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All-Sleeper Team 2005

Valadius
Aug 31 2005 12:52 PM

The 2005 season has seen its share of surprises. I'd like to list my All-Sleeper Team of the year:

C - Ryan Doumit, Pit & Miguel Olivo, SD
1B - Derrek Lee, ChC & Dan Johnson, Oak
2B - Brian Roberts, Bal & Jorge Cantu, TB
SS - Jhonny Peralta, Cle & Felipe Lopez, Cin
3B - David Wright, NYM & Morgan Ensberg, Hou
LF - Cliff Floyd, NYM & Carlos Lee, Mil
CF - Ken Griffey Jr., Cin & Andruw Jones, Atl
RF - Jonny Gomes, TB & Jeff Francoeur, Atl

Utility - Chone Figgins, LAA

SP - John Patterson, Was
SP - Chris Capuano, Mil
SP - Jon Garland, ChW
SP - Chris Carpenter, StL
RP - Derrick Turnbow, Mil
RP - Chad Cordero, Was
RP - Todd Jones, Fla

OlerudOwned
Aug 31 2005 12:59 PM

Derrek Lee and Andruw Jones arent really sleepers, just having monster seasons. Carlos Lee is a sleeper, unfairly to him, because he had a monster season with the White Sox last year. Figgins made a name for himself last season already filling in everywhere and anywhere. Other than that, its a good list.

GYC
Aug 31 2005 01:18 PM

If you want to add another RP, how about Roberto Hernandez?

Rotblatt
Aug 31 2005 01:24 PM

Francoeur should probably be on there somewhere, and maybe Tony Clark as well.

Nice idea, though, and good execution!

Valadius
Aug 31 2005 01:45 PM

Francoeur is on there, platooning in RF with Jonny Gomes.

Tony Clark is a nice choice. I forgot about him for a moment, but ultimately he probably would have missed the list because he's not exactly an everyday player.

sharpie
Aug 31 2005 01:53 PM

Kinda desperate with those catchers, Doumit and Olivo haven't been tearing it up.

Chase Utley should prolly be there too.

Edgy DC
Aug 31 2005 01:55 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Aug 31 2005 02:50 PM

Clark's been number-one for a while.

Many sleepers, almost by definition, won't open the season as a starter.

OlerudOwned
Aug 31 2005 01:56 PM

Chad Tracy is having a very good year under the radar, and can play the IF and OF corners.

.293/20HR/50RBI/.342OBP

Valadius
Aug 31 2005 01:57 PM

Stats for the past month:

Ryan Doumit: .371, 2 HR, 13 RBI
Miguel Olivo: .305, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 2 SB

Elster88
Aug 31 2005 02:00 PM

The only surprise about Cornelius is his lack of injury, so I guess he counts?

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sharpie
Aug 31 2005 02:01 PM

One month does not a season make.

Season stats:

Doumit 4-27-253
Olivo 9-33-205 (with a stellar 236 obp).

Ramon Castro is better than either of them.

Beenso
Aug 31 2005 04:17 PM

Olivo was supposed to be a sleeper, but he was awful all year...only til he got traded has he been doing good.

Beenso
Aug 31 2005 04:19 PM

Morgan Ensberg has been a heck of a sleeper....

He was good 2 years ago, but really fell of last year.

OlerudOwned
Aug 31 2005 04:21 PM

Beenso wrote:
Morgan Ensberg has been a heck of a sleeper....

He was good 2 years ago, but really fell of last year.
There was talk of him going back to the minors if he didnt start producing this year. Safe to say he's staying up.

DocTee
Aug 31 2005 06:41 PM

Super Sleeper:: Noah Lowry