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Players that have surprised you the most?

Postby figurski24 » Fri May 27, 2011 1:01 pm

I am just curious on what everyone believes are the most surprising players this year so far.
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Re: Players that have surprised you the most?

Postby lastingsgriller » Fri May 27, 2011 1:07 pm

strange to say, but, Jose Bautista. I am surprised to see that last year was not a fluke or even just a career year. he is just 50 hr's good.
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Re: Players that have surprised you the most?

Postby rjforlife » Fri May 27, 2011 1:11 pm

Anibal Sanchez- He has had some crappy starts but also has 4 games of 7 IP or more with no earned runs and 8+ K's. Didn't see that coming


Dunn- He's getting worse. I didn't think it was possible, but he is the worst.

Pujols- Inconsistency from the most consistent athlete of all-time to start a career.

Francouer- Gordon has tailed off somewhat, but Francouer is still going. When will he stop? Never?

Jaime Garcia- I simply did not believe in his talent. I stand corrected.


These are all asides from the boring/obvious suprising awesome starts:

Joyce
Shields
Berkman
Lohse
Ogando
Pineda
Asdrubal
Goldy is King.
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Re: Players that have surprised you the most?

Postby jcook3127 » Fri May 27, 2011 2:46 pm

Nick Swisher and Jason Bay struggling SO MUCH is definitely not something I expected

I realize Swisher isn't much more than a .250 hitter, but where did the power go in that lineup, in that ball park...pretty ridiculous a third of the way through the season and he has 2 home runs.

Bay is maybe a little less surprising, he's always got an injury these days, he's getting older, he's slowing down..but I still pegged him for a nice bounce back

Right now both of these guys have been dropped and I added them to the back end of my roster just in case they turn it around...10 days into the experiment, and I already wanna send them back to the WW
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Re: Players that have surprised you the most?

Postby thejusman1 » Fri May 27, 2011 2:57 pm

The fact that Pujols AND Hanley, who were drafted in most leagues #1 and #2, both sucking so far has really surprised me.
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Re: Players that have surprised you the most?

Postby cs3 » Sat May 28, 2011 1:06 am

Dunn is my biggest surprise. I didnt think he would be anywhere near this awful.
He is just team killing terrible, and id be screwed in one league where he was my 2nd pick (after our 3 keepers) if hadn't landed Hosmer.

Starlin is surprising me too. the kid can flat out hit. just when he starts to struggle and you think the rides over he comes out with a 4 hit day followed by a 3 hit day. scoring lots of runs and even chipping in a decent amount of rbi is just icing on the cake.

Ryan Braun is a guy that has shocked me. I was one of the people bashing him preseason, believing his power trend was an ominous sign and thinking his days of 35hr/ 20sb' were long gone. I expected him to be a .300 hitter who hit 20-25 hr and stole maybe 8-10 bags.
Apparently he disagreed.... and decided to post most of those stats in just 2 months.
I am now a believer.

guys who have NOT surprised me.
Both Ellsbury and Granderson.
i reached for both of theses guys on both my teams (actually got outreached for Grandy in one and had to trade to get him), and they have both been great, but not anything that i didn't honestly believe they were capable of going into the season.
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Re: Players that have surprised you the most?

Postby jpbusta » Sat May 28, 2011 9:38 am

Berkman. :-L
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Re: Players that have surprised you the most?

Postby Ursa » Sat May 28, 2011 12:39 pm

rjforlife wrote:Pujols- Inconsistency from the most consistent athlete of all-time to start a career.

This. For the first time ever, I got a pick higher than #4. #1 no less. Obvious choice to take Albert. It's not like he's awful or anything, he's not, but below his previous levels? Hell yeah, and then some.

Still, we're only a third of the way through so there's lots of time for him to heat up.
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Re: Players that have surprised you the most?

Postby RedHopeful » Sat May 28, 2011 1:09 pm

Alex Avila - coming into the year in my 20 team dynasty league, he was my only catcher. Expected some bounce back, but not this solid of a start. ;-D
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Re: Players that have surprised you the most?

Postby coyotedelmar » Sat May 28, 2011 2:53 pm

No mention of a major obvious? Ryan Roberts never thought he'd be anything decent, hell didn't even think (once he got hot) it'd last this long.
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