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Sleeper Pick: Viciedo, Mayberry, Bourjos, Tabata

Postby Strokin Shortstop » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:57 am

There are currently four free agent OFs that are intriguing to me as big-time sleepers. I am in a 10-team, mixed head-to-head league that is points-based (not 5x5). Our league site has the following points projected for them as well. I have room for 2 and am considering picking them up before the season and keeping them on my bench if need be. Which 2 would you suggest?

Viciedo, CHW (358 pts.- mostly from HRs)
Mayberry, PHI (344 pts.- mostly from HRs) - also eligible for 1B
Bourjos, LAA (368 pts.- mostly from SBs)
Tabata, PIT (414 pts.- mostly from SBs, 1Bs, & 2Bs)

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Re: Sleeper Pick: Viciedo, Mayberry, Bourjos, Tabata

Postby kvh_1fan » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:04 pm

Bourjos & Tabata have the clearest playing time ahead of them. Viciedo would be next. When everyone is healthy Mayberry goes to the bench or splits time in LF.

I'd go Tabata and take a chance on Viciedo probably.

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Re: Sleeper Pick: Viciedo, Mayberry, Bourjos, Tabata

Postby MadDog36 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:17 pm

Mayberry 1st Bourjos 2nd
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Re: Sleeper Pick: Viciedo, Mayberry, Bourjos, Tabata

Postby snash » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:26 pm

Mayberry can be sneaky good with 30+ HR power but can be sneaky bad warming up the Phillie's bench. Great option play, if you have room on your bench. I wouldn't count on him as a starting OF for now. He's struggling this spring, but it's spring training only.
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Re: Sleeper Pick: Viciedo, Mayberry, Bourjos, Tabata

Postby ArgyleNation » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:53 pm

Mayberry & Tabata out of those 4. Do u want to eventually play one at OF?
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Re: Sleeper Pick: Viciedo, Mayberry, Bourjos, Tabata

Postby MaudDib » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:46 pm

MadDog36 wrote:Mayberry 1st Bourjos 2nd

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Re: Sleeper Pick: Viciedo, Mayberry, Bourjos, Tabata

Postby mpieco » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:23 am

As a Phillies fan, I fully expect to see Mayberry get at least 450 ABs this year due to injuries and age. I don't see Howard getting on the field for a while, and they'll play musical chairs in the OF a lot this year between LF and RF. I think Mayberry, because of his performance last year, and his flexibility at all 3 positions will see a lion's share of the at-bats.

Secondly, I'd go between Bourjos and Tabata, as both supply the element of speed which you wouldn't be getting from Mayberry. I prefer Bourjos myself, but I wouldn't be shocked to see Tabata finally put the pieces together AND stay healthy.
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Re: Sleeper Pick: Viciedo, Mayberry, Bourjos, Tabata

Postby Wadderboiz » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:35 am

Mayberry is the trendy pick right now but I think eventually Dominic Brown cuts into his playing time.
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Re: Sleeper Pick: Viciedo, Mayberry, Bourjos, Tabata

Postby mpieco » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:39 am

Wadderboiz wrote:Mayberry is the trendy pick right now but I think eventually Dominic Brown cuts into his playing time.



I really wish it were true, but the Phils were a little surprised/disappointed with how poorly Brown played last year. I wouldn't be surprised to not see him at all in the majors until Spring of 2013.

Why do you think the Phils went out and picked up guys like Podsednik, Pierre, Wigginton, etc.?
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