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Re: Guys to keep an eye on in 2012

Postby kab21 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:30 pm

Inukchuk wrote:I like Ben Revere and Brad Peacock quite a bit going into 2012...


As a Twins fan I think I will love/hate Revere. zero power and zero arm. Great defense and speed.

Doumit could be interesting to watch since he'll be playing a lot with catcher eligibility.

I find guys like Lawrie/Hosmer/Napoli/etc too obvious but I should start thinking about kind of list. My list would focus on guys that can breakout with 5th rd production available in rds 10-20. Kipnis, Ackley, Gardner (rebound?) and similar.

Beckham is on my DND list. He's a mess and he's been expanding the strike zone each season
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Re: Guys to keep an eye on in 2012

Postby Skin Blues » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:24 pm

I don't see the appeal of Ackley. No power, no speed, horrible lineup, horrible park. His upside is a good batting average and butkus in the other categories.
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Re: Guys to keep an eye on in 2012

Postby kab21 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:57 am

Skin Blues wrote:I don't see the appeal of Ackley. No power, no speed, horrible lineup, horrible park. His upside is a good batting average and butkus in the other categories.

He could quietly put up a .300+ avg, 15/15 line at 2B imo.
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Re: Guys to keep an eye on in 2012

Postby ayebatter » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:28 am

kab21 wrote:
Skin Blues wrote:I don't see the appeal of Ackley. No power, no speed, horrible lineup, horrible park. His upside is a good batting average and butkus in the other categories.

He could quietly put up a .300+ avg, 15/15 line at 2B imo.


More likely 8/8/.250 if he gets 550 at bats, maybe worth a $1 flyer in an auction. imo
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Re: Guys to keep an eye on in 2012

Postby kab21 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:46 am

ayebatter wrote:
kab21 wrote:
Skin Blues wrote:I don't see the appeal of Ackley. No power, no speed, horrible lineup, horrible park. His upside is a good batting average and butkus in the other categories.

He could quietly put up a .300+ avg, 15/15 line at 2B imo.


More likely 8/8/.250 if he gets 550 at bats, maybe worth a $1 flyer in an auction. imo


6/6, .273 in his rookie season (90 games) disagrees. Those K's will come down and the avg will go up. Getting to 15/15 is pretty reasonable imo.
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Re: Guys to keep an eye on in 2012

Postby ayebatter » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:49 am

kab21 wrote:
ayebatter wrote:
kab21 wrote:He could quietly put up a .300+ avg, 15/15 line at 2B imo.


More likely 8/8/.250 if he gets 550 at bats, maybe worth a $1 flyer in an auction. imo


6/6, .273 in his rookie season (90 games) disagrees. Those K's will come down and the avg will go up. Getting to 15/15 is pretty reasonable imo.



Ok, he's yours for a buck. ;-)
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Re: Guys to keep an eye on in 2012

Postby Inukchuk » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:56 am

kab21 wrote:
Inukchuk wrote:I like Ben Revere and Brad Peacock quite a bit going into 2012...


As a Twins fan I think I will love/hate Revere. zero power and zero arm.


Yeah, I agree he'll be a speed/AVG only asset in fantasy, but he could definitely put up Gardner type production at a 10 round discount...
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Re: Guys to keep an eye on in 2012

Postby aardvarks » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:41 am

Neato Torpedo wrote:Goldschmidt?!


absolutlely I want to see what this kid can do with 500 AB's

also interested to see what Kyle Blanks will do
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Re: Guys to keep an eye on in 2012

Postby kab21 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:13 am

Inukchuk wrote:
Yeah, I agree he'll be a speed/AVG only asset in fantasy, but he could definitely put up Gardner type production at a 10 round discount...


He might even be on my fantasy team for the same reason that JWeeks was for half a season. cheap SB's.

Agreed on Blanks and the same goes for Gamel since he'll likely be at 1B for the Brew Crew.
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Re: Guys to keep an eye on in 2012

Postby Element » Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:18 pm

kab21 wrote:
ayebatter wrote:
kab21 wrote:He could quietly put up a .300+ avg, 15/15 line at 2B imo.


More likely 8/8/.250 if he gets 550 at bats, maybe worth a $1 flyer in an auction. imo


6/6, .273 in his rookie season (90 games) disagrees. Those K's will come down and the avg will go up. Getting to 15/15 is pretty reasonable imo.


Agreed. He was also hitting in the 3-hole for the M's last season. 80+ RBI from your 2B spot along with kab's stat line above is pretty nice, IMO.
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