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Postby thrash » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:33 pm

Michael Young

All of them seem like the standard...what are your guys thoughts on Carlos Guillen, can he repeat last year's numbers? Orlando Cabrera? All of the above are taken and its the late 7th rd in a 12 team sandbox fantasy point league.

Any guys I should be targetting?
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Postby chris8 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:39 pm

I think Cabrera will have a good year.
Guillen depends on his injury.

Other guys you might want to consider if available:

Jose Reyes (will play at SS this year, so will have eligibility soon)
Kaz Matsui (has SS eligibility from last year, and I think he will be much improved)
Khalid Greene (a better bet than Bobby Crosby IMO)

And a deep sleeper:

Bartlett of Minnesota

But if you want a SS now, I'd go Cabrera
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Postby jkpigskin » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:55 pm

if figgins has the eligibilty of SS then he is my choice... he is a super utility guy who will supply runs sb and a .300 avg
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Postby BCGrindrod » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:59 pm

Cabrera will bounce back. Worst case scenario; he won't hurt your team. Best case scenario, he'll get you full value and more.

I'm not sold on Guillen and Reyes/Matsui are not proven players yet. If you can't get Cabrera, go for Greene.
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Postby stoner420 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:03 pm

u basically hit the nail on the head... this year it seems like theres tejada, and unless u grab him round 1... all of the rest of the ss's seem to have the same numbers... my opinion... honestly wait and grab a cabrera type guy cuz hes not much worse than say jeter, and while your league mates are grabbing the supposid top tier ss's u can pick up other good players and wait for an equally good ss in the later rounds.
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Postby BGbootha » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:30 pm

As far as picking up someone real late, don't forget about eckstien hitting in that STL lineup.

1 David Eckstein
2 Larry Walker
3 Albert Pujols
4 Scott Rolen
5 Jim Edmonds
6 Reggie Sanders
7 Mark Grudzielanek
8 Yadier Molina

If they let him run and that little bugger can get on base, he can really help you out in 3 cats (AVG, SB, R) and you can pick him up real late. (19-20)!!!!!!

But hey don't tell everyone!!
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Postby cannonarm21 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:02 pm

I like Khalil Greene.
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Postby rlee » Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:04 pm

Reyes and Figgins both have SS eligibility in Yahoo now B-)
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Postby stumpak » Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:05 pm

Greene is the best call of any of these. He had a real nice second half.

I would call Matsui a sleeper too, simply because so many people are so sour on him after failing to even approach expectations for next year. .285 15/25 is not an unreasonable expectation for a guy who can be had for a song.
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Postby tazjoplin » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:22 pm

Be careful about O. Cabrera. Risky pick as he's mostly defense.

But, I've been reading that Jimmy Rollins is supposed to have a good year. Athlon is saying he'll be the best in the National League.
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