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Hey there, I was thinking of asking for advice about a bunch of sleepers and busts I should know of for this season before I draft. I have a few in mind.
Brett Lawrie, Melky Cabrera, Stephen Strasburg
Yu Darvish, Ryan Braun (still draft-worthy outside top 10 but I think off-season events will get to him)
What do you think and any others I should consider?
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dude im sorry but if you can draft a rod 50 or later....GRAB HIM!!!! thats the biggest steal other then pujols at 3....
do people not realize the time he missed last season? or just me because i had him
he was a monster while healthy and ...well...will be again..
he plays for the yanks
adam wainwright, josh johnson
2 former top 5....yes TOP 5 PITCHERS IN THE LEAGUE NO LESS THEN 1 YEAR AGO!!!
josh becket how late he is is always nice
now onto lawrie
BIG BUST...he hit well his first month into the season..then slowed WAY down
in spring training hes facing the pitchers who hes been facing the past few years (in the minor leagues) so he looks like eye candy but id stear away from him and wait for someone to grab him and take well... A ROD!
alfonso soriano in the mid - late 200's is nice, carlos beltran, lance berkman, matt joyce all in the 100's
plently of "sleepers" (i dont know why a rod wainwright josh johnson carlos beltran lance berkman matt joyce are all rated so bad...
I think in terms of sleepers I can see Wainwright being top 10 this year, also Logan Morrison is ready for a breakout this year.
Cuddyer and Scutaro for deeper leagues
Not a bust but drafted too high:
From what the guys at ESPN and Rotowire are saying, I don't think Braun's gonna be anything less than top 10.
Little worried about Verlander with that stone hands defense behind him. All depends what he costs you.
If you're doing an auction draft nominate Ryan Howard. Someone will get him, just make sure it's not you. He's gonna miss too much time to take up a roster slot. At least with Kendrys, Morneau and Dunn you'll know real quick whether they'll be any good this year & you can drop 'em right away.
I don't think either Braun or Darvish will be busts... I think Braun is, and will be, top 5. I actually have Darvish as a sleeper. Lawrie is ranked too high to be a sleeper for me.
My busts -
My sleepers -
Not really thinking outside the box here, pretty standard list.