shortsavage wrote:Cliff Lee should recognize his ace potential within the next few seasons. I would feel fine going into the 2005 season with him as my #3 stater. Putting him on your players not to draft list probably isn't the wisest move, especially given that his poor second half really drove down his value.
I thought I was higher than most on Lee but I don"t see him being much more than a spot starter this year on my fantasy roster or maybe a fifth starter
Lee led the Indians in wins and strikeouts last season. On top of that he was a heralded prospect as he ascended through the minors -- his k/9 was 10.02 in four minor league seasons -- and he is only turing 27 next season. At his age, with his tools and experience, he is due to tear apart his competition this season, probably earning the role of Cleveland's top arm.
Unless you are in an 8-team league, Lee should be drafted in someone's permanent rotation. Your evaluation of his talent shows why Lee is going to be such a good sleeper this season. The casual fan doesn't recognize his potential.