Friday, March 19, 2010

San Diego Padres: DOs and DON'Ts

  • DO use your 3rd round pick on 1B Adrian Gonzalez and his attainable 100/40/100/.280 stats. Toss in 120 BBs and a .400 OBP if your league has expanded scoring categories.
  • DON'T miss out on OF Kyle Blanks. He has 20-30 HR potential and will be given every chance to do so batting 5th behind Adrian Gonzalez. His career .304 BA in the minors could translate into a .280 BA in the majors.
  • DO draft SS Everth Cabrera if you are in the need for speed but don't expect much else. He has 30+ SB ability but that could very well come at the price of a .250 BA.
  • DON'T expect too much out of SP Chris Young until he proves he's healthy. He's not worth drafting at this point but be ready to snatch him off waivers if he turns things around.
  • DO assume CL Heath Bell continues to perform like an elite closer (35+ Saves, 9+ K/9) but don't assume he finishes the season with the Padres.
Players I'd be willing to use a late-round pick on:
  • SP Mat Latos (10+ Wins, sub 4.00 ERA, 7 K/9)
  • 3B/OF Chase Headley (20 HR, 10 SB, .280 BA)
  • SP Kevin Correia (10+ Wins, 4.00 ERA, 6 K/9)
  • SU Luke Gregerson (Holds, 10 K/9, Closer potential)
  • RP Mike Adams (Holds, 10 K/9, Closer potential)
  • SP Clayton Richard (10 + Wins, 4.00 ERA, 6 K/9)

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