RotoGraphs Audio: The Sleeper and the Bust 10/23/2014

Episode 175

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Zach Sanders and Nicholas Minnix talk end-of-season second basemen rankings, which went up on Monday, as well as what they think of 2015 prospects for some of those second basemen, including: Kolten Wong, Dee Gordon, Jose Altuve, Ben Zobrist, Rougned Odor, Jonathan Schoop, and Scooter Gennett. The analysts also break into some discussion about some general auction and draft strategy related to the position.

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Thanks to Ian Miller, aka Teen Archer, for the intro/outro music. Approximately 98 minutes of joyous analysis.

Nicholas Minnix oversaw baseball content for six years at KFFL, where he held the loose title of Managing Editor for seven and a half before he joined FanGraphs. He played in both Tout Wars and LABR from 2010 through 2014. Follow him on Twitter @NicholasMinnix.

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Matthew Tobin

Two things worry me about Altuve:
1) He was never regarded elite in regards to speed. He isn’ terribly fast, just a good base runner. That worries me for a drop off.
2)The BABIP. Career average LD and he was swinging more.

I’d bet on 2012 Altuve and not 2014 Altuve.