Andrew McCutchen (Power & playing time are no guarantee however I'm lacking good OF options)
Dexter Fowler (Reminds me of Andrew but with MLB experience)
Asdrubal Cabrera (Had a decent year w/only 352AB. Penciled in as starting 2B for Indians)
Carlos González (Trade to Rockies makes him intriguing)
Brandon Wood (Never truly got AB's, this year is no guarantee.)
Andy LaRoche (Penciled in as starting 3B for the Pirates. Also intriguing young player)
Humberto Quintero/J.R. Towles (J.R has an awful year in 08, only reason he's here is because my C situation is poor)
Kenji Johjima/Brian Schneider (As I said before, my C situation isn't all that great. Would fill in if Snyder struggles)
Good to take a chance on this year:
1)I took Colby Rasmus with the last pick of my draft, what kind of Impact do you guys see him having this year? The Cardinals have a ton of OF's so playing time is no guarantee.
Which is the beter option?
I went over him in a keeper post. Search the site. In short, I'd hold him.
2)What kind of season do you see Wladimir Balentien having? He's currently filling my OF spot & I'm expecting something like .261, 17, 70, 22(2B), 2(3B) 12(SB), 65(R) <--(If he gets regular AB's that is)
I know he's no guarantee to get regular AB's but he's penciled in as the starting LF & competing in the WBC shouldnt hurt. I'm looking at the above options(McCutch, Fowler, Gonzales as back up plans in case he doesn't get regular AB's.)
Worth taking a shot on for this year.
*Pitchers on the FA list I'm looking at*
Neftali Feliz (Rookie pitchers are usually a no-no, Texas Pitchers spell doom. He's quite Talented however. No lock for a job.
Carlos Carrasco (Much talent. Phillies have done a good job not rushing him. Ballpark is a mess for pitchers not named Hamels)
Octavio Dotel (Decent RP option. Nothing more than K's +H though unless Jenks gets injured)
Dontrelle Willis (Always worth a look. Because of his contract will get an opportunity to start. I've heard good things so far about offseason workouts but you know how reliable those reports are. I will be keeping him in my sights however.)
C.J. Wilson (Was pitching last year with bone spurs in his elbow. Will compete with Francisco for a starter job & quite Frankly I need 1 more RP who gets Saves no matter how ugly they are)
Anibal Sánchez (A labrum tear in his pitching shoulder knocked him out for a while. He's just someone I'll be keeping an eye on.)
Mark Lowe(Word is he's the early candidate for Closer in Seattle, again I need Saves no matter how ugly the performance may be)
Clay Buchholz(Lackluster season last year. Another young starter worth watching.)
Other options on the FA list that intrigue me
Are names I like from those above. I went over a lot of these players on the blog.