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  • Tom Tom May 19, 2008 1:02 AM Flag

    ask me any questions about prospects

    it's my specialty. I've read more scouting reports than you'd ever believe. Ask me about the prospects in your keeper leagues and I'll give you the low down on what to expect from them long term.

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    • anybody else have a question?

    • Anyone else? Answered most of the big names already but I'd love to talk about somebody not as well known.

    • anybody else got a question? I've answered most of the big name prospects already, but I'd love to talk about someone more obscure.

    • david price

      • 1 Reply to David Willis
      • Price is a future ace, featuring a low 90's fastball with a lot of movement, a plus plus slider, a plus change and great command. He has better overall stuff than Scott Kazmir. But don't expect him to an impact this season. He has spent the entire season so far in extended spring training working with coaches and pitched yet. He was actually supposed to make his debut today for high A, but the game was delayed. Either way, while missing 2 months of pitching and not starting at AA as some expected, he won't reach the majors this season. Jacob McGee and Wade Davis will make it to Tampa this season though.

    • will justin verlander heat up soon or should i try to trade him?

    • i just picked up justin masterson (dropped kelvim escobar). is this a good move? and should i drop ryan franklin for chris perez?

      • 1 Reply to bgill
      • assuming this is normal 12 team league dropping Escobar is fine if your DL slot is filled. Masterson won't be in the rotation for long this season, and probably is either traded or moved to the bullpen after this year. But streaming a Red Sox starter is never bad. Long term Masterson really just projects as a good number 3 in a rotation. A lot of value if he gets a shot with the Sox, a lot less value for most other teams. A move to the bullpen makes him worthless unless you are in a holds league, as Papelbon isn't going anywhere.


        Don't drop Franklin for Chris Perez in any yearly league. Perez will close down the line, but his control was extremely erratic in the minors and he walked way too many guys. He won't be closing this season. Snatch him up in long term leagues though (if you are in a long term league I don't think Franklin is the player to drop for Perez though).

    • 20 Team Dynasty

      I have Mike Napoli, but picked up Jeff Clement, is he worth a roster spot?

      Also whats the future for Garrett Olson and Matt Joyce.

      • 1 Reply to A Yahoo! User
      • Clement has a lot of value in a 20 team league, and with Soto's breakout someone is likely to overpay.

        Joyce really isn't that good of a prospect long term, but the Tigers moved so many prospects in he'll get a lot of playing time. Projects more as a 4th outfielder, plays good defense but has a long swing. Would likely hit .275 20 HR and 80 RBI in his prime if given a starting job, but who knows if that will happen.

        Olson is a finess pitcher who projects as a 3/4. But playing for a bad team, in a hitters park in that division doesn't give him great fantasy value long term.

    • Should I add any FA pitchers to my teams?

      MY PITCHERS
      SP Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)
      SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (Bos - SP)
      P Oliver Pérez (NYM - SP)
      P Ryan Dempster (ChC - SP,RP)
      BN Zack Greinke (KC - SP,RP)
      BN John Danks (CWS - SP)
      BN Derek Lowe (LAD - SP)
      DL Pedro Martínez (NYM - SP)

      FA PITCHERS
      Todd Wellemeyer
      Tim Redding
      Aaron Cook
      Gavin Floyd
      Greg Smith
      Liván Hernández
      Aaron Laffey
      Bronson Arroyo
      Mike Mussina
      Paul Byrd
      Jason Bergmann

    • I'm in 4th in 15-team roto league, need AVG and SAVES primarily -- secondarily Runs and RBI

      I have solicited offer for SP, since I’m projecting over in SP innings pitched

      Offer #1, Zambrano and Lopez – for Brandon Phillips
      Offer #2, Maine and Kent – for Mauer and Aybar
      Offer #3, Zambrano – for Matsui and Bonzer (I have already replied that Bonzer doesn’t fit on my roster, and we’re both looking for a better fit)

      Yep, SPs get injured – but, would you do a trade with my roster? If so, which one looks best? Which one looks closest for the best counter offer?

      BTW, no one is giving up save players – which I desperately need

      C IRod
      1B Ortiz
      2B Kent
      3B Reynolds
      SS Lugo
      CI Huff
      MI Grudzielanek
      OF Rios
      OF Abreu
      OF Ellsbury
      OF Ben Francisco
      OF F. Lopez
      Util Iannetta
      Util LaRoche
      BN C. Patterson
      BN L. Scott
      SP Beckett
      SP Maine
      SP Halladay
      SP Zambrano
      SP Oswalt
      SP Rasner
      RP F. Cordero
      RP Bell
      RP J. Johnson
      RP Kobayashi
      RP Cruceta

      Hold tight at this early stage in the season? Or trade now for AVG and Run/RBI stats.

    • who do you prefer Brad awpe or Jose Guillen. Second Question would you pick up Jay Bruce and wait for the Reds to promote him from triple A.

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