The same goes for Cunningham, Sogard, and Hairston. Cunningham has underwhelming power for an outfielder (60 career HRs in 1,839 minor-league at-bats) and struck out 19.7 percent of the time in Triple-A last year. Sogard is a gritty 23-year-old that plays above his talent-level, but is a long-shot to make any fantasy impact this year and is not worth keeper consideration. Hairston is a veteran outfielder who had an impressive .380 weighted on-base average (wOBA) with San Diego last year. However, the outfield position is filled with players with much higher upside, so Hairston should only be drafted in five-outfielder leagues (if at all).
Turning down more money from the Mets,
Though we can sit here and discuss the pros and cons of drafting Molina, the bigger story here is how this impacts stud prospect
It appeared as though
First, there's the move to the American League. Second, his K/9 (under 5.0 in the last two years) keeps him from being a prototypical second fantasy SP. Third, prior to his ridiculous 2009 season, Pineiro owned a 5.34 ERA and 1.47 WHIP from 2004-2008 (including 212.1 innings under Duncan).
If he can repeat his 60.5 percent ground ball-rate from last season, then it's feasible that Pineiro can come up with a sub-4.00 ERA and solid enough WHIP. However, there's no point in risking a mid-round pick on him when there are so many other pitchers out there with higher upside and better strikeout potential.
Though he may be one of the sweatiest, dirtiest looking players in baseball,