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I think $3 is about right, but you might have to go a tick or two higher to get him if your league insists on price enforcing catchers. It was a thin position in the N.L. last year, and even Soto and Towles won't make it much better.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 15 '08
Nick Johnson Baltimore Orioles
Another guy that it would be fun to see what people think. People post frequently arguing about whether to go that extra dollar for the star player, but guys like Johnson are ripe for bargains and where leagues can be one.

Looks good so far this spring....draft at what, $7 and hope for a $14 season?
paul schneider badgermania
Mar 15 '08
Mark Hendrickson Baltimore Orioles
Most of his success was at the beginning of the year BP/ST. He struggled at the end as full time starter. Given his age and strength of club he'll struggle.
Joe Lannon JEL
Mar 15 '08
I think he had more success out of the bullpen last year than he did in the rotation.
jeff merk jeffamerk
Mar 15 '08
Scott Hairston Washington Nationals
OK, so what is the feeling here? He has some pop and playing time should be there. Park will work against him, but for about $5-$7, he could give you a nice 18-22 HR year if things break right.

Should have a bid IMO.
paul schneider badgermania
Mar 15 '08
George Sherrill Atlanta Braves
My concerns are ballpark, new role and tougher competition, but he's a nice bottom tier closer.
Mark Bond booond
Mar 15 '08
Only draftable as a reserve or farm system player. There may be something physically wrong here.
Mark Bond booond
Mar 15 '08
Manny Parra Chicago Cubs
I think their plan has been to keep his innings under control by starting him at AAA while going with one of the vets, hopefully building some trade value, and then bringing up Manny later in the year.

He may be pitching himself out of those plans.

He reminds me a little of Dan Plesac in terms of his motion and so forth, and I have always wondered if they would use him in the pen much as they have done with Villanueva (again, to keep his innings under control until he is totally through his formative years).

Bottom line, the kid can pitch.
paul schneider badgermania
Mar 15 '08
Was torched today for nine runs - five earned - in 2 2/3 innings vs the M's.

Reports are his velocity is noticeably down from last year.

He could start the year in AAA if he does not turn it around.


Keith Cromer Slyke
Mar 15 '08
Brandon Wood Colorado Rockies
Hit his 3rd HR today, but still little chance of making the team.

He will be factor in 2009, not this year.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Mar 15 '08
Eugenio Velez Los Angeles Dodgers
Having a nice spring.

Probably won't make the club, but could be a roto factor this year with his speed and the fact the Giants are rebuilding.

Has 9 SB in 43 AB thus far.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Mar 15 '08
Kason Gabbard Boston Red Sox
He is getting roughed up this spring (12.66 ERA).

I agree with Jeff...crickets if you call out his name.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Mar 15 '08
Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers
Interesting question. I couldn't find that year for Ruth specifically, but his career total as a pitcher was 15, spread over the five years he was primarily a hurler.

Drysdale wasn't a bad hitter at all. (Koufax was horrible, though he did win a 1-0 ballgame sometime in the '60's on his own home run). I remember on several occasions when Alston used Big D as a pinch hitter, and even used him once in the 7-hole in a game he started.
Dan Domike SeattleDan
Mar 15 '08
Optioned to AAA today by the Twins.

Harris should be getting all the AB's at 2B now.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Mar 14 '08
His oblique strain is worse than expected, and Rotoworld is reporting he's likely to miss a month.

Oblique strains are tough to come back from, so this could affect him all season.

This should drop his bid quite a bit.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Mar 14 '08
Adam Lind New York Yankees
Great! Now he's an R1 in the software and I have $9 to spend.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 14 '08
Another guy that I am stubbornly leaving as R1 in the software but will find money for when I have to.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 14 '08
Mark Teixeira New York Yankees
Tex was miserable in Texas, and it definitely had an impact on his performance. I remember seeing the clips when he was traded to the Braves: high-fives all around, a big smile on his face, an expression that said that the weight of the world had been lifted off of his big shoulders. I'm not a believer in overbidding for guys in their walk year, but I think Tex could put up 2005 numbers. And, given the number of strong 1B options in the N.L., you might get him at a price that makes him pay serious dividends.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 14 '08
Billy Butler Oakland Athletics
Probably, but why not present the article as a mixed league piece?
Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 14 '08
He's a sleeper in a mixed league, head to head, snake draft non-keeper league which is the preference of all these converted fantasy footballers that the industry now caters to.
jeff merk jeffamerk
Mar 14 '08

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