GotowarMissAgnes wrote:I don't know why Phelps would lose ABs late. Fullmer, on the other hand, may sit against lefties. I think both will give you very good production. Phelps may take a while to qualify at 1B.
I know he is supposed to lose AB's early to Myers at DH, and I don't think their happy with the guy overall because of his lack of selectivity at the plate, so if he struggles at all he could lose more. Remember, they have a load of kids they'll want to take a look at once they're out of the race, so that will only hurt him. That's just my opinion though.
I have to disagree. Tosca really likes Phelps. Right now the lineup in Toronto looks like this:
That's an excellent RBI spot for Phelps if he can hold on to it. Phelps will be worked into a 1b job because Delgado will be given plenty of rest at DH - as the vet Delgado will be allowed to play 1st for as long as he wants (at least to start the season) so Phelps will probably not qualify at 1st until a couple of months into the season.
I don't know where you got the info about Myers. The Jays will start off with Myers and Cash with the plan being that Cash and Guillermo Quiroz will be the catching tandem for the next 5-10 years with Cash being the defensive specialist and Quiroz the hitter. Myers has no future with the club.
You are correct about the number of prospects however. The for-sure OF include Wells, Cat, Reed Johnson. But the guys that will certainly get some duty this year include Gabe Gross, Jayson Werth, Rios and John ford Griffin. So Phelps, Johnson and Cat will probably lose playing time later in the season especially if the Jays fall out of contention.
I like both Phelps and Fullmer as sleepers. I still like Phelps a lot more than Fullmer. There is some injury concern with Fullmer. And he has to do better against lefties or he will miss some ABs too.