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16 team 8x8 scoring head to head.
Asdrubal or Willingham?? Do I go with a proven commodity at a relatively shallow SS position (16 team!) or the potential power output of Willy?? thanks in advance!
I'd take Willy every time. Power OF vs. a mid road SS who doesn't crank in any si...
I'd take Willy every time. Power OF vs. a mid road SS who doesn't crank in any single category?
You can draft Simmons/Segura and bank on SB help at a much later draft pick. This is H2H and mid round guys who do a little bit of each but nothing over the top aren't helpful. You pick Power or Speed in those guys.
In a deep league like that those 25+ home runs and RBIs, even with some regression, are go...
In a deep league like that those 25+ home runs and RBIs, even with some regression, are going to be worth more than anything Cabrera can provide, even if it's when you trade him later in the season.
This is via FanGraphs:
"The former Marlin, National, & Athletic had a career year in his Minnesota debut, setting career highs in homers (35), RBI (110), and wOBA (.380). Despite the fact that he’s headed into his age-34 season, Willingham is a decent bet to put up another solid year, because it’s not like he had some wildly unsustainable rates holding up his 2012; he’s actually been one of the more consistent players around dating back to 2006. His BABIP of .287 was actually identical to what it was with Oakland in 2011, and his batted ball rates were all largely around his career norms. The one big change is that his HR/FB rate shot to 21.2% when it had never been above 17.5%, but that can be pretty easily attributed to playing in Target Field; he’s a dead-pull power hitter, and his home park is pretty friendly to righty power. I would never suggest that you can “count on” a guy like Willingham repeating a year like that at his age, but there’s not much here to suggest that it was a completely fluke season, and so he’s worth owning."