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Re: 2013 Discussion

Postby j24jags » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:03 pm

Had been deciding between Cahill & Ogando in Round 19...
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Re: 2013 Discussion

Postby zepfan » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:14 am

changed my pick. thanks guys. ;-D
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Re: 2013 Discussion

Postby Fade2White12 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:02 pm

Considering our drafts have gone almost until Opening Day each of the last few years, it's nice to see us likely finishing with some actual time to spare. Great job on the pace everyone. ;-D

Although we're in the home stretch, don't forget that with our keeper escalation, all 14 teams have picks in Rounds 23-26. Those rounds may be the toughest to grind out, so don't forget to PM or check in regularly to keep up our pace.
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Re: 2013 Discussion

Postby RedHopeful » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:57 am

Fade2White12 wrote:Considering our drafts have gone almost until Opening Day each of the last few years, it's nice to see us likely finishing with some actual time to spare. Great job on the pace everyone. ;-D

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Re: 2013 Discussion

Postby j24jags » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:42 pm

Really like the Hicks pick there
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Re: 2013 Discussion

Postby Ender » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:00 pm

j24jags wrote:Really like the Hicks pick there


Don't see much difference between Eaton and Hicks except Hicks might have to wait a month to start and has more power upside imo.
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Re: 2013 Discussion

Postby Fade2White12 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:00 pm

I don't think Eaton is a good comparison given his ability to hit for average.

Although I have serious doubts about Hicks getting enough hits to keep out of the strong side of a platoon this season, he probably has a higher ceiling. I see Hicks more as somewhat of a Carlos Gomez-light.
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Re: 2013 Discussion

Postby ayebatter » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:06 pm

Fade2White12 wrote:

I see Hicks more as somewhat of a Carlos Gomez-light.


So Lorenzo Cain ;-)
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Re: 2013 Discussion

Postby Ender » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:17 pm

I think Gomez is a pretty bad comp, Hicks has an advanced approach at the plate. While he does strike out a bit much he also carried an elite OBP. Gomez is more of a swing at everything type of player. I mostly picked Eaton just because they are both completely unknown and had speed though. Looking over last years leader boards going deep into the peripherals the player I see that was most like Hicks was probably Shin-Soo Choo. That is what I'd expect him to grow into in the next couple years only with more speed. As a rookie you obviously never know what you are gonna get which is why he is a bench guy :).
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Re: 2013 Discussion

Postby Fade2White12 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:53 pm

ayebatter wrote:So Lorenzo Cain ;-)


!+)

No! Carlos Gomez is Lorenzo Cain-light. There is a difference.

Ender wrote:I think Gomez is a pretty bad comp, Hicks has an advanced approach at the plate. While he does strike out a bit much he also carried an elite OBP. Gomez is more of a swing at everything type of player. I mostly picked Eaton just because they are both completely unknown and had speed though. Looking over last years leader boards going deep into the peripherals the player I see that was most like Hicks was probably Shin-Soo Choo. That is what I'd expect him to grow into in the next couple years only with more speed. As a rookie you obviously never know what you are gonna get which is why he is a bench guy :).


I didn't mean those two as a career comparisons, but more in regards to the type of fantasy statistics one could expect this season - low BA and middling power, but also nice speed.

But if we're talking actual hitter comps, Choo is not a bad one, except I still don't see Hicks as ever developing the hit-tool that Choo has. Honestly, I think Hicks will end up with a career BA around .265 in MLB. But I still like Hicks a lot as a prospect, and while we're talking about former Indians, I truly think the best future comp for him is Grady Sizemore. Albeit with a bit less power (and hopefully more durability), I see them with very similar skill sets.
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