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What is your take on later round Middle infielders?

Postby Gmunu » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:41 am

If I don't fill my M. I. positions early in our draft what do you think about Espinosa, Kipnis, J. Weeks, Barney, and Cuddyer as 2nd basemen? How about Cozart, Peralta, Hardy, Gordon, and Desmond at short? Can I compete with my 2 starting middle infielders as later round (late teens to early 20s) picks? Are there any other sleepers you guys can suggest? thanks
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Re: What is your take on later round Middle infielders?

Postby Element » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:57 am

I usually find myself picking from these very groups of players. It's really dependent upon the league settings as to which way I go & where my strengths are by the time I get around to picking from these guys. I have found myself drafting Gordon in most leagues. It's not just the Dodger homer in me. I just feel like you're getting Michael Bourn like production from your SS. So generally I would attempt to construct my roster with a ton of power in anticipation of adding Dee's 40-60 steals. I think that he's going to hit for avg and that he should score a fair amount of runs.

I have another league where we use OPS and SLG on top of the normal categories. This makes sluggers extremely valuable. I would target Peralta or Hardy in leagues like this. Espinosa and Cuddyer also make sense at 2B. Though normally at 2B my latter round target is often Kelly Johnson. I think that he plays in most any format.
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Re: What is your take on later round Middle infielders?

Postby smoovethug » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:36 am

Unless I can get Tulo or Hanley I'll most likely be waiting on SS this year, same with 2B. Kipnis, Cuddyer, J. Weeks, KJ, Hill, Altuve are some guys I like at 2b. Aybar, Cozart, C Pennington, Aviles, Lowrie at ss.
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Re: What is your take on later round Middle infielders?

Postby Padres Fan » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:34 am

depends on scoring set up, if its a OPS league then might get a slugging MI if not I like J.Weeks and Gordon alot


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Re: What is your take on later round Middle infielders?

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:34 am

Those guys are probably going to be my MI this year in most of my leagues, and I will be real happy with Cuddyer at 2nd and Hardy at SS.
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Re: What is your take on later round Middle infielders?

Postby Goatrider » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:56 pm

Cuddy at 2B and Dee at SS is pretty sweet late round pop and speed. More faith in Cuddyer keeping the power over a Hardy pick at SS.
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Re: What is your take on later round Middle infielders?

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:58 pm

I'd get Hardy or Gordon at SS and Kipnis at 2b for balance.
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Re: What is your take on later round Middle infielders?

Postby Broncmet724 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:25 pm

Kipnis and Cozart imo
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Re: What is your take on later round Middle infielders?

Postby Gmunu » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:13 pm

Thanks guys! It is reassuring to see others think the same way. I have a very good idea what I am doing in Fantasy Football but I never feel comfortable with my approach in Fantasy Baseball. I guess it is the multi-category thing that gets me or else the sheer number of players active on the team on any given day. I don't find myself posting anything other than questions on this site because I don't feel that I can give informed opinions.
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