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Are any of these SP prospects better than Paxton?

Postby whoson1st0 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:24 am

Hey everyone,

Looking for some advice for our farm team draft on Saturday, I have the 3rd pick. We get 1 MiL batter and 1 MiL pitcher. I already have Wil Myers from last year so I'm keeping him in lieu of one of my picks. My pitcher is James Paxton and I have to decide to keep him or release him and pick someone new. I have to make my decision on whether to keep/drop him BEFORE the draft starts, so I can't just wait to see who is available to me at #3.

The guy we pick cannot be on a team's 40-man roster, and obviously cannot be owned by another team already. Here are a few of the pitchers that would fit this criteria that I could pick up to replace Paxton (assuming they aren't picked before me) -

Jose Fernandez (MIA)
Matt Barnes (BOS)
Aaron Sanchez (TOR)
Noah Syndergaard (NYM)
Kyle Zimmer (KC)

Are any of these guys worth dropping Paxton for?

Thanks in advance for the advice!
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Re: Are any of these SP prospects better than Paxton?

Postby Havok1517 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:44 pm

whoson1st0 wrote:Hey everyone,

Looking for some advice for our farm team draft on Saturday, I have the 3rd pick. We get 1 MiL batter and 1 MiL pitcher. I already have Wil Myers from last year so I'm keeping him in lieu of one of my picks. My pitcher is James Paxton and I have to decide to keep him or release him and pick someone new. I have to make my decision on whether to keep/drop him BEFORE the draft starts, so I can't just wait to see who is available to me at #3.

The guy we pick cannot be on a team's 40-man roster, and obviously cannot be owned by another team already. Here are a few of the pitchers that would fit this criteria that I could pick up to replace Paxton (assuming they aren't picked before me) -

Jose Fernandez (MIA)
Matt Barnes (BOS)
Aaron Sanchez (TOR)
Noah Syndergaard (NYM)
Kyle Zimmer (KC)

Are any of these guys worth dropping Paxton for?

Thanks in advance for the advice!


I would for sure rather have Fernandez over Paxton and probably Barnes and Zimmer over Paxton due to the possibility of him being a reliever long-term though I still think he can start. Still, those 3 I think have more present value than Paxton.
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Re: Are any of these SP prospects better than Paxton?

Postby jeffmerk » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:27 pm

For the long term, I've got them all ahead of Paxton.
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Re: Are any of these SP prospects better than Paxton?

Postby BDevil » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:50 am

Paxton is not the prospect he once was. Maurer has already replaced him as part of the big 3.
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Re: Are any of these SP prospects better than Paxton?

Postby jeffmerk » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:56 pm

BDevil wrote:Paxton is not the prospect he once was. Maurer has already replaced him as part of the big 3.

I wouldn't put Maurer ahead of Paxton just yet and Victor Sanchez is close behind both of them.
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Re: Are any of these SP prospects better than Paxton?

Postby whoson1st0 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:37 am

I ended up getting Jose Fernandez so I'm happy!
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Re: Are any of these SP prospects better than Paxton?

Postby jeffmerk » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:09 pm

Well done.
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Re: Are any of these SP prospects better than Paxton?

Postby kab21 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:04 pm

jeffmerk wrote:
BDevil wrote:Paxton is not the prospect he once was. Maurer has already replaced him as part of the big 3.

I wouldn't put Maurer ahead of Paxton just yet and Victor Sanchez is close behind both of them.


not in fantasy (or in most real life rankings). Maurer could be an average starter if things work out. that's not what looking for in fantasy. Paxton has more upside and downside but I go for home runs with fantasy prospects.

I really like Fernandez so that's an awesome pick.
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