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100-199 ABs In 2008

Finishing up our series, let's look at players who received 100-199 big league ABs in 2008.  ADP data from MDC.

  • Travis Hafner - 198 ABs.  He's an 18th round pick following a worthless 2008.  Hafner had arthroscopic shoulder surgery in October.  I'm inclined to roll the dice on him late.
  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia - 198 ABs.  Salty's path to playing time improved slightly when Gerald Laird was dealt.  With 350 ABs, he could be worth a few bucks.
  • Miguel Montero - 184 ABs.  Montero could be worth a few bucks if he finds a starting gig via trade.  The Red Sox are known to have interest.
  • Jorge Posada - 168 ABs.  Posada had shoulder surgery in July.  If he bounces back, he's very solid in the 17th round.
  • Brandon Wood - 150 ABs.  Could pop 25 HR and steal 10 bags with a .250 average if he plays full-time.
  • J.R. Towles - 146 ABs.  A year ago Towles and Geovany Soto were the two big catcher sleepers.  Don't give up on Towles yet, as he still has 10/10 potential.  The Astros haven't brought in anyone of note to catch.
  • Rafael Furcal - 143 ABs.  As a sixth round pick, drafters certainly aren't treating him like he missed most of the season.  This is why it's comforting to get one of the Big Three shortstops.
  • Russell Branyan - 132 ABs.  The Mariners want to give him more playing time than ever.  Could flirt with 30 HR with 450 ABs.
  • Ryan Freel - 131 ABs.  If he can stay healthy for 400 ABs he should swipe 20.
  • Daniel Murphy - 131 ABs.  Quiet 10/10 candidate with 400 ABs, which he should get unless the Mets sign someone.
  • Brett Gardner - 127 ABs.  Even in a half season could steal 20.
  • Nelson Cruz - 115 ABs.  With 500 ABs you might be looking at 30 HR, 15 steals.  He's being drafted in the 13th round now.
  • Nick Johnson - 109 ABs.  More of an OBP league sleeper if anything.
  • Chris Dickerson - 102 ABs.  If the Reds don't sign anyone, Dickerson could flirt with 20/20 (with a poor AVG).


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