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Postby Chopper » Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:35 pm

Noah Lowry.
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Postby Zito is God » Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:01 pm

Carpenter, Marquis, Wright, Figgins, Adam Everett (the future of SS's :-) ), Holliday. Don't have time to think of more.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:07 pm

I know it is just the Coors Effect but how bout Vinny Castilla
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Postby hooligan1 » Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:25 am

Izturis, Figgins, Ford...... I doubt Oliver Perez was drafted in many leagues..... Also Carpenter and Burnitz.
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Postby mkultra » Thu Oct 07, 2004 9:59 am

Travis Hafner... who new?
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Postby Sticky Spice » Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:45 am

Hmm to me the topic is asking who had a good year this year, yet is still overlooked. Makes sense since we are all looking for 2005 bargains now.

That's why draft day bargains such as Jason Marquis, Hafner, Rollins, Oliver Perez, etc don't really fit for me.

I would include Tony Batista. The HR's didn't surprise me one bit, but the 12 steals really shocked me. Wouldn't you know, I had owned him the two previous years :-[ He's always been a streaky player, but man when he was hot this year he was getting HR and RBI in huge bunches. It seemed like having Nick Johnson back helped. There was one week in September where Tony had 15 RBI - the most RBI in a week for any player this year (Mon-Sun).

I think the best overlooked tend to fall into two categories. Veterans who have a track record of not doing as well (or injury history) as they did in 2004 and don't appear to be able to reach another level of play, and young guys who are discounted because they weren't hyped before doing well.

Overlooked Vets - Sean Casey, Carlos Pena's 2nd half, Chris Carpenter, Carlos Silva, Kenny Rogers' wins, Alex Gonzalez FLA, Scott Linebrink, Matt Lawton, Ray Durham, Julio Lugo again, Steve Finley, Tom Glavine, Jeff Weaver, Al Leiter, Brett Tomko's 2nd half, Omar Vizquel, Gil Meche's 2nd half, Freel's 37 steals, didn't Lidle have an awesome 2nd half?, Mark Loretta always, Glendon Rusch!?, ...

Overlooked Youth - Bobby Madritsch, David Newhan, Ben Broussard, Akinori Otsuka, Wily Mo Pena's burst, ...

Well I could really go on and on, but keep in mind these are not players I would necessarily want for my own team. Many of them I still don't believe in either. Sometimes going with boring tried and true vets is actually a great strategy for teams in deep leagues.
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Postby j7 » Thu Oct 07, 2004 12:37 pm

Sticky Spice wrote:Overlooked Vets - Sean Casey, Carlos Pena's 2nd half, Chris Carpenter, Carlos Silva, Kenny Rogers' wins, Alex Gonzalez FLA, Scott Linebrink, Matt Lawton, Ray Durham, Julio Lugo again, Steve Finley, Tom Glavine, Jeff Weaver, Al Leiter, Brett Tomko's 2nd half, Omar Vizquel, Gil Meche's 2nd half, Freel's 37 steals, didn't Lidle have an awesome 2nd half?, Mark Loretta always, Glendon Rusch!?, ...

Overlooked Youth - Bobby Madritsch, David Newhan, Ben Broussard, Akinori Otsuka, Wily Mo Pena's burst, ...

Well I could really go on and on, but keep in mind these are not players I would necessarily want for my own team. Many of them I still don't believe in either. Sometimes going with boring tried and true vets is actually a great strategy for teams in deep leagues.


i like this list alot. the ones i think can be good next year are Silva, Meche, Weaver, Leiter, Freel, defenitly Loretta, and Corey Lidle. out of the youth i'd take Madritsch, Otsuka (not that young but still new), and Wily Mo

im not sure if he's over-looked but if Maddux is regaining his old form, he could be a good bargain.

also - Durazo, Wilkerson, Kendall, Baldelli, and Kevin Mench

theres alot of new call-ups that get passed by sometimes (Jorge Cantu, Jess Crain)
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Postby The Thrill » Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:03 pm

I would say Durazo, Alou and Varitek are some players whose performances in 2004 may have gone unnoticed.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:16 pm

My favorite couple o' corner guys once the tried-and-true are gone:

1b - Morneau, Min
3b - DWright, NYM (check the steals!)
• Aaron Hill: Avoids DL Jul 12 (RotoWire)
• Aaron Hill: Headed for DL Jul 12 (RotoWire)
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