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Dude, let it go. What you're doing here constantly bumping this thread with someone's personal info is far more pathetic than anything Strong has ever done or said on these boards....and that's saying something.
None of that answers the question. It's a yes or no question. If you were drafting a team today and could choose from every player in the major leagues, would you take Michael Taylor before Trout or Harper? You said he was a "better player" than either, so I would assume your answer is yes?
Now you're losing me. I like Taylor as a player and a guy to roster on a fantasy team. But, to say that Michael Taylor is a "better player" than Trout or Harper is asinine. If every roster was dissolved tomorrow and every big league player went into a pool for a total redraft, you think Michael Taylor should be drafted ahead of Trout or Harper?
Dickerson. He probably won't be as good outside of Coors, but this is a guy that when he was healthy last year was an elite player. The ballpark move isn't going to totally destroy him.
I actually agree (pretty much) on all four points. I think there will be some frustrations at times owning both Story and Taylor, but I totally agree they are guys worth getting excited over who have a lot of fantasy potential if they stick in their respective line-ups.
Osuna and I don't even see how it's a question. Look at his ratios and what he did last year. I don't see him losing the job to Storen any time soon.
If I had a had a team full of ten Harper's in roto last year I'd have totaled 1180R, 420HR, 990RBI, 66SB, .330AVG. That wins 4 out of 5 categories against anyone, including a team full of ten Cain's which would have given you 1010R, 160HR, 720RBI, 280SB, .307AVG.
- Reply to Connor Mar 28, 2016 2:48 PM
No. I like Machado better than Correa. But let's pretend they are an even swap. That leaves you giving Hamels, Street, Desmond for Frazier. That's a lot to give up for Frazier. 3B isn't very deep, but you can play Machado at 3B and take a flier on a cheaper SS, which has a lot of good deep options like Segura, Trevor Story, etc.
Definitely keep Holiday. He's in a contract year, has a point to prove after injures made 2015 his worse season ever. He looks completely healthy and actually in better shape than before. He is a good bet for 15-20 HR, 90-100 RBI, .280-.300 BA.
Diehard Cardinal fan here to hopefully settle this for you guys.
Strong is right that Piscotty is a greater threat to steal bases. He will almost certainly have more SB than Grichuk this season. He'll also have a better average and score more runs.
Strong is probably wrong by attributing this to more "footspeed". When you read articles in the local paper or listen to people in the organization talk on tv/radio, it''s pretty obvious Grichuk is the consensus faster runner who would win a foot race. But he has an injury history and has been told by the power-starved Cardinals that they'd rather him healthy to hit homeruns than risking injury trying to take second base.
So, in conclusion, Piscotty has the higher floor and will give you R/SB/AVG. Grichuk will give you HR/RBI and has the higher ceiling (think 30HR/100RBI), but also comes with more injury concerns. The reason Piscotty will give you more SB has more to do with his position in the batting order, durability, and base-running acumen than it does "footspeed".
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