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)
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.
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.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)
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