SpecialFNK wrote:where does Middlebrooks get drafted next season?
in a 16 team league, would he be drafted in the 1st 5 rounds? that would make him a top 80 player?
I'm in a 16 team keeper league that keeps 5 and I'm interested in trading for Middlebrooks. but it would involve trading draft picks where I give up a better pick in next years draft.
I don't think he is a .300+ hitter, but what type of power are we talking about? he has 9 HR with Boston and he had 9 HR in the minors this season. that's a total of 18 HR in 64 games. in 2011 in the minors he had a total of 23 HR in 3 different levels in 116 games, with 18 HR in AA in 96 games.
does he have 25+ HR power full time for Boston? 20+? 30+?
Definite 25-plus HR power (with 100 RBI) with a full season in Beantown. Thirty-plus long term potential. And lots of doubles off the Monster. The average will come down unless he starts walking more.
Not sure he's a top-80 overall guy just yet, but the potential is there. Again, hitting in the middle of a stacked BoSox lineup will only help, and for the most part cover any deficiencies (like BA).