sportsguy138 wrote:AllDay wrote:Harden might still be a good value next year if the haters continue to hate. Some people have sworn to never own him again. If they keep their word (unlikely) then he might be a steal once again.
Haters? I don't think anyone hates him, just not willing to use a high pick for a guy that has such a long history of injuries.
The only way he's a steal, next year, is if he stays healthy most of the year and no one can predict that.AllDay wrote:
I don't know if I have a weakness for them, but I am not scared away by 'injury prone' labels in the middle or late rounds when a guy has huge upside. I've had good luck targeting those types of pitchers later in the draft.
You must have loved Prior.
For every Prior there is also a Beckett. I didnt usually own them the years they are drafted highly. In later rounds I think they look intriguing.
Bedard might be a guy I draft next year if he falls to that range. He still has talent and nice upside. I'm not just gonna say 'injury prone' or 'he burned owners last year' and ignore him completely - whatever the outcome of his season is. I didn't have Bedard this year because I thought it was crazy to take him the 3rd - 4th round to begin with.
I didn't have Harden last year because I didn't think he was worth a 3rd or a 4th. I won't have him next year if he's taken in the first 6 rounds probably.
The pitchers I do draft next year will come almost exclusively after the first 8 rounds. It's no given Harden gets selected before then. His stock could plummet with a few bad outings or injury.
I think I did draft Prior when people started to shun him - but I drafted Beckett his CY Young season after people started to shun him, Harden this year after people started to shun him, Magglio when he started to come back to fantasy dominance after a horrible shunning incident. Many more stories of success than Prior stories.