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Postby ny69mets86 » Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:39 pm

What do you see in the fantasy futures of:

Garrett Atkins
Xavier Nady
Wilson Betemit
Chris Burke
Brandon Phillips
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:09 pm

Hybrid will probably help you with this one.
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:17 pm

I'm no expert.......... but I don't see much from anybody on that list except Atkins. The others have already had a shot and been less than impressive, or are just plain not good prospects. Brandon Phillips has been pretty good this year but he's not getting many XBH's and is striking out way too often. It seems like he'll either strikeout or get a slap single. He's still young, but for a guy with almost a full year of MLB experience I expect more than that in the minors.........

Atkins is by far the best guy on that list, and should put up awesome numbers in Colorado.
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Postby ny69mets86 » Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:54 pm

Isn't Burke - who is hitting .325 with 12 HR and 26 steals at AAA - Kent's replacement for 2005?
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Postby Mustangs989 » Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:56 pm

Yes, although I don't expect anything big from him. .300 avg and 15-20 Hr and steals in his prime. Good for a 2B but nothing special.
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:59 pm

Damn I didn't know about thsoe SB's 8-o

He's 24 and hasn't done anything in the minors the past 3 years........ but I didn't know he was doing that well this year. Still, Atkins is the better and safer pick.
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Postby hybrid » Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:34 pm

Well first off just forget about Betemit, he has never lived up to his hype.

Burke to me will either be a nice player in the future or nothing at all. He doesn't have much upside there, I can see him developing into another player the Astros have ... Adam Everett.

Nady hasn't been given a real chance to show what he can do at the ML level, especially since the Padres traded for Giles. Which is to bad cause I actually like him. He has no problem hitting in Triple A this year so there really isn't much left for him down there. I thought he might be traded and then get a chance to play but the Padres seem to be doing what the Twins do with their prospects. Keep them waiting. Hopefully they get rid of Klesko and plat Nady soon, cause Klesko is a mess in LF. I like his potential to hit 25-30 hr's hit in the .280's.

Atkins obviously gets some fantasy attention off the bat since he will play in Coors. Been hammering the ball in Triple A this year and has more walks then strike outs. I'm not his biggest fan but at Coors he should be able to hit 30 hr's and hit around .300 in his prime.

Last but not least Phillips, who has been much better in Triple A this year. He is hitting .310 and despite what LBJackel said he is not striking out to much ;-) Through 101 games and 377 at bats he has walked 34 times and only k'd 43 times. He obviously won't have much power potential, but he could get double digits there. One thing that sort of kills him from having more fantasy value is his SB numbers. He only has 10 SB's this year and has been caught 10 times... not good at all

Overall I'd say :

1 - Atkins - gets this spot for his great BB/K ratio and the coors factor
2 - Nady - I think he just needs to be given a shot to start producing
3 - Phillips/Burke - Phillips has more potential then Burke, though Burke is playing better right now





4 - Betemit - like I said.... stay away
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Postby thetongueofire » Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:08 pm

nice hybrid. ;-D

im not a minors person but i think that Nady is the best talentwise out of the group. ;-D
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Postby shortsavage » Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:27 pm

How does one become a minors person :-B :-? ?
Mike Pelfrey > Matt Garza
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Postby thetongueofire » Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:29 pm

shortsavage wrote:How does one become a minors person :-B :-? ?


i dunno.... cos im not one. but i guess hybrid could give us a stepbystep guide on "how to become a minors person in 15 days". :-D
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