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Postby jpbusta » Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:11 pm

I was reading sports illustrated the other day and I read an article on him. I realized that he's the 1st round, 1st pick by the twins. Is he projected to put up some good numbers this season? I can pick him up off the waivers and stash him in my DL when big tex comes off of it. What are everyone's opinions on him?
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Postby trac02 » Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:17 pm

He'll be one of the great ones so long as that knee injury doesn't cause any trouble along the line. He is a high average, patient hitter that hasn't shown much power but could develop it over time. For this year think .290-.300, 8HR, 60-70 RBI. You could do worse at catcher.
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Postby Z-Dog » Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:28 pm

Agree with Trac on that. If you have a DL slot, Mauer is worth picking up. His OBP will be very strong, and the Twinnies are putting up a fair number of runs.
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Postby slomo007 » Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:37 pm

My catcher situation is terrible...I drafted Phillips but recently gave up on him. My plan was to pick up either Mauer or LeCroy when they come back from injury. I realize LeCroy has more power, and Mauer hits for a better average....but which one would you rather have in a 5x5 roto? LeCroy will probably play more games, while Mauer has much more upside...any thoughts?
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:32 pm

If it's a redraft league I'd take LeCroy, in a keeper I'd take Mauer.
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Postby Zito is God » Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:51 pm

He'd be great in keeper, anywhere else....nah
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Postby Joe Mauer » Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:58 pm

Keeper league go with Joe......but I like both short term.

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Postby LBJackal » Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:21 pm

I agree with Amazinz and Zito is God: In a keeper, yes, in a redraft, no way.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:24 pm

Ill agree, if its a redraft Lecroy all the way. I cant believe the Twins took Mauer over Mark Prior, but oh well, worked out for the cubs ;-D
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Postby Gardne » Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:20 pm

CubsFan7724 wrote:Ill agree, if its a redraft Lecroy all the way. I cant believe the Twins took Mauer over Mark Prior, but oh well, worked out for the cubs ;-D


Its cause gardenhire is an idiot and he's basically done nothing for the Twins except get Shannon stewart. Oh and I went to school with his daughter and she's a whore and probably thought maur was cute, so she told daddy to get him. I hate Gardenhire, with Prior we woulda been World series Champs ;)
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