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MaudDib wrote:Matt Moore
This is how i would rank them (Trout and Jennings are pretty close IMO so they could be swapped). A lot of when i would target these players depends on who else is available. I am a big fan of taking a chance on prospects but not in front of guys that have already proven it at the MLB level. You say you can't compete this year so I might look at Harper ahead of all these guys. I think he will be playing full-time next year and will be a top 10 player shortly after that. Assuming there is no restrictions on keepers, I could see myself taking Harper and Moore with my first two picks, as i believe both of those guys are going to be really, really good.
Saying that, it would help if we knew how else would be available as there are some pretty good players that might not be kept.
segerfan83 wrote:I definitely appreciate the advice. I realize that it's hard to give a particular round without knowing other players in the draft pool, but I was just trying to get a feel for when I would be reaching or waiting too long on a player. It's all speculation at this point, but that's the fun part of fantasy baseball really. I currently have Trout on my roster and was thinking of using him as a keeper, but I'm not sure. As was discussed in the other thread I posted, there is some debate about whether or not to do this. I figured he was a better prospect than Harper, but it sounds like Harper is by far the better prospect. Is this the case?
lane_anasazi2 wrote:If you can't compete this year, keeping Trout makes a lot of sense. Given what the Angels did this winter, Trout's playing time situation is going to be up in the air; he could end up spending a big chunk of the year in AAA. Or not. One of the 36 old, injury-risk Angels OF might go down in mid-April and Trout could take over full time. My point is that he'll be frustrating to own this year.
But if you're not worried about contending, he's a must-keep. Harper is probably the superior fantasy prospect by a hair, as his power potential is just off the charts. However the question with Harper is just how well-rounded a player he's going to be. Does he retain his speed with age? Does he hit .300? Trout, on the other hand, is a much more complete player. Grady Sizemore circa 2006-2008, plus 10-20% is what we're talking about in terms of ceiling, which should be enough to get your blood pumping.
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