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Who were your sleepers before the draft that didn't pay off?

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Postby dannyolbb » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:26 am

I don't know that he was a sleeper, exactly, but Octavio Dotel hurt me something awful. Juan Cruz wasn't the pitcher I was hoping for, either.

But, like the poster above, this was a year in which I was mostly dead on in my predictions. People laughed at my pitching staff, saying that I couldn't possibly place - Pedro would get hurt, Dontrelle isn't very good to begin with, Reitsma was a stupid pick, etc. And my offense. Man, people made fun of my Barmes/Lugo combo in a 14 teamer.

It's been a good year.
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Postby Armed and Hammered » Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:14 pm

Corey Patterson killed me.
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Postby mkultra » Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:56 pm

Vaz, though it's hard to argue with his (yet again) pre-All-Star numbers

Why did people think Greinke was going to be so awesome? No support, and no one to mentor the sophomore Ace. His season had "tragic waste" written all over it, even in March.
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Postby DSpec » Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:23 pm


Tons more.
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Postby Secret Avatar » Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:33 pm

Sleepers I drafted that killed me:

Mike Adams

Sleepers that I drafted or picked up from the FA list that paid off nicely:

Chad Cordero
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Postby Havok1517 » Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:41 pm

Mota was a huge disappointment in that I kept him over Carpenter because I only had 1 other closer. Kyle Lohse, what an arm, but what a moron, Kahil, maybe if he could ever stay healthy, I also predicted that Werth would have a decent year, Crede would break out of his funk and produce, and that A. Nunez with a starting spot would be able to produce in KC, not so, not so.
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Postby George_Foreman » Tue Sep 06, 2005 9:13 pm

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Postby Tavish » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:51 pm

davidmarver wrote:
Pokey wrote:
davidmarver wrote:Tony Gwynn could return and go 0 for his next 1182 at bats and still be hitting .300

sorry to hijack, but, is that true?? 8-o

Yep...right now Tony is 3141 for 9288 in his career (.338). If Gwynn goes 0 for 1182, that makes him 3141 for 10470. That's exactly .300. Quite amazing, ain't it. 8-o

Just to poke a little fun at Tony, whom I respect immensely as a great hitter..

He could also come back and hit a HR in 353 consecutive ABs and have the same SLG% as Mark McGwire. ;-D
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Postby Fool42 » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:04 pm

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Postby looptid » Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:36 pm

LooseCannon wrote:hmm..


Mauer? Is it just a lack of fantasy stats? Because, just as a general indicator, I think only Varitek has a higer VORP among catchers.
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