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im in a keeper league AND i have a dilemma on my hands as ive been offered the following trade:
Justin Upton (ME)
idk what to do. Upton has been struggling mightily these last few months BUT in a keeper league, he's probably one of the brightest young talents for years to come. Also, he's ONLY 20 yrs old at the moment. To counter this point, Hunter Pence has been solid this season. He also is young, BUT he recently turned 25 yrs old a month or so ago. It doesn't sound fair in the future.
What should I do?
At the moment, my keepers stand as this:
-Justin Upton (OR Hunter Pence)
Anyhow, thanks in advance...any help would be appreciated :)
get rid of jeter and suzuki....but to answer your question, i'd rather have pence, he's been nothing but solid from day aside from a mini slump this season when he was switched around in the batting order, upton has never shown me much at the major league level. PENCE
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DEfinatley have to keep upton if for no other reason that the team he is on. He will end up grabbing more runs and RBIs THIS year than pence, not to mention power up side. His hot start was not a fluke and he will come around. If you feel you need to trade him, get a better deal than just hunter.
Id go with Pence....Hell at 25 hes prolly just starting to reach his potential...hes been solid this year but had a few rough patches as well and still has decent numbers all around...he should settle in and reach full speed soon.
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No no no no no!!!!!!! Just because you have a lot of strike outs doesn't mean you don't have a good eye. What if you swing and miss at a ball right down the middle of the plate. Is that not having a good eye? Check out how many walks he is drawing. He is only 20 years old so he gets excited and misses a lot, but give him a couple of years and he is going to be better than his brother. Five tool players mean they can hit for avg, power, have speed, an arm, and are good defenders. Isn't that how everyone explains Upton? You don't get drafted #1 when you are 17 for nothing. Nothing against Pence. I think he is good but maybe a little over rated. The year he had last year will probably never happen again. He is a .280 batter with 25-30 hrs, 80-90 rbi's, and 20 steals. But that is on a good year. I think Upton will easily match those numbers, plus Upton is on a better team. And to wrap up I just wanted to say that Pence turns 26 next year. Everyone knows that 26 is the cursed year. It's a fact. Look at Alex Rios (26). Gotta go Upton.
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I mean bothe have tremendous upside but pence is more of an all around hitter than upton who is a real power hitter. the strike outs hurt him a lot more than pence though. I have both guys on my team and upton doesn't hit that many home runs consecutively and due to his bad at bats he sits. Pence hits a lot and gets alot of RBIs. Pence would be my pick
- 1 Reply to Boyd
Its depends on your mindset. If you are out of it and are planning for next year keep Upton, if you want to win now and might be able to take Pence. I will say this, you seem like you are tryign to find every reason to keep Upton, if you really aren't sure then stick with your gut and keep him.
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