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Postby piniella » Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:39 pm

how many AB will he see this year? how will he rate in the OF position?
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Postby shortsavage » Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:44 pm

I bet he will see about 400 at bats. He is not worth drafting as an OF right now.
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Postby Spartans Rule » Sun Mar 14, 2004 6:46 pm

Wilson has a nice AB/HR ratio and was looking like a pretty nice sleeper until Mondesi came on board. Now he's back in the utility type role. I'd figure him for about 350 AB.

How will Wilson rate in the OF position? He won't. If you're starting him in the OF, may God have mercy on your soul. His value lies in qualifying at C. He could be a serviceable starting C or a decent backup at C/1B/OF. Nothing more.
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Postby zEli173 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 10:42 pm

His spring has, thus far, been fantastic so I wouldn't rule him out as a regular just yet.

He could very well be a top 5 catcher if he qualifies and if he plays.
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Postby titanut » Mon Mar 15, 2004 10:53 pm

I think(hope) Wilson is the ultimate sleeper as a Catcher. With his
power, how can he not play, it's not like the Pirates have great
options.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:21 pm

titanut wrote:I think(hope) Wilson is the ultimate sleeper as a Catcher. With his
power, how can he not play, it's not like the Pirates have great
options.


Well, yeah, but that's been true for about 3 years and the Pirates still won't give him a shot at a full-time job.
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Postby Stone Cold » Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:56 pm

I think Wilson will win the starting 1B spot. This spring he has a .444AVG, 4HR's, 10RBI, 23 total bases.
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Postby Mean One » Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:46 am

He is guaranteed one of the five bench spots this season. I like his power and eligibility as well, but will he be an everyday starter and supplant Randall Simon from the 1B position? :-?

Definitely worth watching through spring training. After LeCroy and J.Phillips with their 1B/C eligibility as well, Wilson rates right up there with them as nice undervalued players to draft in the later rounds for depth purposes at least.

Just my .02 cents. ;-D
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Postby zEli173 » Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:09 am

Can you really be undervalued when you're on every sleeper list known to man?

Phillips strikes me as truly undervalued. While people are going out of there way to draft LeCroy, Phillips is slipping through the crakcs. I took Phillips in a auction last night for a dollar with the very last pick. LeCroy went for $10. ($500 cap)

The two have nearly identica careers so far. Last year Lecroy's production was certainly better in his 345 AB's than Phillips in 403 AB's but it was still awefully close. Couple that with the fact that Phillips is guarenteed a spot in the lineup every day while there are still questions about LeCroy's playing time and I can't help but conclude that Phillips is the true bargain.

Wilsons value is much harder to judge as his playing time is a big huge "?".
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Postby dannahann » Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:18 am

I think around 350 AB as well. He has no value as an OF in mixed leagues. If he qualifies at C in your league, I'd put him in the #9-#12 range (at 350 AB). Earlier this spring I had him a few spots higher but I was also assuming 70 more AB at that time. If it looks like he'll play everyday he rockets up the C rankings (maybe even up to #5).
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