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Some OF opinions?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 5:15 am
by TheYanks04
Anyone wish to rank and/or comment these guys and their risk factors for 05 (Assuming 5x5 Roto)?

Preston Wilson (traded or not...healthy or not?)
Rowand...fluke?
Finley in Ana...more like 04 or more like 03 Finley?
Larry Walker...yeah I know...healthy for how long?
LGonzo...what to expeect?
J. Guillen in Wash?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:03 am
by shortsavage
I think Gonzo will be a top 20 guy.

Guillen is in my top 25.

I have Rowand right near Finley (both in my top 30).

I'm not expecting much from Wilson or Walker.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:15 am
by trevisc
I think Preston Wilson could have a decent year if his knees are healed up. I also like J.Guillen this year..

I'd rank them this way:

WILSON
GUILLEN
GONZALEZ
ROWAND
FINLEY
WALKER

with rowand having the most upside of moving up that chart.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:56 am
by rlee
I think Walker could be a huge steal in a draft this year. He played more like the old Larry Walker once he got to St. Louis, and I think he'll be rejuvenated by the atmosphere, team. :-)

Rowand broke out last year, and I believe he's going to continue to deliver this year. ;-)

Finley will do well (not as well as last year) being in the Angels lineup. He'll be a strong #4 outfielder for your team. }:-)

Gonzalez - on the downslide. I realize he was playing hurt last year, but I just don't see him being an elite player any more. :,-(

Guillen - who knows? Worlds of talent, but how will he do with an awful team? How long will it take before Frank Robinson chokes him? :-o

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:19 am
by Pogotheostrich
Preston Wilson - I think he has the most upside out of this group and hopefully has something to prove.

Rowand - I like him but beware the sophomore slump and someone is going to lose time between Pods, Everett, Dye and Rowand when Thomas comes back.

Finley - I would think he has more RBI but he isn't getting any younger no matter how well he did last year.

Larry Walker - If he is healthy he is a stud batting in front of Pujols. Will he stay healthy? Probally not but in 130 games he will put up better numbers than most of these other guys.

LGonzo - Should be fully recovered. I'm guessing 90 R, 25 HR, 100 RBI, .290 avg

J. Guillen - Bad attidtude + bad team = not good


Here is how I rank them

Walker
L-Gon
Rowand
Wilson
Finley
Guillen

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:53 am
by Cornbread Maxwell
You guys are much higher on Gonzo than I am. I see a 37 yo comming off of elbow surgery who is still living off his reputation from the 2001 season. You draft him, Ill take Rowand a rd later.

I do like Larry as a solid late rd snag - he did look rejuvenated in STL.

I am not sure what to think about Preston Wilson just yet - He could represent good to great value where he is going in many drafts. I would take a long look at him after the 6th rd.

Finley could have a great yr hitting in Anaheim, but the negatives to him are starting to add up: age, health, BA, lack of power, and a large surplus of 80-20-80-.275 OFs. Im guessing his name recognition will drive his price too high.

Guillen is a solid gamble - he is going to be the centerpiece of a struggling offence, so buyer beware. I say as long as you arent projecting higher numbers than last yr, you should be ok with him.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:21 pm
by stumpak
I agree that Gonzalez is a big risk. Wilson would scare me too, as I am very skeptical that he will be wearing a Rockies jersey by the end of the season.

Re: Some OF opinions?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:32 pm
by SaintsOfTheDiamond
Wilson
Rowand
Finley
Walker
Guillen
Gonzalez

Wilson probably has the highest upside, but one of the bigger risks IMO. I'm buying what little Rowand hype there is. Walker if healthy for 150+ games hitting second in that lineup could conceivably be No 1, but I'm not holding my breath on that one.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:58 pm
by The Cow
hopefully I only end up with one of those guys. How should I pick 'em dartboard or dice? Though I will not pick Juan Gone, he burned me last year.

Cow

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:23 pm
by bronxxbomber
Walker; In that lineup and finally healthy.
Guillen: Hmmm I think he might be real good now that he's the show
Rowand: Not too confident in him but he deserves a nod over the rest
Finley: This is another stacked lineup
Wilson: Injury prone, but Coor's COULD make up for it if HEALTHY
Gonzalez: Too much risk involved with his elbow.