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Ferris Wheel: all-profit picks
Posted by david ferris at 4/1/2007 10:52:00 AM
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I think you can make a lot of gains on these guys, though it's all relative to who's at your table. Anyway, some names and comments:

C: Ronny Paulino

1B: Ty Wigginton (nice position grabber)

2B: Rickie Weeks, Ian Kinsler, Kelly Johnson

SS: Stephen Drew

3B: Mark Teahen (in outfield, still quals here)

OF: Willy Taveras (Pierre without the price)

OF: Nick Markakis

OF: Gary Matthews (stink player; if room hates him, take him for next to nothing)

Util: B.J. Upton

SP: Rich Hill (most of us have to pay up, maybe you don't)

SP: Felix Hernandez (eliminate Santana and he's my Cy pick)

SP: James Shields

SP: Clay Hensley

SP: John Maine

RP: Jorge Julio, Ryan Dempster (see Matthews)

RP: Octavio Dotel (they can win 70-75 games now)

RP: Todd Coffey (nice camp, Hermanson out, Weathers may not stick)


I like your pitcher picks. Almost all those guys are on the way up, in terms of skill and value, specifically Hensley, Shields and Maine.
Posted by nayfel at 4/1/2007 2:20:00 PM
Second that emotion on Jamie Shields.
Posted by Erickson at 4/2/2007 2:40:00 PM
What are your thoughts about Richie Sexson this year?
Posted by jtopper at 4/2/2007 2:59:00 PM
I like the Matthews pick. Even if he was on HGH last year, MLB still doesn't have a test for it. So there's nothing stopping him from taking it this year (cynical, I know). I got him for $2 in a 10-team, MLB universe, $285-cap keeper league (with serious inflation).

Granted I'm writing this after his opening day gem, but the Hernandez pick is good too. How many 20-year-olds have ever Ked 176 in 190 innings while only walking 60? His K/BB will show continued to improvement this year, and 190 IP, 190 K, 60 BB is well within reach (I just noticed that's strikingly similar to the RotoWire projection). When a few more of the balls in play go for outs, and his ERA ends up at 3.60, his owners are going to be very happy they have him.
Posted by iceguy at 4/3/2007 1:31:00 PM
Felix's opening-day start resonated like Nirvana, 1991. The pitching line doesn't do it justice. I hope you all got to see it live.
Posted by spianow at 4/3/2007 2:38:00 PM
Maybe this wasn't the best blog to post on Richie Sexson, but I must say "Sexson fits" ... two homers in two days for the veteran 1B nobody wanted in my drafts
Posted by jtopper at 4/3/2007 8:49:00 PM
I'll admit I was down on Richie into the season. I don't like getting no speed *and* taking the batting average risk. So far, he's ahead of the argument.
Posted by spianow at 4/5/2007 12:31:00 PM

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