. Unfortunately my league is full of Yankee fans so he will likely be over priced.
RP1- Jonathan Papelbon-$13- I think he is up to the challenges of Daniel Bard. With the new offence he will have ample opportunity to succeed.
RP2- John Axford- $4- Fielder is in a contract year. McGehee, Weeks, and Hart should all improve to a degree. Braun should be his usual self. I think this guy will have the chances to record those saves week after week.
RP3- Matt Thornton- $1- If he get the closer roll he will be a huge return. If not he will still have a good size return.
Im going to look at this list after the season is over to see what kind of return I gained if any. Feel free to put up your own list. Im curious what others have to say.