Fantasy Baseball Roundtable: Undraftable players

This week’s Fantasy Baseball Roundtable was hosted by Adam Ronis at Newsday. The question posed by Adam:

Do you have players that you will absolutely not draft even if they fall far in snake drafts or go cheaply in an auction and if so why? Include examples.

Check it out here. I found it interesting that some of the guys did indeed say that there were otherwise draftable players who they wouldn’t draft regardless of circumstance. Obviously, as you can see by my response, I feel differently.


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Mark
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Mark

No way I would ever draft Derek Jeter.  Not even in the 24th round.  Go Bosox!

Jon
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Jon

As I posted on Newsday site, you seem to be one of the few guys in that group that actually has a clue.  Congratulations.  I wish there was an RSS of specifically your writing at THT.  Is there one that I’m missing?

Thanks…

Beanster
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Beanster

Maybe I’m old fashioned but each year I do exclude known cheaters, wife/girlfriend abusers or guys who just give me the creeps.

Jon
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Jon

Who does that include this year?  Brian Giles?  So you wouldn’t take Giles for $1 in an NL-only league?

Derek Carty
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Derek Carty

Jon,
Glad to hear that you liked my answer and will be reading my stuff.  There’s no RSS specifically for me, but I would highly recommend giving the other THT Fantasy writers a chance.  I think we have one of the best teams of writers on the internet, and we’ve only got more good stuff planned for the future.

Jon
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Jon

Do you know if there’s a feed for just the fantasy stuff?  I love the writing here, but I can only find one feed:

http://www.hardballtimes.com/Fmain/content/rss_2.0/

And that seems to have everything from the site.

Unfortunately it’s just too much, with 10-20 posts per day.  I wish there was a way to filter it down to just the fantasy stuff, which I can tag differently and read much more religiously.

Derek Carty
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Derek Carty

That we can do for you smile

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/rss/fantasy_sum/

Or if that doesn’t work, there’s a link on the side of this page underneath the blurb about Heater and above the Statistics section.  Or on the main page, there’s a “Subscribe to THT” section on the right side with all kinds of RSS options.

Jon
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Jon

Awesome, thanks!  Can’t believe I missed all those links…

Derek Carty
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Derek Carty

Haha, no problem.

jtgodwin
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jtgodwin

Derek,
You said you would not draft Mike Jacobs because of a negitive value.
I have Mike Jacobs on one of my team and plan to use him in a platoon with Jason Giambi. I had planned to use which ever is facing RH starting pitcher. Splits show that both Giambi and Jacobs absolutely mash RH pitching. Your thoughts?

Derek Carty
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Derek Carty
jtgodwin, Here are some splits for Jacobs: 2008 +——-+———-+———-+ | CT% | BABIP | AB/HR | +——-+———-+———-+ | 70% | 0.250 |  17 | | 77% | 0.268 |  14 | +——-+———-+———-+ 2007 +——-+———-+———-+ | CT% | BABIP | AB/HR | +——-+———-+———-+ | 73% | 0.356 |  21 | | 77% | 0.298 |  27 | +——-+———-+———-+ 2006 +——-+———-+———-+ | CT% | BABIP | AB/HR | +——-+———-+———-+ | 70% | 0.233 |  44 | | 79% | 0.313 |  21 | +——-+———-+———-+ The top line is against LHP and the bottom is against RHP.  It does appear that Jacobs is… Read more »
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