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    All Breakout Team

    Ok, here is a fun, maybe way to occupy some time. Make two teams, one for each league, comprised of players you think will have "breakout" seasons. Include starters at each position, 1 LHP and 1 RHP starter. omit relievers and closers.

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    Re: All Breakout Team

    In the NL:

    I'll be adding players after some research:

    C Ronnie Paulino - Good OBP numbers, but about as much power as my 8 year old daughter. If he develops any power to go with that OBP, he could be a force behind the plate.
    1B Fielder - That was a pretty impressive rookie year.
    2B FeLo - I think he makes the rest of the league take notice that he's a premier leadoff hitter.
    3B Edwin Encarnacion - 500 PA's and nearly 30 HR's will make him the breakout 3B.
    SS Stephen Drew - oy flippin vey!
    RF Carlos Quentin - 9 HR's in 166 AB's. Hot streak or a sign of things to come?
    CF I'm beginning to wonder if there is a breakout CF. Deno if Jr. moves to right?
    LF Josh Willingham - 2006 May have been his breakout year, but 2007 could really put him on the map. I'd also keep an eye on Chris Duncan. That is one freakish build.
    LHP Zack Duke
    RHP Anthony Reyes
    Last edited by TRF; 01-04-2007 at 10:41 AM. Reason: Adding to the list.
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    Re: All Breakout Team

    I don't have time for a full team, but I'll throw a few out:

    C:
    1B: Prince Fielder - Could hit 40 HR at just 23
    2B: Howie Kendrick - .361/.405/.570 in the minors - think Soriano, but actually 23, a better glove, and more contact. Felipe Lopez like speed.
    SS: Stephen Drew
    3B: EE - All aboard! Alex Gordon is a close 2nd but might be a year away.
    LF Matt Murton - Cubs wouldn't know solid production if it bit them in the face. Reminds me of a young Bobby Abreu minus the speed.
    CF
    RF

    SP Cole Hamels - After the AS last year; 87.2 IP, 101 SO, 24 BB, 3.39 ERA, 1.10 WHIP -- just turned 23. Think Roy Oswalt levels of performance.
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    Re: All Breakout Team

    Hmmm...I, like you, will start now and fill in as I go.

    C: Brian McCann. Establishes himself as the premier offensive C in the NL.
    1B: Sceff Coberg. He plays the game the right way.
    2B: Rickie Weeks. I think he makes the first of many ASG's this year.
    3B: EE - duh.
    SS: Hanley Ramirez. He breaks through as an official "superstar" this year.
    OF: Andre Ethier or Matt Kemp, whichever gets the most AB's. Both studs.
    OF: Matt Holliday. Will have a mammoth year.
    OF: Delmon Young. An idiot, but a total stud.
    P: Homer Bailey. Duh.
    P: Matt Garza. Like this guy a lot.
    P: Scott Kazmir. Possible Cy Young candidate.
    P: Felix Hernandez. Some of the best stuff I've ever seen.
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    Re: All Breakout Team

    C: Joe Mauer (I know...that one's a stretch. But the power happens this year), Russell Martin

    1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Conor Jackson, James Loney (Couldn't find anyone in AL I liked, so here's three NL)

    2B: Howie Kendrick, Rickie Weeks

    SS: Bobby Crosby, Khalil Greene

    3B: Andy Marte, EdE

    OF: Alex Rios, Nick Markakis, Delmon Young
    Jeremy Hermida, Willy Taveras, Josh Willingham

    LHP: Jeremy Sowers, Rich Hill

    RHP: Brandon McCarthy, Brett Myers (here comes the BIG year)

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    Re: All Breakout Team

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski View Post
    Hmmm...I, like you, will start now and fill in as I go.

    C:
    1B:
    2B: Rickie Weeks. I think he makes the first of many ASG's this year.
    3B: EE - duh.
    SS: Hanley Ramirez. He breaks through as an official "superstar" this year.
    OF:
    OF:
    OF:
    P: Homer Bailey. Duh.
    P: Matt Garza. Like this guy a lot.
    P:
    P: Felix Hernandez. Some of the best stuff I've ever seen.
    C - Chris Iannetta
    1B - Fielder
    2B - Weeks
    3B - EE
    SS - Zobrist
    OF - Brad Wilkerson
    OF - Chris Burke
    OF - Brad Hawpe
    LP - Jonathon Sanchez
    RP - David Bush

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    Re: All Breakout Team

    RP - King Felix
    LP - Cole Hamels
    C - Laird
    1B - Cecil Jr
    2B - Kinsler
    SS - Drew
    3B - Gordon
    OF - Quentin
    OF - Hart
    OF - Baldelli

    I think Denorfia will if he gets the chance.
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    Re: All Breakout Team

    P--Jeremy Sowers
    RP--Cordero (Brewers)
    2B--Felipe Lopez
    1st--Shealy

    While I recognize that at least two of the players above have had good seasons already, I don't think their names have reached critical mass in the baseball world. I think F. Cordero and Lopez are primed for monster seasons, particularly Cordero, who I think will save a ton of games for the Brewers--possibly leading them to their first division title. They seem prepped for it. We shall see if Sheets can stay healthy.
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    Re: All Breakout Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    P--Jeremy Sowers
    RP--Cordero (Brewers)
    2B--Felipe Lopez
    1st--Shealy
    Good call on shealy

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    Re: All Breakout Team

    Yup, FCB, FeLo will shine @ 2B this season, IMO.

    3B - EE better have a BIG season, b/c we're in deep doo-doo (err, deepER doo-doo?) if he doesn't

    CF - Put Deno in CF for an entire season and he won't disappoint
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    Re: All Breakout Team

    p-Sowers
    1b-Fielder
    2b-Kendrick
    SS-Zobrist
    3b-Gordon
    OF-Lind
    OF- Cory Hart
    OF-Adam Jones
    C- Russ Martin

    others for consideration .......................... Homer Bailey, Joe Saunders, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew,
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    Re: All Breakout Team

    And in the AL:

    C Mike Napoli - He's the starter now for the Angels. Good power and a decent OBP
    1B Ryan Garko
    2B Kinsler
    3B Part of me wants to say Blalock even though he's had good seasons, but I'll go with Teahen
    SS Jason Bartlett
    RF WMP - 5th in the AL in HR's by a RF, though some of those came while he was in CF.
    CF Granderson
    LF Melky Cabrera
    LHP Scott Kazmir - If he's healthy, I'd say 180+ IP might make him the best LHP in the AL next year.
    RHP Dan Haren - He might be better than Harden this year.
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    Re: All Breakout Team

    NL

    C - Chris Snyder
    1B -
    2B - Willie Aybar
    SS - Khalil Greene
    3B -
    OF - Corey Hart
    OF - Chris Denorfia
    OF - Carlos Quentin
    SP - Anthony Reyes
    SP - Rich Hill
    SP - Ian Snell

    AL

    C - Jeff Mathis
    1B - Ryan Garko
    2B - Esteban German
    SS -
    3B - B.J. Upton
    OF - Nick Markakis
    OF - Joey Gathright
    OF - Willy Mo Pena
    SP - Joe Blanton
    SP - Jorge de la Rose
    SP - Daniel Cabrera
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    Re: All Breakout Team

    I had forgotten about Upton. I didn't realize they moved him from SS.
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    Re: All Breakout Team

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I had forgotten about Upton. I didn't realize they moved him from SS.
    He's only 22 even though it seems like he's been around forever. Kid's got a big future.

    I think the D-Rays are nuts for having moved him to 3B, but what do you want from an organization that's re-defining futility?
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