owhite wrote:ender, who are your top 3 biggest surprises this year? ADP do where you project at the end of 2012 season
I don't know that I can really say because I don't play in the same format as ADP so the results end up very different. People have been jumping on guys I thought were going to be sleepers like Choo, Hosmer, Greinke, Stanton, Cuddyer etc way earlier than I expected. Corey Hart is one I thought was going to be a sleeper but he went really early in both leagues as well, but he missed part of last year and got off to a slow start after he got back which hides just how much growth he had as a player last year, he also got his contact rate up and BB rate up which usually means he can sustain it.
Andre Ethier isn't getting enough respect but I always have too many OF by the time he goes to jump on him it seems. Probably just the drafts I've been in but so far people have been very aggressive with unproven players so I've ended up with more veteran style teams which is boring but can work. Josh Hamilton is going later than I expected as well. Aramis Ramirez and ARod have gone after all the other mid tier 3B and I like them just as much so I've been waiting an extra round or two and grabbing them.
Starlin Castro is a good deal where he is going, he will add power at some point and become a 15+ HR guy though probably not until 2013 and that is a bad lineup for this year too. Adam Jones is someone I'm spending the extra $1 or $2 on as well. His skills have sort of stagnated but he is 26 this year with experience and was supposed to be better than he has been, those are the kind of guys who suddenly break out a lot of the time.
This year for me at least the sleepers are a little bit deeper. Guys like Boesch, Bourjos, Fowler. There are a ton of 10ish HR, 25-30 SB type guys like that who are lasting very late in drafts and should give good value if you pick the right one
. John Mayberry is a nice one because he will play himself into a full time role by the time Howard gets back.