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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.
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I just traded Victorino for Aoki.
Guys I like more than you (part II):
Kris Medlen (all ATL pitchers)
Grant Balfour (really...all OAK pitchers)
Alejandor de Aza
Guys I avoid at all costs:
any SP that people think should be drafted in the 1st three rounds
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.
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.
Sleepers & Draft Day Steals:
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