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Re: deep leagues: upside guys who unexpectedly make their team

Postby Havok1517 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:34 pm

I just read that Fowler has made the Rockies.
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Re: deep leagues: upside guys who unexpectedly make their team

Postby dmendro » Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:16 pm

Koyie Hill on the cubs should about 200 AB's and can actually hit decently.

Keep Ben Sheets on your radar. I think it's pretty likely that he catches on when he is done rehabbing.

Gary Sheffield could be coming to the NL very very soon.

Mark Teahen, Blake Dewitt, Matt Laporta, Jeff Clement all could make solid second half impacts.

Some other sleeper type picks for those really deep leagues:

Austin Kearns, Dimitri Young, Endy Chavez, Melky Cabrera, John Smoltz, Joe Koshansky (just got traded to the rangers, and if salty or davis falters could find quite a few AB's cause he makes a great Adam Dunn/Richie Sexson type of hitter. K or Bomb and not much in between).

I could go on and on, but for upside marginal players I like to look at SB/AB and HR/AB. Those are the guys who when they get hot and someone gets hurt could get some decent playing time for their clubs.
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Re: deep leagues: upside guys who unexpectedly make their team

Postby auclairkeithbc » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:43 am

Looks like Josh Anderson is going to have some value this year. He's in the opening day lineup with Guillen at DH. I'm sure we'll see quite a bit of time at DH for Guillen, as well as Maggs, and when that happens, it is very likely that Anderson will play in the OF, unless he really starts to stink it up. Not only will those two get a lot of time at DH, but they also aren't great bets to play 162 games. Looks like Anderson will have all the opportunity in the world to get 350AB, but he's got to hit .275 or so. That isn't really all that much to ask.

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Re: deep leagues: upside guys who unexpectedly make their team

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:22 am

auclairkeithbc wrote:Looks like Josh Anderson is going to have some value this year. He's in the opening day lineup with Guillen at DH. I'm sure we'll see quite a bit of time at DH for Guillen, as well as Maggs, and when that happens, it is very likely that Anderson will play in the OF, unless he really starts to stink it up. Not only will those two get a lot of time at DH, but they also aren't great bets to play 162 games. Looks like Anderson will have all the opportunity in the world to get 350AB, but he's got to hit .275 or so. That isn't really all that much to ask.

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FYI the reason for this was that Thames has never faced Halladay and doesnt hit pitchers who throw a hard sinker very well (0-12 against Carmona). i wouldnt read too much into it. still...i think Anderson will probably get decent PT
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Re: deep leagues: upside guys who unexpectedly make their team

Postby auclairkeithbc » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:22 am

i'm sure that was part of the equation, though anderson obviously hasn't faced halladay either. leyland mentioned wanting to keep guillen off the turf too. and i think it is fairly safe to say that unless anderson proves to be much worse than expected, any time guillen or maggs are DHing, anderson will be in the OF, not thames. i think the way leyland decides to use the OF/DH spots is a bigger question mark than the way the indians plan to use their C/1B/DH spots.

i just think assuming an even playing time split between anderson and thames is probably the way to go. they can both get 350AB if things go as expected. larish could end up taking some of that time away from them maybe.
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