Don't mean to be a wet blanket but I believe Griffey is the only player not owned in my 12 team mixed league. Schafer has been on one roster, cut and back on another roster. He may be back on waivers, but in all honesty, given his trouble against lefties last year, and the fact he hasn't had to make adjustments yet, he should probably be unowned. In fact, I owned Griffey for a few days, so literally everyone on that list has been drafted, added and is or was owned at one point. I do like where you mind is at though, so lets keep the thread going... I've got a name to watch, Ian Snell. The early season numbers are ugly. His first start skews that, and I'm encouraged by some of his underlyers. I see a lot of talk about Maholm and Zach Duke who's opened up the season quite hot, but I'll say I like Snell's ceiling most, and think he could post the best numbers of the bunch. I think Snell will be considerably more valuable in leagues that go beyond 5x5 standard cats.
I'm not saying race out to the waiver wire and add him, but I like to see all the ground ball outs he's racked up. I also think that he is capable of ironing out his control issues, and posting a BB/9 more similar to his productive '07 season. His K-rate is solid, and his fluky BABIP from last year almost certainly will come down. I think one of Snell's biggest problems last year was that he was coming off a season in which he threw a ton of innings, and it may have had an impact on his overall stats last year, namely his poor control. If he's capable of reducing his walk rate, sees a reduction in his BABIP to a more tolerable .300-.310 range, and keep up his K-rate I could see a cheap source of 10-12 wins, a 3.90-4.20 ERA with a 1.30-1.35 WHIP and say 180 K's in 200+ innings pitched. The key is keeping his walks in check, his GB % in the 45% range and having a little bit of luck with his BABIP and HR/FB rate. Kind of a stab in the dark, but a guy I'm willing to keep an eye on.