Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kansas City Royals: DOs and DON'Ts

  • DO consider 1B Billy Butler on the verge of becoming a top-10 1B option. Expect 30/100/.300 in 2010. Grab him in the 7th Round after guys like Carlos Pena and Lance Berkman are taken.
  • DON'T YOU DARE draft Jason Kendall in any format. I'd rather leave the roster spot empty than throw away 500 ABs for 25 extra-base hits and a .240 BA. Look elsewhere!
  • DO pat yourself on the back if you drafted SP Zack Greinke in 2009. You were rewarded with a Cy Young from an 11th round pick. He will cost you a 3rd or 4th round pick in 2010.
  • DON'T keep waiting for 3B Alex Gordon to live up to his potential. If you are considering drafting him, you've got bigger problems. Look elsewhere for guys that will be on the field like Casey McGehee and Edwin Encarnacion.
  • DO draft CL Joakim Soria around the 100th pick. If the Royals actually win some games and Joakim's healthy, he brings it with these nice career numbers: 2.09 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 9.98 K/9
  • DON'T expect much out of their current outfield (see below).
Players I'd be willing to use a late-round pick on:
  • OF Rick Ankiel (20 HR, .250 BA)
  • OF Scott Podsednik (10 HR, 30 SB, .300 BA)
  • OF Jose Guillen (20 HR, .260 BA)
  • OF David DeJesus (15 HR, .280 BA)
  • SP Gil Meche (10-12 Wins, 4.50 ERA)

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