Sunday, August 31, 2008

FAAB Log Supplemental: September 1, 2008

Scott Elbert
Elbert was pretty highly regarded as a prospect before a labrum injury made his 2007 season disappear. He pitched about 41 1/3 innings this year at AA Jacksonville almost exclusively as a reliever. That's how the Dodgers will use him down the stretch, making his Roto value for 2008 virtually nil. He's only 23 years old, so he's someone worth watching in keeper leagues. Bid $1.

Travis Snider

Snider was the Blue Jays top hitting prospect entering 2008, according to John Sickels. He's had a good news/bad news kind of year this year in the minors, mostly at AA New Hampshire. The good news is that Snider has 23 HR and a .481 SLG, good numbers for any minor leaguer but especially impressive for a 20-year-old at that level. The bad news is that Snider's K/AB rate was high enough to raise some red flags, making some think that Snider might hit .240-.250 in the bigs if he doesn't improve his approach. At his age, I wouldn't sweat that yet, but it also makes me think that he's simply not ready yet. You still should bid $11-13 if you need the OF, just because Snider will probably get a long look down the stretch and will probably get more AB than most of the flotsam and jetsam out there in your deep A.L.-only free agent pool.

1 comment:

rafi said...

just curious, how would you project snider vs nelson cruz, aaron cunningham and mark kotsay.

utlimately, i may say forget all those bats... rajai davis' sb's are calling.