soty wrote:Assuming Heyward, Strasburg and Smoak are taken I would say guys like Santana, Stanton, Posey, Alvarez, Wallace and Jennings should be, will be owned in keepers before the year is done.
I play in a 14 team mixed league, non-keeper - and Im a Stanton owner... Still wondering if the Marlins make the move and call him up in June; they desperately need some life in that line-up. Would love to see him batting about 5th in that line-up everyday.
AGREE with your Carlos Santana, Buster Posey, Desmond Jennings comments.
Jennings -5 tool talent, but is stuck behind a loaded outfield in Tampa. Needs an injury cause Rays arent going anywhere - this is a World Series type squad this year...
Buster - great bat, but stuck behind Fatty . He's been mashing AAA so it wouldnt surprise me to see them call him up and pinch hit / util / catch him and get him 4 / 7 days per week ABs.
Carlos - seems to be a sure fire call up in June; nothing impressive about the catching in Cleveland right now and the Tribe is falling fast, which is good news for him. Or another way you can look at it; is there is no rush to call him up till his glove is ready.
The one guy being over-looked (a little) by the general fantasy population and the one Im most curious about is Brett Wallace. He seems to have a pretty clear path to the BIGS and hes been raking AAA for Vegas. 26 runs, 10 jacks, 30 rbis and batting .311 thru 34 games with an .998 OPS% and .621 SLG%. The better news is that hes handling leftys this year, granted its a small sample size -- but hes hitting to the tune of .410 with 40 ABs vs. leftys. That projects pretty nicely into the Jays line-up. I cant imagine that Overbay is long for the club, so just want to get everyone's thoughts on his development, ETA / call up and projections?
My league is competitive and deep (we roster 30 players) -so guys like Stanton, Santana, Jennings, Ike Davis, Smoak are already owned. Just want the head start on the next good thing and Im feeling bullish on Wallace and want your opinions.