mbuser wrote:AllDay wrote:Jason Bay and Verlander look to outperform alot of players selected ahead of them.
Tex is a top 25ish pick, so I think people are expecting big things there. I think 25 is about right. Pierre is a one cat add that probably is more a team specific own. Some fantasy teams really just aren't going to need a Juan Pierre.
Bay is still just 29, and 2005 & 2006 were 30 HR 100+ RBI seasons batting .306 & .286.
I don't see much difference in Verlander and Beckett - other than Beckett's injury history and slightly better ratios last year. Both guys have offense behind them and should get 18 wins or so and flirt with 200 K's with similar ERA and WHIP. You can get Verlander 3 rounds later - and he doesn't have a legion of former owners who have sworn to never own him again.
a pretty sizeable contingent will tell you to trade verlander at the A-S break
Well there should be plenty of suitors after Verlander's blistering first half. Meanwhille, Beckett will just have blisters.
Perhaps Verlander isn't undervalued so much as Beckett and some of the 3rd and 4th round pitchers are overvalued. I love owning Beckett when others have sworn him off - but he is not a guy I would be using a 3rd round pick on. I can get those SP stats a few rounds later.