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Carl Crawford

Postby MStark » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:32 am

I think it was 2011 that he went first overall in many drafts. Certainly top 5 that year, right? Or am I not recalling correctly?

So he went to the Sawx, underperformed horribly, turned out he was hurt, tried to play through it, got worse, spent the better part of a year in denial, came back for a short time last year, was still hurt, and finally gave up the ghost, went to the DL and had the surgery.

This year's rankings are pretty typical: he's the #42 OF (though Grey says he could end up being a #1 OF).

I was curious to see where last year's #42 landed overall. It was Swisher, and he was ranked #140-something overall. 14th round.

Assuming Crawford falls to the 14th this year, isn't his upside a steal? I mean, he'll turn 32 August, so it's not like he's in the sunset of his career. He's got some great bats behind him (not sure how that'll help/hurt re: speed).

I dunno. If he's healthy and looks good in the spring, I'm thinking he''s worth at least 9th or 10th round pick on the chance that he returns 2nd or 3rd round value.
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Re: Carl Crawford

Postby Grey » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:45 am

Assuming he falls there he is a steal... He probably won't fall there... Also, keep in mind this isn't the 15-20 HR and 40-50 steal guy anymore... This is 15 HRs, hopefully 30+ steals...
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Re: Carl Crawford

Postby OaktownSteve » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:34 pm

My best guess is he'll end up going somewhere in rounds 9-12 in most 12 team mixed. Near Stubbs, Melky, Ethier, Pagan, Victorino and Reddick. Guys with some potential but a lot of question marks around them including age, injury and skill set. He'll be artificially inflated or deflated depending on his spring numbers and the news out of camp. I am somewhat interested in him if he's healthy and hitting at the top of the Dodgers line up. I coulc see me drafting him somewhere in the range I just mentioned, particularly if I was light on speed.

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