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The last twenty comments in true blog fasion, with the links to their authors and the player commented upon.

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Daric Barton Toronto Blue Jays
The only modern players who he comps with are Derreck Lee, Reggie Smith, and Keith Hernandez. Not bad company. #1 comp overall through age 22- Wally Pipp. Keep an eye on the next A's firstbaseman who comes along. He could be Lou Gehrig.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 2 '09
So bad, over so many PAs. Is he going to be Mark Teahen?
Mike Landau ML-
Jan 2 '09
Bobby Crosby Milwaukee Brewers
I bid $13 (late) on Brendan Harris just so I wouldn't have to watch 6 months of this guy flailing at the ball. From that perspective, it was well worth it.
Mike Landau ML-
Jan 2 '09
Eric Hinske Arizona Diamondbacks
Well worth my dollar, Slyke, though you had to wonder (as I did) why he was left off the playoff roster for several lesser talents (Ben Zobrist?)...I mean, you gotta dance with the girl who brought you to the prom.
Mike Landau ML-
Jan 2 '09
Fernando Rodney Houston Astros
Is he the closer? Todd Jones is retired. Zumaya has been injured all over his body. Rodney is starting to get older.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 2 '09
David Wright New York Mets
When I bid $38 for a player, I'm quite satisfied to get $39 back; I'm not looking for profits, just a safe place to put a chunk of money while I make very iffy bets on lesser players.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 2 '09
Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels
His best year yet, compared per at-bat to the average player.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 2 '09
When I bid $12 for a player, I'm hoping for at least a $6 profit, while recognizing that I could be getting a player who barely earns $10. I think Mike and I, in retrospect, had just about the right take on Polanco.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 2 '09
Brandon Morrow Chicago Cubs
I think the M's will entertain the notion of Rowland-Smith as closer. I still believe Heilman will eventually start for them.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 2 '09
Robinson Cano New York Mets
Quite obviously, I had the worst bet on him last year (Peter, in mixed leagues, is closer to me than Mike); I'm pretty sure, when we roll out our bids in February, I'll still be Cano's biggest fan. If he starts out hot, he'll be the batting champ.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 2 '09
Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles
The comp, now, is Adam Dunn. But when it's all said and done it will be Willie McCovey.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 2 '09
Brandon Morrow Chicago Cubs
I'd keep him in the pen as the closer. He can get through one inning with his fastball. Heilman maybe can, Batista for sure can't.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 2 '09
Here's hoping the M's keep Morrow in the rotation, and use either Heilman or Batista as closer.
Dan Domike SeattleDan
Jan 2 '09
David Purcey Chicago White Sox
He will be almost guaranteed the third role for the Jays, though I'm still not convinced...
Christian Giaconi-Bonaguro Truck101
Jan 2 '09
Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles
Marcel's has him at .288. That's a simple 3 year progressive average. Tango says that Marcel is just as accurate as any fancy projection. ZIPS doesn't have the Rangers up yet.

Age 20 A- 277/343/534
Age 21 A+ 298/340/573
Age 21 AA 294/371/688
Age 22 AA 333/376/618
Age 22AAA 333/402/685
Age 22MLB 285/331/549

Wow! His K rate is pretty high. But he's hit 36 and 40 combined HR over the past two years. Given his propensity to K 150+ times I can't see him batting higher than .275. If he can cut that down, .290 is definitely possible. If he can raise his walk rate the 150 Ks should hurt him quite as much. He's never been a huge walker.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jan 1 '09
Brandon Morrow Chicago Cubs
Bedard, Felix, Washburn, Silva, Batista, Rowland-Smith, and now Heilman in the mix for starts. Sure, the back end of the rotation gets iffy pretty quickly, but does Morrow stay a starter or is he back in the pen?
Thomas Odom Mendoza
Jan 1 '09
Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles
Agreed that the power is there. What's the over/under on BA with this guy?
Thomas Odom Mendoza
Jan 1 '09
So that's a good question...I have him at a buck. Is there any upside at all to this guy?
Thomas Odom Mendoza
Jan 1 '09
Billy Butler Oakland Athletics
I agree with Mike.

The fact the Royals traded for Jacobs shows they are not ready to move him to 1B just yet, but they still love his bat.

He will put it together soon, but it might not be this year.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 1 '09
Looks like he will open the season as the Royals' starting 2B.

No power, bad base runner, but can hit for a decent average.

He has put up decent numbers in the PCL, but nowhere else.

No more than a buck.

Keith Cromer Slyke
Jan 1 '09

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