Garry26 wrote:Matt Harvey- SP, Mets. He looks like he is ace quality stuff, but will be overlooked because he's in the Madoff scam shafted, Fred [S]Coupon[/S] err...Wilpon Mets.
Hiroyuki Nakajima- Shortstop. A 300 hitter with some steals.
So far I have not found any Ace type Japanese pitchers though. Those are the really good ones. Matsuzaka before he got hurt, Yu Darvish, and a couple others that are OK, but not ace-types. I don't think they're top 10 SP material, but rather that they're fairly unknown 200K to 200 inning 'ace' types. So they're not drafted as early as they should. So I can draft another known player earlier on, and still draft the Japanese guy later.
Basically, I get an extra top player that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise. That's their value. Which will not work with the Shortstop. I suppose I can grab a closer when I would normally grab a SS, but that's not as valuable as grabbing a power hitting 1B and still have a decent 200K SP available later.
Will Nakajima have any more success than Nishioka did with the Twins? Japanese closers have had some success so Fujikawa looks like a good sleeper candidate for the Cubs.