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Postby Purple Haze » Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:10 pm

Grady Sizemore and Alexis Rios....

Chris Burke...shhhhhhhhhhh :-X
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Postby tiger spit » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:28 pm

the only guy i see having a chance to make a similar cabrera type of impact is andy marte. he has shown great power number in a very limited number of at bats last season..(slowed by foot injury)..
he's been talked as having a ETA of mid-2005 so be on the look out for him.
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:36 pm

Purple Haze wrote:Chris Burke...shhhhhhhhhhh :-X


I think the cat might be out of the bag on this one by now...

Of this year's class of SPs I really like Kazmir and Floyd. I have a feeling Haren might be taken higher than his value because of the attention given to the A's rotation.
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Postby tiger spit » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:38 pm

out of the 3 young OAK prospects , i'd take meyer and blanton before him..
haren looks to be a 4th or 5th rotation guy.. blanton a mid guy and meyer has #2 potential..
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Postby red » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:45 pm

I think Garrett Atkins is better than people give him credit for. I can almost certainly guarantee he will have a better year than McPherson, McPherson swings and misses a lot-- a ton of K's while Atkins really controls the strike zone. Both are in hitters parks, but Atkins park is Coors...
I think he's the special one to come out with a Cabrera-like debut. Perhaps more ballpark than Cabrera; but I could see a very good year.
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Postby tiger spit » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:55 pm

i dont know if atkins will have a cabrera type of breakthrough. he isnt the same sort odf hitter..
i do agree though that atkins is very very underrated. noone seems to be giving him any credit for hitting above 350 last season. everyone has refered to him as a stopgap for ian stewart. thing is stewarts hype is allowing atkins to slumber hard..
i think he'll have a good mlb career. i just dont think it will be at 3b. he moved to 3b recently and dosnt have the best glove in the world. i can see him move to the AL around the time stewart comes up (sept 06') and make a career as a 1b/3b/OF/DH with an above avg. bat..
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Postby brandnew » Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:38 pm

Dan Meyer > Jose Capellan.

Meyer's going to be ROY... watch out for him.
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Postby San D » Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:18 pm

For hitters, I think the safest play is Jeremy Reed. He's a polished hitter with a great K/BB ratio. Dallas McPherson and Nick Swisher have huge upsides, but could fizzle as well. McPherson has the highest upside, but also has the highest chance of not being able of make contact and being a hurtful fantasy contributor.

For pitchers, Kazmir and Capellan are nice talents who should get good K's, but I think they'll walk their fair share and have high 4.00 ERA's. I like Gavin Floyd, but don't like his home park for him. I think Blanton will be solid as he has good control and is pitching in a pitcher's park. The other 3 I mentioned have much higher upsides though.

The people I mentioned were called up in August and later.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:51 pm

Macpherson
Burke
Barmes
Kazmir

those are my 4 personal favs
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Postby Purple Haze » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:01 pm

brandnew wrote:Dan Meyer > Jose Capellan.

Meyer's going to be ROY... watch out for him.


Gonna have to break the rotation first..I don't think he is a lock :-?
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