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2012 3B Sleepers

Postby WebHamster » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:24 am

The third base position provides a few elite blue-chippers at the top, some rebound candidates a little later, and plenty of potential sleepers in 2012. Our goal, as we have in the last few weeks, is to identify some of the better sleeper candidates at the position.
Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays. Some people probably cast [...]

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Re: 2012 3B Sleepers

Postby MaudDib » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:08 am

Kind of surprised Moustakas isn't on this list. He finished the season on a tear and a decent chance to carry that in to this year.
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Re: 2012 3B Sleepers

Postby MasterX1918 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:31 am

i'm liking me some Ian Stewart
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Re: 2012 3B Sleepers

Postby reiser » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:40 pm

I don't even see Casey Blake being drafted, and he's starting in Colorado.
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Re: 2012 3B Sleepers

Postby Tavish » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:12 pm

MaudDib wrote:Kind of surprised Moustakas isn't on this list. He finished the season on a tear and a decent chance to carry that in to this year.

As with pretty much all Royals players, the stadium is a killer for pure fantasy numbers. If Moose can start off on a tear and jump in the lineup behind either Butler or Hosmer he could see some good RBI numbers.
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Re: 2012 3B Sleepers

Postby Element » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:46 pm

I'm not a big Freese fan, but the rest are intriguing targets to me. To take a late round flyer on Morel or Gamel seems like something that I would find myself doing if I have a good amount of bench space. At the very least, Gamel could turn into a Russell Branyan type player if his K% success can carry over.
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Re: 2012 3B Sleepers

Postby daullaz » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:51 pm

MaudDib wrote:Kind of surprised Moustakas isn't on this list. He finished the season on a tear and a decent chance to carry that in to this year.


Moose is a classic Next Big Thing overpay this year. I see some people taking him in the top 10 at the position by the time all's said and done. Won't be much of a "sleeper" by March.
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Re: 2012 3B Sleepers

Postby Tavish » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:12 am

daullaz wrote:
MaudDib wrote:Kind of surprised Moustakas isn't on this list. He finished the season on a tear and a decent chance to carry that in to this year.


Moose is a classic Next Big Thing overpay this year. I see some people taking him in the top 10 at the position by the time all's said and done. Won't be much of a "sleeper" by March.

Wow, I don't think I've seen him go more than 14th highest 3B and that usually falls 100 or so picks after the 10th best when someone is looking for a filler CI player.
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Re: 2012 3B Sleepers

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:52 am

Mat Gamel, Brewers. The two Princes of the NL Central have fled for the American League, and for the Brewers, that could mean a regular gig for Mat Gamel. He hasn’t impressed in previous chances, but the former top prospect certainly had an explosive 2011 season in the PCL, hitting .310 with 28 HRs in 493 at-bats. He’s rightly drawn the Quad-A label, but this may be the year he shakes it if the team commits to him at 1B for the long haul. He should be eligible at third in your league, and if so, he possesses upside that’s very hard to find at the position. One has to think that with enough ABs, Gamel could deliver at least the value of Mark Reynolds (with a higher average and a few less HRs). That’s certainly nothing to scoff at at the end of a draft.


He won't be 3b eligible at the moment (or shouldn't be).
2011: 3 games started at 3b
2010: 1 game started

He appeared in 20 games at 3b in the minors, but that doesn't usually count.
5 starts is the norm I think.
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Re: 2012 3B Sleepers

Postby biffy44 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:31 am

In a Roto Keeper Auction
I took a $3 Chase Headley. I'm fine with that, especially with most of the good ones kept. Would be even sweeter if he gets traded.
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