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Postby longbombers1 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:18 am

i would also add Richie Sexson to the list, a while back i saw a post about how nasty that shoulder injury he had can be, so with the supposed severity of it, he is certainly on the list.
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Postby WittyC » Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:28 am

I've been scrutinizing my 1B listings lately, so here are some good names to throw out there...

The Big Hurt

Thomas is Util only, which sucks, but if he stays healthy and the revamped lineup performs okay, he could have a big year.
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Postby Hawaiian Krush » Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:31 am

Jose Reyes

Not from the standpoint that you use a first or second round pick on him, but rather plopping down an 8th or 9th round pick and get absolutely NO production if he has leg problems, or you could have the league leader in steals.
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Postby wkelly91 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:10 am

A few over-hyped, artifitially inflated pitchers:


D.Wright and Morneau will be drafted too high....unless it's keeper leagues. Every year there are several rookies hyped beyond their actual value.

Remember...Joe Thurston and Brandon Phillips? :-?
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Postby flbtank » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:30 am

Don't forget Jose Ortiz ROY hyped 2B from OAK a few years back...I tanked 2B for him in the last round. Worked out real well.

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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:42 am

It has got to be RJ. He'll cost you a 1st round pick and if he pitches like last year, he will be the fantasy MVP. Problem is that he is a 41 year old with a bad knee.
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Postby meataxe » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:01 am

Any pitcher drafted in the first two rounds. Not only are you disadvantaged offensively because you miss out on some serious offensive firepower, but also you miss out on statlines which are almost impossible to replace.

Beltre as well
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Postby illmatic » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:40 am

Lance Berkman
Magglio Ordonez
Carl Pavano
Richie Sexson
J.D. Drew
Adrian Beltre
John Smoltz

I don't really consider RJ a risk, he's a stud. If you think he's a risk, then you have to include Pedro and Schilling along with him.
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:54 am

pmacxx2 wrote:luis gonzalez? unless that's a joke he is D.O.N.E.

Anyone that is suckered into J.D. Drew should be ashamed. I'd be shocked if he plays 100 games.

This is why guys like Gonzalez and Drew are such steals on draft day :-D

Healthy, they're your #1 outfielder - and Gonzalez is 100% in terms of hitting, from everything I've seen, and is in a much improved lineup. So why not take a chance with him as your #3? As for Drew, yeah health is a concern but he's gonna be a steal too, I mean Dodger Stadium wasn't much worse than Turner Field last year, and now they've added 8,000 seats on the field - mark Drew down as a sleeper as well.

I guess those 2 will be my high risk/high reward guys although I don't see the risk with Gonzo.

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Postby The Kavorka » Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:13 am

Jose Reyes
Jason Giambi
Magglio Ordonez
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