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- Krocka Krocka Sep 25, 2015 3:22 PM Flag
This is difficult.
Arenado is quite young to do what he has done. He might be leading the NL in RBI's. Whether he hits 40 home runs or not, there is absolutely no reason why he can't hit 30++ as his body FULLY matures. This guy IS a future MVP if he's already in mentioned in MVP talks at 24.
Correa has quite a pedigree and has done nothing to disappoint thus far. SS is also an extremely thin position, while 3B is relatively deep in its own right. It is risky, very risky to keep Correa over Arenado. Pedigree or not this is his cup of tea. Pitchers don't have a book on him. Rookies typically come out of the gate strong and then they go through an adjustment period. They adjust or they don't.
Correa has a higher ceiling, at a thinner position. BUT, Arenado carries zero risk... Because Correa can still bust. It is a viable outcome based on pitchers learning how to attack him. Am I saying Correa is going to bust? NO, absolutely not...
What I'm saying is Arenado is a safe pick that won't lose you a league.
- Krocka Krocka Sep 25, 2015 2:53 PM Flag
Except steals aren't worth as much as HR's because Donaldson has 50 more rbi's than Pollock. This means that if I were constructing a two player team the other draftee would have to have 50 more rbi's to compensate... Or I could just go with the Donaldson side and draft +30 steals... It's nice that you drafted Pollock... he was on EVERYONE's draft queue. I mean really? H2H or Roto I'm still drafting Donaldson. Donaldson is a top 5 next year. Pollock is not.
- Krocka Krocka Sep 25, 2015 2:45 PM Flag
Behind Trout and Goldy. Even with Stanton and Cabrera. Ahead of Cutch. Cutch is sooooo overrated. It is not unreasonable to draft Donaldson or Arenado ahead of Harper based on ballpark, position, and in Donaldson's case, lineup. I feel like I'm missing someone.
- Krocka Krocka Sep 25, 2015 2:40 PM Flag
I had Arenado down for 26-27. I have him on 3 of 4 fantasy teams. I comp'd Bryant to Yoenis + plate discipline. IE 25-90-260(yes 80-100 makes him very draftable). How can you support Harper (who is injury prone) while bash Stanton(who is injury prone)... OBP... not that Stanton's OBP hasn't been between 350 and 400 past couple years... A healthy season from Harper is a surprise... Stanton HR/AB makes him the best power hitter in the game... per 162 game averages right?
5x5 + obp + k/9, 12 teams
matt holliday, david peralta, billy burns, v-mart, cesar hernandez, darvish, hammel, papelbon, h. rondon
9 keepers selected already:
have to pick last 3
- Krocka by Krocka Aug 23, 2015 12:26 PM Flag
12 team H2H, 5x5 + OBP + K/9, 12 keepers. 2 DL slots
SP- Bumgarner, CMart, Hammel, Erasmo, Ubaldo, Peavy
RP- Betances. Papelbon, H. Rondon, Strickland, Capps, Pomeranz
I had to drop Cobb and Mesoraco. Meso is still sitting in FA gathering dust.
An additional issue is that the team ahead of me in the standings literally spot-starts 20 guys a week (which will be changed next year). In the meanwhile I need to be prepared to spot-start 2 guys a day(the strategy I used last time to tie him with an era lead).
His team has ALOT of power, and we're about the same in SB. He also has 6 closers, the best of them being Tolleson(TEX).
Holds are not counted but Strickland will soon close in SF. Capps though hurt, has like 50 k's in 30 innings.
Obviously Pomeranz will likely get dropped, but if I drop Strickland/Capps I'd be giving up some valuable innings for era-whip-k/9
If some speed guy comes up on FA, who do I drop? Howard? Ozuna? I'm thinking both are droppable and go for AVG-OBP-SB, and win every SP cat except SV.
I should keep Holliday, Darvish, and stash Mesoraco?
Should I invest in someone like Ozuna, or Strickland?
No I'm not keeping Pedroia, good riddens.
- Krocka Krocka Aug 23, 2015 11:39 AM Flag
if he gives u posey on a silver platter, you keep him over everyone except maybe Abreu, A catcher who plays everyday with good stats to boot is worth A LOT more than CMart
- Krocka Krocka Aug 18, 2015 5:38 PM Flag
because your claim is that Rizzo isn't worth an early pick because Duda's 20 home runs provides sooooooooo much value. And I will counter by saying Rizzo has been as valuable as any player drafted near his adp, if not more valuable. If those players are worth an early selection, why isn't Rizzo?
- Krocka Krocka Aug 18, 2015 5:34 PM Flag
Early in a draft I consider two things: health, and overall value. Rizzo's overall value right now is rank 15. His O-rank is 13... Yeah, he's been worth the pick.
- Krocka Krocka Aug 18, 2015 5:31 PM Flag
You claimed Rizzo isn't worth his price tag... Apparently neither are the dozen guys that got drafted around him, of whom, he is doing better than. So I should pick the count em: 14 players who have better overall numbers(a few of them are pitchers) ahead of Rizzo? I should draft Manny Machado in the first or 2nd round because I believe he is going to have a better year? No, you draft Rizzo, and then you draft Machado much much later. The fact of the matter is: Rizzo is doing better than A LOT of 1st/2nd round picks which makes him just that valuable, and worth of being drafted in that slot... No matter what unreliable underpriced players are out there.
- Krocka Krocka Aug 18, 2015 12:59 PM Flag
The only guy doing definitively better than Rizzo drafted relatively near him is Donaldson, who A LOT of people liked with the move to TOR, and Ryan Braun (who was quite risky at the time). You should draft all these guys and draft Rizzo in the 3rd round? That's really funny.
- Krocka Krocka Aug 18, 2015 12:54 PM Flag
What Strong should probably do is compare Rizzo to guys that went ahead of him, or just behind him. He might realize that aside from guys like Goldy/Miggy/Stanton/Trout, the only thing you can do wrong if your drafting after that is pick someone whose injury prone too early. Why don't you compare Rizzo to guys like Abreu, Bautista, Jones, Altuve, etc. How did not drafting Joey Bats work out for you? He's totally not trustworthy.
- Krocka Krocka Aug 18, 2015 12:48 PM Flag
fyi laroche is sucking #$%$... Relying on drafting Someone like Duda every year is a fairy-land strategy. Sometimes you'll hit, sometimes you'll miss. Additionally, the ONLY category Duda really compares well to Rizzo is HR. Even further Duda is one of the most streaky hitters in baseball. Moreso than Rizzo, maybe even more than Heyward. And then Duda barely eclipses 25 home runs by season's end. Where you're wrong is that Anthony Rizzo likely finishes a 2nd straight year with 30 home runs, he doesn't kill your team in other categories, and you're still pricing him at 20 home runs.
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