In a 10 team league would you consider using picks on these "high" potential guys or instead opting for "safer" more established players?
In my league there's really only two of us who are aware of the Jackson's, Greinke's, etc. so if I don't draft them there's a very good chance I can wait them out until I know they have solid spots in rotations then pick them up off the wire.
Last year for example I was the only one who took a flier on minor league guys, Tex and Victor Martinez, then got burned by Martinez. I know, martinez was my fault for not recognizing he was still a bit away but everything I had read had him as a good sleeper for last year. My problem seems to be drafting these young guys the year BEFORE they break out.
I have no qualms about drafting a Jackson, Soriano, etc. but I want to be sure that a) they have a solid spot on the big team and b)I don't get burned selecting them over a more established guy who already has a roster spot.
League's also a keeper league but we only protect 5 so unless one of them broke out into an MVP-type player, they wouldn't be on my protected list.
Thanks for the feedback guys