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I like Astros players this year

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:40 pm
by Oregon Nut Cups
Don't get me wrong, I think they're going to be terrible and I don't expect some huge numbers from anyone there BUT, the one good thing about a team that doesn't have much going for them is those guys are going to get to play it out, whether they aren't that good or not.

Guys I will be watching/targeting in the draft (ranks based on yahoo cuz, well, that's where my draft is being held :) ):

J.D. Martinez (OF) round 27: I don't have great numbers in mind for him but if he hits .275 and produces 15 HRs, he's going to hit in the top 5 of that lineup and production is production.

Jose Altuve (2B) round 24: Probably near the top of the lineup. Might give you 20 SB and a decent above .270 average.

Brett Wallace (1B) round never (887 rank): Ok, so here's my reason I'm interested; the coaches want him to try and move back to his original position at 3rd because Lee will be playing 1st. That means they want to see him play. Not Chris Johnson, not Paredes but Brett Wallace. Of course, this will be one of those 'we'll see what happens in Spring Training' kind of guys but I still hold to the fact he was drafted 13th in 2008 by the Cardinals. There's talent there, just a question of whether or not it materializes. Like all drafts, it has its hits and misses but he was drafted ahead of Brett Lawrie, Lonnie Chisenhall and Gerrit Cole. Plus his competition is Chris Johnson and Jimmy Paredes soooo...well if he can't beat them out in spring training then just ignore this blurb :)

Re: I like Astros players this year

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:02 pm
by Grey
I like the looks of Altuve late... Martinez and Wallace feel like waiver wire grabs in most leagues...

Re: I like Astros players this year

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:35 pm
by Paper Tiger
I like Jason Bourgeois as my bench OF for dirty , dirty, gap filling, stolen base goodness.

Re: I like Astros players this year

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:42 pm
by Grey
Yes, Bourgeois is another good name late for deep leagues...

Re: I like Astros players this year

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:11 pm
by Oregon Nut Cups
I always forget to preface that its a 30 round draft and we start 5 OF (LF/CF/RF/OF/OF). Not that I WANT to be stuck with J.D. Martinez but its nice to know he's so far down there for me when those rounds come about.

Agree on Altuve. I'll be targeting a 'safe' 2B pick that's not overpriced but I'd like him to be my other 2B and backed up by Scutaro for the consistency factor.

Re: I like Astros players this year

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:42 am
by bookiebob
I have both Altuve and Martinez in my NL-only, 5x5, 11 team roto league.

12 keepers - are those guys worth $10 each?

I also have Daniel Murphy and Neil Walker at $10 each.

Keepers:
C Ramon Hernandez $4
1B Gaby Sanchez $7
2B Jose Altuve $10
SS Dee Gordon $10
OF Hunter Pence $33
OF J.D. Martinez $10
CI Daniel Murphy $10
MI Neil Walker $10


P Jaime Garcia $3
P Jair Jurrjens $2
P Mat Latos $5
P Brandon Beachy $8

Re: I like Astros players this year

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:06 pm
by Grey
None are worth $10...