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Postby Mustangs989 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 6:48 pm

TeamRamRod wrote:BJ upton anyone? for a position that is extremely scarce in any 10 team or bigger league after the Big Dog SS's go...Him and Crosby are my 2 picks..

I don't think Upton is too much of a sleeper, like Morneau most people know about him. My short list is Foppert, Williams, Ankiel, Edwin J. and Kearns. I really like Registered Guest's list ;-D
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Postby Danimal » Sun Sep 05, 2004 7:46 pm

Interesting list. ;-D
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Re: NEXT years biggest sleeper....

Postby thehat » Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:30 pm

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WhosBabeRuth wrote:Who do ya think?

My vote goes for Justin Morneau. He has roughly 200 At bats this year and 16 home runs. Give him 600 At bats as he will start, and your on pace for 48 home runs. Now thats gonna be a sleeper.


Reminds me too much of Ensberg, small amount of at bats, huge potential. He was supposed to be this year "best sleeper 3bman", I dont think it turned out too well. He has potential but like any sleeper, its either go big or bust.


Morneau and Ensberg have nothing in common. I don't see how you can compare the two. Morneau is only 23, and has been tabbed as a future HR masher since he was signed. Ensberg is already 29, and was never regarded as having more than respectable power. You could be right on Morneau (doubt it), but Ensberg was simply a decent guy who got wildly overrated by lots of fantasy owners.
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Postby tlef316 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:39 pm

morneau will be way too hyped to be a sleeper next year

on the other hand, joe mauer will get not hype after his lousy, injury filled season. he'll be a good value pick late in drafts, especially if you can get him as your backup

i liked edwin jackson for this year, and i still think he has great potential. he'll be a late pickup or a WW acquisition in most standatd leagues

ill probably bite on the kearns hype again next year. !+)
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Postby GrimZeke007 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:40 pm

tlef316 wrote:morneau will be way too hyped to be a sleeper next year

on the other hand, joe mauer will get not hype after his lousy, injury filled season. he'll be a good value pick late in drafts, especially if you can get him as your backup

i liked edwin jackson for this year, and i still think he has great potential. he'll be a late pickup or a WW acquisition in most standatd leagues

ill probably bite on the kearns hype again next year. !+)


what round do you expect morneau to go?
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Postby tlef316 » Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:44 pm

GrimZeke007 wrote:
tlef316 wrote:morneau will be way too hyped to be a sleeper next year

on the other hand, joe mauer will get not hype after his lousy, injury filled season. he'll be a good value pick late in drafts, especially if you can get him as your backup

i liked edwin jackson for this year, and i still think he has great potential. he'll be a late pickup or a WW acquisition in most standatd leagues

ill probably bite on the kearns hype again next year. !+)


what round do you expect morneau to go?


hard to say off the top of my head. he'll go around where guys like tiexiera and reyes went this year if your league has competent owners. that will be a little too early for me.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Mon Sep 06, 2004 1:28 am

tlef316 wrote:
GrimZeke007 wrote:what round do you expect morneau to go?


hard to say off the top of my head. he'll go around where guys like tiexiera and reyes went this year if your league has competent owners. that will be a little too early for me.


Teix went in round 8 in my 14-team league, while Reyes fell all the way to me in round 22 (and then produced 22nd-round value :-C).

What with some of the 1b falling off this year (Giambi, Sweeney, etc) I'd bet Morneau probably lands somewhere in rounds 8-12.

Bad compare with Ensberg, a guy who kinda scuffled along through the minors and then broke from reality last year. Morneau has raked all the way through the minors - with power - and Minnesota's tendency to hold its guys back a little extra seems to have landed him ready to go in the bigs.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:34 am

yeah, morneau going aroud round 8 sounds about right. everybody knows about him, so not a sleeper.

i'm not drafting kearns nor josh phelps again. kearns cuz i can't stand his injuries anymore and phelps, well, is he even gonna play next year? he should go back to alaska! :-b

RG's list looks pretty good, i also like rios for next year, even though he has only one homer, he's been hitting for good avg.
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Postby j7 » Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:33 pm

yea, i like Rios too, especially if he develops some power...heres my sleepers (to compliment RG's list)

Kevin Mench
Laynce Nix
David Wright
Bernie Williams
Grant Balfour
Kevin Gregg
Ryan Madson
Todd Walker
Chase Utley
Joe Crede
Jay Gibbons
Jesse Crain
Jeff Francis
Jose Contreras
Rafael Betancourt
Chris Reitsma
Tony Armas Jr
John Patterson
Ben Hendrickson
Dennis Tankersley
Nate Robertson
Mike Maroth
Jose Lopez
Jorge Cantu
Aaron Boone
Calvin Pickering
Chris Capuano
Hideo Nomo
Ty Wigginton
Ben Broussard
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Postby stumpak » Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:58 pm

J7 has a good list. In my book, a sleeper should be someone that most people are not generally aware, not guys like Morneau and Upton who practically everyone who plays fantasy baseball think will be valuable players next year. For example, this year it would have been guys like Burnitz, Cordero, or Carpenter, who either were not on people's radar screen or where deemed to be damaged goods but have provided good value. It is finding guys who are undervalued, not pointing to top 20 prospects that everyone knows about.
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