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Kelly Shoppach Seattle Mariners
Before bidding him beyond a solid backup catcher, ask yourself who is the better hitter, Shoppach or Ryan Garko? To me last year was luck extremes in both cases and the answer is easy: Garko. Given his 33% K rate and 43% FB rate, Shoppach is a very good bet to lose 30 points or more off his BA. Then you get two months of pain followed by next to nothing. Bump up Garko a few bucks.
Gene McCaffrey GeneM
Feb 18 '09
Chris Perez Los Angeles Dodgers
Pretty well, pretty well. (Pancho's pointing out that we were showing the hitting stats for Chris Perez.)
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 18 '09
David Ortiz Boston Red Sox
I agree. Mike is more bullish. As is Peter. When the different dynamics of mixed, 5x5 and 4x4 leagues are taken into account, I'm third on the list, both years.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 18 '09
Curtis Granderson Miami Marlins
Remember, Granderson started the year on the DL last year on the disabled list, missing 3 weeks. While that doesn't totally explain the drop in SB, it is more than 10% of the season.

I don't watch enough Tigers games to know whether he's a headfirst slider on steals, but if so, a hand injury would reduce SB attempts.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 18 '09
Chris Perez Los Angeles Dodgers
Not a very good at-bat. How well did he pitch?
Frank Smith Pancho
Feb 18 '09
Ron Hunt New York Mets
Not much of a slugger, but very adept at being hit. 243 HBPs in his career.
Frank Smith Pancho
Feb 18 '09
With a BPV of 123 in 2008, he's in elite closer neighborhood, or so says BF.
Frank Smith Pancho
Feb 18 '09
Curtis Granderson Miami Marlins
Obviously a lot of Granderson's value hinges on the SB, especially in a 4x4 format. Jim leyland just said he wants Curtis to be more aggressive on the basepaths, that he was tentative last year.

I think this statement is pretty important. When a guy's SB's drop, you wonder if it's because he's lost a step, or if the manager's philosophy has changed (ie. don't make outs on the basepaths because there are such good hitters behind you), etc.

If Leyland is indeed going to encourage him to run more it's only going to help his value for 2009.
Chris  Patterson YoLaTengo
Feb 18 '09
Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees
What a lying putz!
Frank Smith Pancho
Feb 18 '09
Ron Hunt New York Mets
What a gem! Any power that was there just evaporated after the age of 23. Curious. I know very little about this guy (I'm a young'n I suppose), but was there an injury in '65 that permanently sapped his power?
Shawn Douglas ShawnD
Feb 18 '09
The answer that comes to mind (if you've been watching baseball since well before 1963!) to Eugene's question in Ausmus thread.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 18 '09
Brad Ausmus Los Angeles Dodgers
His SLG was lower than his OBP for the third time in four years. Has that ever been done before?
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 17 '09
Kila Ka'aihue Washington Nationals
Ooooh, the projector. Can't wait.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 17 '09
Nobody wants an old righty unless it's John Smoltz and he's not even THAT old.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 17 '09
David Ortiz Boston Red Sox
Actually I think Mike is more bullish. 5x5 mitigates values for the top players b/c the extra more distributed counting stat of Runs.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 17 '09
Brad Ausmus Los Angeles Dodgers
If you can see him burning from SEPTA land, he must truly be en fuego.
jeff merk jeffamerk
Feb 17 '09
Oakland fans can certainly get under a players skin but they don't hold a candle to Philly fans.
jeff merk jeffamerk
Feb 17 '09
Kila Ka'aihue Washington Nationals
An R3 in the software.

In addition to actual bid values (for 4x4, 5x5 and mixed leagues), we have these classifications for the reserve rounds:

R1 = prospects who should make a big splash this season

R2 = prospects who might make a medium splash this season

R3 = vets and prospects who don't figure to make much of a splash ever but who still might be useful reserve picks in deep leagues

R4 = prospects whose splash is at least a year away

R5 = prospects whose big splash is at least a year away
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 17 '09
Now that we have a Projector, I'm its biggest fan.

Explanation of the Sort numbers:

For hitters, 1-9 is the expected place in the batting lineup.

For pitchers, 1-10 is the expected role, from No. 1 starter to closer. For teams that show several pitchers with the same number, we are indicating that there will be competition for this role (such as the No. 5 starter) or the roles are interchangeable.

For hitters, Sort # 25 indicates the player is expected to make the team as a bench player.

Sort # 30 = hitter or pitcher that is expected to open the season on the DL

Sort # 40 = player on the team's 40-man roster

Sort # 44 = prospect who doesn't need to be protected yet on the 40-man

Sort # 50 = player coming to spring training with this team, usually on a minor league contract

Sort # 99 = last known address; player most likely is in camp with some other team

Sort # 0 = we aren't quite ready to delete this player from the software because it's such a nuisance to add him back in

In future updates, we will be adding prospects that we missed and deleting fringe players who clearly have reached the end of the line.
Alex Patton Alex
Feb 17 '09
Brad Ausmus Los Angeles Dodgers
Pancho's so on fire that I can see him burning from my house.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Feb 17 '09

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