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Re: 2007 Positional Scarcity

Postby chipper » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:02 pm

Magnus_CA wrote:----UPDATED----

Does everyone agree with this?

Deep Positions - 1B, 3B, SP

Top Heavy but Plentiful - 2B, C

Thin Positions - OF, SS




Totally agree on the SS spot. Not very good options late in the draft. OF is worse than usual, however there are a couple of sleepers late. Seems like the so called "sleepers" at alot of the other positions, aren't so much sleepers anymore.

Agree with your analysis 100% though.
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Postby tgalv » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:04 pm

i don't think SS is slim. there are at least 12 guys who could easily put up decent stats.
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Postby CadensDad » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:53 pm

OF is a bit shallow this year, some guys are getting older and the younger guys havent really come into it yet. In years past I never took a OF before round 7 unless it was a Beltran/Bay/Manny type because it was so deep. But this year it's different
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Postby hot4tx » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:06 pm

Whether you want to call it deep, because there's tons of second-tier second basemen, or shallow because there's only one top-tier 2B, you can't argue that Utley is the top position scarcity guy.

While Reyes is a stud at SS, Jeter, Hanley, Tejada, Rollins, M Young, C Guillen and even F Lopez are much closer to Reyes' production than any of the second-tier second basemen are to Utley's production. Utley compares close to Vlads numbers last year but he plays 2B. Very close!

Now am I saying take Utley over Reyes, no. But as far as man-for-man position scarcity goes, Utley takes the cake.

However if you wait to long on SS or OF you'll hurt your team a lot more than if you wait on a 2B. So position-by-position scarcity I'd say OF then SS.

...but that's just me
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Postby thedude » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:19 pm

SS is that thin this year.


There is Rollins, Reyes, Hanley, Young, Jeter, Tejada, Hall, Drew, Glaus (in Yahoo), Guillén, Lugo, Furcal (hurt), Rentería, Sanchez, and Lopez.

Not to mention sleepers like Tulowitzki, Crosby, and Peralta.


That isn't really thin. Second base is REALLY thin. Second only has one stud, so it really isn't really top heavy (not like catcher that has 3 studs).
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Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:22 pm

SS is fairly deep this year, and I wouldn't call 2B top heavy or C plentiful.
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Postby thedude » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:32 pm

Here is how i would do it:

Deep Positions - 1B, 3B, SP, and SS

Top Heavy but Plentiful - OF and RP

Thin Positions - 2B and C
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Postby bleach168 » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:51 pm

Shallow -> deep

C
2B
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3B
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1B
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Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:53 pm

thedude wrote:Here is how i would do it:

Deep Positions - 1B, 3B, SP, and SS

Top Heavy but Plentiful - OF and RP

Thin Positions - 2B and C

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Postby Krunk City King$ » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:56 pm

I waited on 2B and I have Reyes as a keeper, so I waited on drafting a back up SS.

I ended up drafting Luis Castillo as my starting 2B and I got Jose Vidro off of waivers after the draft.

;-D

I still do not have a backup for Reyes.

:-/

Yes 2B, SS and OF are shallow. :-t
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