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Postby scr » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:42 am

My pick for 2007 AL ROY is a sleeper, Toronto Blue Jays OF Adam Lind.

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Re: Sleeper 2007 AL ROY

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:44 am

scr wrote:My pick for 2007 AL ROY is a sleeper, Toronto Blue Jays OF Adam Lind.

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I see your Adam Lind and raise you Ryan Braun RHP KC Royals.

I personally think, that if given the chance to close, Braun runs with it and keeps it for a long time.

Ryan Braun - Royals 26 RHP, was once thought as the closer of the future for the Royals but a knee injury stole most of his 2005 season away from him. In 2006, he gained what he lost and rebounded to have a great 2006 minor league campaign. He works consistently at 98 mph and has been known to hit 100. Braun isn't afraid to go after hitters with his late moving fastball, "terminator" (from Justin Huber) curveball, or his nasty slider. Despite his late season performance in the majors, I personally think that Braun, if inserted as the closer at the beginning of the year, will excel and be in any rookie of the year conversation for 2007. He reminds me a lot of Chris Ray.

All he really has to do it outshine journeyman Nelson and the inconsistent/young Burgos.
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Re: Sleeper 2007 AL ROY

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:02 am

scr wrote:My pick for 2007 AL ROY is a sleeper, Toronto Blue Jays OF Adam Lind.

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Lind is a nice pick. I'm not entirely sure of the role he'll play for the Blue Jays entering 2007. Will they sign somebody? Will they platoon him? I personally think he's more of a low ceiling/low risk type of player along the lines of a Jay Gibbons/Geof Jenkins/Trot Nixon type. I hope he stays away from the injury bug, unlike the guys mentioned, but he'll be productive.
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Postby bigken117 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:20 am

Between Daisuke, Delmon, and Alex Gordon if he gets 400 AB, there's going to be some tough competition for AL ROY in 2007.

Lind is a nice sleeper if he gets the playing time though.
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Postby Old_Style » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:24 am

Elijah Dukes is my sleeper, if he can find a spot in the lineup and not get suspended.
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Postby FalcoAtL » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:54 am

What about Matt Garza? Someone will have to fill the void in the rotation left by Liriano. Who better to do it than their next best prospect?
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Postby FalcoAtL » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:58 am

Josh Fields also could have a chance, but I'm not really sure at what position. There's been talk of him competing for the starting 3b job, but I just can't see that happening after Crede's offensive performance last year. If he doesn't win the 3b job, which is likely IMO, and if he does have an impact it will be in the OF.
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Postby scr » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:07 am

The quiet emergence of Lind as a potential everyday OF is the reason, I believe, that the Jays will trade Vernon Wells before opening day to fill some holes in their IF and SP. My gut says Lind starts FT next year in RF, with Rios moved to CF.
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Postby J35J » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:14 am

I'd be very suprised if it isn't Daisuke or Delmon.


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Postby Yoda » Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:31 am

It would be a three legged race assuming Delmon doesn't throw a bat at an ump: Gordon, Delmon, Matsuzaka... long shots: Adam Miller, Phil Hughes, Andrew Miller...
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