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  • James James Feb 20, 2013 3:23 PM Flag

    Help with sleeper and busts

    I need to here some opinions on whose the most likely to bust and who some sleepers are.

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    • Sleepers & Draft Day Steals:

      Salvador Perez
      Jonathan Lucroy
      Jordan Pacheco

      Anthony Rizzo
      Eric Hosmer
      Ike Davis

      Chase Utley
      Neil Walker
      Josh Rutledge

      Will Middlebrooks
      Mike Moustakas
      Manny Machado

      Erick Aybar
      Alcides Escobar
      Josh Rutledge

      Carlos Gomez
      Michael Morse
      Starling Marte
      Norichika Aoki
      Adam Eaton

      Jeff Samardzija
      Brett Anderson
      Marco Estrada
      Jarrod Parker
      Doug Fister

      Greg Holland
      Sergio Romo
      Glen Perkins
      Jason Grilli
      Jose Veras

      Kenley Jansen
      Ernesto Frieri
      David Robertson
      David Hernandez
      Al Alburquerque

    • Ben Revere could easily steal more bases then Michael Bourn,and he's ranked 5 rounds later than Bourn.
      If you want S.B.s,runs,and batting average from your SS Alcides Escobar is a steal in round 16.
      Catcher Salvador Perez could explode this year,while over rated Joe Mauer should implode;At least in the power department.
      Yahoo ranks Lance Lynn 157,ESPN ranks him 134;I think ESPN got it more right.
      (I printed out Yahoos & ESPNs' top 500 players,broke the players into rounds,and HI-LITED the sleepers & crossed off the busts.)
      Like Yahoo ranks Broxton 224,while ESPN ranks him 176;So I gladly took him in round 19 of my Yahoo draft.I think Lincecum is a sleeper,and he'll have a strong bounce back year.Lester on the other hand may be all washed up.I also like where yahoo ranks Ike Davis,Davis could have a great year for a mid round pick.

    • Brett Lawrie is way too high.
      Chase Headley was in the MVP conversation last year and is going around No. 60.
      Victor Martinez hit .330 with 12 HRs before the injury and has multiple .300 hitters to drive in as RBIs.
      Aaron Hill is going late for a guy that put up his numbers last year.
      Max Scherzer is a K machine, has a great offense to support him, and is going later than he should.
      Tommy Hanson can be a late round steal with the offense and defense that he has behind him.
      If Bruce Rondon can take the closer job, he should be a top-ten closer. Think Neftali Feliz.
      This list is more of guys going later than they should than actual sleepers and busts.

    • BillyBeane is Not MyLover BillyBeane is Not MyLover Feb 20, 2013 4:55 PM Flag

      Sleepers I like Norichika Aoki, Josh Rutledge, Starlin Marte, Wil Middlebrooks to name a few. Aramis Ramirez probably doesn't qualify as a sleeper, but he is going WAY too late in Y! drafts. I think he has a year or two left and has shown no regression yet. Cliff Lee is better than his ranking

      Busts are harder in Y! leagues. I would stay away from Chris Sale. Carlos Beltran looked horrible in the 2nd half last year. Evan Longoria is always overrated in my book.

      • 1 Reply to BillyBeane is Not MyLover
      • I just traded Victorino for Aoki.

        Guys I like more than you (part II):

        David Murphy
        Kris Medlen (all ATL pitchers)
        Grant Balfour (really...all OAK pitchers)
        Michael Morse
        Alexis Rios
        Yoenis Cespedes
        Josh Willingham
        Jimmy Rollins
        Ian Desmond
        Jason Kipnis
        Martin Prado
        Marco Scutaro
        Norichika Aoki
        Ichiro Suzuki
        Alejandor de Aza
        David Freese
        Matt Carpenter
        Ben Revere
        Michael Saunders
        Alexei Ramirez
        Jon Jay
        Daniel Murphy
        Brandon Moss
        Justin Ruggiano
        Brandon Belt
        Mike Napoli
        Chase Utley
        John Mayberry
        Josh Rutledge
        Jordan Pacheco
        Shelby Miller
        Jason Vargas
        Joe Blanton
        Paul Maholm

        Guys I avoid at all costs:

        Dan Uggla
        Adam Dunn
        Carlos Quentin
        any SP that people think should be drafted in the 1st three rounds
        Jose Bautista
        Brett Lawrie
        Rickie Weeks
        Asdrubal Cabrera
        Dayan Viciedo
        Kendrys Morales
        Curtis Granderson
        Aaron Hill
        Carlos Beltran
        Giancarlo Stanton
        Jay Bruce
        BJ Upton
        Torii Hunter
        Derek Jeter
        Corey Hart
        Adrian Gonzalez
        Melky Cabrera
        Chris Davis
        Alex Gordon
        Nick Swisher
        Paul Konerko
        Elvis Andrus
        A.J. Pierzynski
        David Ortiz
        Tyler Colvin
        Pedro Alvarez
        Colby Rasmus
        Drew Stubbs
        Zack Cozart
        Chris Young


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