HOOTIE wrote:Weeks isn't 2nd year, but probably my top choice. Had incredible last 2 months. If he doesn't get hurt, watch out.
Buchholz is a good arm, who will get 200 innings.
Adam Jones could surprise in a non pressure place like Baltimore.
Pence, D Young, C Young, all should improve.
I agree that Pence, Young, Young, and Weeks all should have good years this year. I'm targeting all of them in my drafts, with Weeks as a "sleeper" at 2B and the rest as #3 OF type guys.
Questioning a little bit you're projections of Buchholz and Jones....
Although Jones is going to get the starting gig this year, and should do better than his <.250 year last year (over only 65AB), I'm still not sold on him being "ready".
Buchholz looks to be a great guy in the start of the year, but I'm questioning whether he'll hold up on his second or third trip around the league. Also, 200+ IP is way too much for that arm. With Schilling coming back, and the Sox having seven good starters, I can see Buchholz getting shut-down pretty quickly in August, and resting up for the playoffs. Anything over 180IP would be irresponsible by Francona, in my opinion. They just don't need him to pitch that badly.