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Ranking the 2006 Rookies in a Keeper League

Postby GradysBaby13 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:54 am

Wow, 2006 sure has seen a ton of great rookies! My qustion is how would you rank these guys in a keeper league the next 3-5 years? I don't expect your list to be as long as mine but some input would be helpful!

1. Delmon Young, OF, TB
2. Fransisco Liriano, SP, MIN
3. Jonathon Papelbon, CL/SP, BOS
4. Justin Verlander, SP, DET
5.Matt Cain, SP, SF
6. Cole Hamels, SP, PHI
7. Nick Markakis, OF, BAL
8. Prince Fielder, 1B, MIL
9. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS
10. Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA
11. Lastings Milledge, OF, NYM
12. Jered Weaver, SP, LAA
13. Chris B. Young, OF, ARZ
14. Howie Kendrick, 1B/2B, LAA
15. Dan Uggla, 2B, FLA
16. Chad Billingsley, SP, LA
17. Scott Olsen, SP, FLA
18. Joel Zumaya, SP/RP, DET
19. Mike Jacobs, 1B, FLA
20. Ryan Garko, 1B/C, CLE
21. Ryan Shealy, 1B, KC
22. Stephen Drew, SS, ARZ
23. Jeremy Hermida, OF, FLA
24. Anibal Sanchez, SP, FLA
25. Andy Marte, 3B, CLE
26. Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX
27. Chris Duncan, OF, STL
28. Josh Johnson, SP, FLA
29. Takashi Saito, CL, LA
30. Kenji Jojima, C, SEA
31. Josh Willingham, OF, FLA
32. Andre Either, OF, LA
33. Jeremy Sowers, SP, CLE
34. Boof Bonser, SP, MIN
35. Matt Garza, SP, MIN
36. Tom Gorzelanny, SP, PIT
37. Carlos Quentin, OF, ARZ
38. Josh Barfield, 2B, SD
39. Craig Hasen, RP/SP, BOS
40. Russell Martin, C, LA
41. Chuck James, RP/SP, ATL
42. Tom Mastny, RP/CL, CLE
43. Jonathon Broxton, RP, LA
44. Cla Maredith, RP, SD
45. Anthony Reyes, SP, STL
46. Mike Pelfrey, SP, NYM
47. Fausto Carmona, SP/RP, CLE
48. Shin-Soo Choo, OF, CLE
49. Kevin Kouzman, 3B, CLE
50. Connor Jackson, OF, ARZ
51. Luke Scott, OF, HOU
52. Matt Kemp, OF, LA
53. Pat Neshek, RP, MIN
54. Adam Wainwright, RP, STL
55. Franklin Gutierrez, OF, CLE
56. Corey Hart, OF, MIL
57. Jonathon Sanchez, RP, SF
58. Mark Lowe, RP, SEA
59. Kelly Shoppach, C, CLE
60. Jon Maine, RP, NYM
61. Melky Cabrera, OF, NYY
62. Ronny Paulino, C, PIT
63. Clay Hansely, SP, SD
64. Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX
65. Bill Bray, RP, CIN
66. Taylor Tankersley, RP, FLA
67. Mike Napoli, C, LAA
68. Chris Coste, C, PHI
69. Joe Inglett, 2B, CLE
70. Ramon Ramirez, RP, COL
71. Chris Snelling, OF, SEA
72. Cody Ross, OF, CIN
73. Elizer Alfonzo, C, SF
74. Matt Capps, RP, PIT
75. Jose Capellen, RP, MIL

On another note, these teams look like they have very bright futures and could win a world series the next 3-5 years...

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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:50 am

Kevin Kouzmanoff
Snelling(if he can stay healthy)
Jonathan Sanchez
and Conor Jackson deserve more respect

and if Papelbon is going to the rotation, his value drops dramatically
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Postby 1337_Dude » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:24 am

I'd bump Cory Hart up quite a bit. He's been awesome since getting a starting spot.
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Postby dannahann » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:37 am

Excellent list ;-D In the top section the two who jump at me most are Milledge might be too high and Duncan too low.
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Postby San D » Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:19 pm

I think Delmon Young is #1, and I like where Hanley is, but I think Markakis, Prince, and Zimmerman should be higher. These guys will be high round choices over the next 3-5 years, while the pitchers will be picked just a little later due to inherent injury risk to pitchers.

Excellent list though! ;-D
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Postby superslugger616 » Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:53 pm

u gota move josh johnson up a little bit
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Postby Vitreous » Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:16 pm

Looking at players on the same team who will be competing for starting time...................
Garza will be better than Bonser and Quentin will outperform Young.
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Postby Niffoc4 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:35 am

totally agree on Garza over Bonser... though I don't know if either will be worth owning in mixed leagues next year, but I'm not sure about Quentin over Young. Quentin has done it for longer at a higher level, but a lot of people I respect are MUCH higher on Young. D-backs prospects in general scare me because of the hitter friendliness of ALL of their parks in the minor leagues...
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Postby Dr. StrangeGlove » Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:15 am

I might have missed him, but I didn't see Ryan Garko on the list if he qualifies. He has put up some nice numbers.
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Postby dicehound » Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:50 am

I think Sowers deserves a lot more love than you're giving him here. I think he's going to be a star.
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