Dear RotoRob: Knock on Wood
Could Angels shortstop prospect Brandon Wood wind up at third base?
Do you see Brandon Wood starting at third?
I don’t see that happening this year unless Chone Figgins is a total flop defensively. I suppose there’s always the chance that Figgins will shift back into the super sub role again, but I’m pretty sure that you’ll see a combination of Shea Hillebrand, Robb Quinlan and Figgins handling third before that Wood ever sees action there in the bigs this year. Even then, I believe the Angels prefer him as a power hitting shortstop with size.
Wood could use a bit more seasoning and the Angels seem to have enough spare parts that there’s no need to rush him to a new position just for the sake of getting his bat in the lineup ‘ a bat that may not even be major league ready quite yet.
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I am trying to think about strategy and since I will have more money than most, is it worth spending $45 to $50 on Albert Pujols (with 16 teams and $300 cap that is where he will go) or should I instead work on Brandon Webb, Roy Halladay or Jake Peavy – those three will all go for around $30 each – I guess I could try and buy both?
I am really high on Rocco Baldelli – he ended strong in ’07 and I think he is finally healthy enough to have a huge breakout – do you agree? I think I can buy him for around $19?
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How the hell is Pujols even available??? If you’ve got extra cash to spend, $45 to $50 is not unreasonable for Pujols. Trying to get a couple of pitchers is not a bad idea, but given the inherent risks involved with buying pitching, I prefer you anchor your team with a big bat.
Yes, I think Rocco can definitely be had for $19, perhaps even a buck or two less. And I agree that he’s a tremendous pick this season. He’s all about upside for 2007. I can’t believe he’s still only 25!