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200-299 ABs In 2008

Recently we looked at hitters who had 300-400 ABs in 2008 in an attempt to find some sleepers.  Let's look at another batch: those who had 200-299 ABs in '08.  All ADP data from Mock Draft Central.

  • Chris Davis - 295 ABs.  We love Davis.  His ADP has already moved from 105.25 when we wrote about him on December 20th to 93.16 today.
  • Elijah Dukes - 276 ABs.  You can draft Dukes in the 19th round.  This is a guy who could flirt with 30/30 if he can manage to stay healthy all year.  Even in the Nats' crowded outfield he shouldn't spend much time benched when healthy.
  • Eugenio Velez - 275 ABs.  Could be a 30 SB guy if he plays full-time.
  • Victor Martinez - 266 ABs.  Seemed healthy in September; I see no reason why he can't bounce back to .300-20-90 this year.  He's going in the seventh round though.
  • Ian Stewart - 266 ABs.  A 19th round pick currently, Stewart could have a 20-90 season if he manages 550 ABs.  Problem is, Garrett Atkins and Todd Helton remain on the club.
  • Jerry Hairston Jr. - 261 ABs.  He's eligible at shortstop and outfield.  If healthy, Hairston could pop 10 HR, steal 20, and score 80+.
  • Jed Lowrie - 260 ABs.  As currently projected, Lowrie doesn't look like a good mixed league pick even with 550 ABs.
  • Hank Blalock - 258 ABs.  Eligible at both corners, could return to 25 HR days.  Like others in this group, a big-time health risk.  Maybe the contract year will help.
  • Juan Rivera - 256 ABs.  Finally healthy, he's a threat for 20 homers.
  • Michael Cuddyer - 249 ABs. Like Rivera, Cuddyer's fantasy rep stems from one good year (2006).
  • Mike Fontenot - 243 ABs.  Playing time would've been easier to come by without Aaron Miles in the mix, but Fontenot could get a few reps at shortstop as well as second base.  The little guy may have 20 HR pop.
  • Emmanuel Burriss - 240 ABs.  Another Giants 30 SB threat in the infield.
  • Brandon Moss - 236 ABs.  The Pirates figure to give him every chance to establish himself as a regular.  He did hit 5 HR in August, so 20 bombs seems feasible.
  • Ryan Spilborghs - 233 ABs.  With Willy Taveras out of the picture, center field is Spilborghs' to lose.  How about a .300 AVG with 15 HR and 15 SBs?
  • Mike Napoli - 227 ABs.  We love Napoli
  • Eric Byrnes - 206 ABs.  Despite a lost season, Byrnes is still a 12th round pick.  Memories of that beautiful 21 HR, 50 SB season in '07.  He will have to earn his playing time this year.
  • Aaron Hill - 205 ABs.  Hill expects to be ready for Opening Day after losing '08 to a concussion.  Worth a flyer in the 20th round
  • Jeff Clement - 203 ABs.  Here's a potential 20 HR catcher we're not hearing much about.  He's going in the 21st round.

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