27 February 2006

Draft Season has begun

So the fantasy baseball draft season has begun and I've had one live draft so far. Pretty happy with the results ... But I think I'll list my picks for sleepers for the 2006 fantasy baseball season, just for kicks

C - Javier Valentin (CIN) - Anybody notice his .882 OPS, 14 HR and 50 RBI last season in ~221 AB? Not bad for a part timer catcher
1B - Kevin Youkilis (BOS) - I guess this year proves if he's worth it or not.
2B - Placido Palanco (DET) - He has a starting job and last year posted an .829 OPS in 501 AB. Good solid performer in a shallow position.
3B - Garrett Atkins (COL) - Tough call but he put up 13/89 in 519 AB. Nothing like a young hitter in Denver
OF - Jason Michaels (CLE) - .399 OPS in 221 AB in Philly and now has a starting job in Cleveland ... a little old though.
OF - Matt Murton (CHC) - If Dusty sticks with him. He put up 7/14 in 140 AB with a .907 OPS last year.
OF - John Rodriguez (STL) - He's in the starting mix, definitely if someone gets hurt. .817 OPS in 149 AB with 5 HR to boot.
SP - Jae Seo (LAD) - In a good pitchers park against weak NL West lineups (although he has to pitch in Denver more). Post a 1.18 WHIP and 59/16 K/BB in 91 IP.
SP - Daniel Cabrera (BAL) - Lots of K's and now Leo Mazzone as pitching coach. All signs point to good.
RP - Aaron Heilman (NYM) - He could pitch anywhere in the staff, but was primarily an RP last year where he posted a 1.15 WHIP to go with 106 K and 37 BB.

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