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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:06 am

...season.

Basically I am looking for the next VMART, Estrada...

I know Mauer is a sleeper as well as guys like Inge who are elgible but who else.
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Postby williesd » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:12 am

JD Closser ;-D
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Postby Rico The Retard » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:15 am

williesd wrote:JD Closser ;-D


exactly, i think he comes to everyones mind when you think sleeper catcher

ill give a really deep one though, Guillermo Quiroz if he gets some decent amount of PT
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:23 am

Miguel Olivio, I really think he'll have a good year. He has some power, he runs some, plus Seattle steals a lot.
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Postby Paco625 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:25 am

I'm going with John Buck, probably because I took him as my second catcher, but there is nothing wrong with wishful thinking :-D

with that said, I like Closser better because he is playing half is games in Colorado, however I would put Buck right behind him for breakout catchers this year
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:30 am

I figured Closser was on everyones list but I have to agree that Buck could be a nice sleeper
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:33 am

I don't think there will be a Vmart this year but I do think A.J. (especially where he's being drafted) will be a nice surprise. ;-D
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Postby Kingctb27 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:58 am

Closser gets my vote as well, but I agree with Amazin that A.J. should be pretty good also.
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Postby wrveres » Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:46 am

Two guys I like that seem to be going very late in drafts ..

AJ .. a career .294 hitter .. in a hitters park. whats not to like.

Inge .. the fact that he will be playing everyday, is a huge bonus, especially if he can hit for average.
Now while the risk is a littel greater than AJ,
A .280/18/70/70/8 is very do-able from Brandon this season and those would be decent numbers for any catcher. Plus if he is starting almost everyday, you won't have to roster a backup. ;-D
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:52 am

wrveres wrote:Two guys I like that seem to be going very late in drafts ..

AJ .. a career .294 hitter .. in a hitters park. whats not to like.

Inge .. the fact that he will be playing everyday, is a huge bonus, especially if he can hit for average.
Now while the risk is a littel greater than AJ,
A .280/18/70/70/8 is very do-able from Brandon this season and those would be decent numbers for any catcher. Plus if he is starting almost everyday, you won't have to roster a backup. ;-D


Wow, I'd say that's more wildly optimistic than very doable, wrveres. A lot of his improvement was a very fluky batting average jump and there was no improvement in his BB/K rate. The things I've seen have him batting 8th and followed in the order by Infante and Sanchez, so I just can't see 70 runs coming out of a 290-300 OBP and those hitters trying to knock him in. His steal percentage is about 50/50, and I can't see them letting him go something like 8-15 in SBs.

It's certainly not impossible, but I think a more reasonable point estimate for Inge is something like .260/12/50/60/4. While Inge might nail one or two of your projections, the entire combination of numbers you posted, I might peg at about a 10% chance.
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