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- Scott by Scott Jun 16, 2013 1:10 PM Flag
I just want people to take a second and understand the kind of numbers Carlos Gonzalez is putting up this year. He#$%$ .313, is tied for the NL lead in HRs with 19, leads MLB in runs, leads NL in total bases, and is honestly holding his own in league lead for RBIs. He is currently ranked 2nd behind Miguel Cabrera for best player in baseball, followed closely by Chris Davis.
However, despite these incredible stats, he is 7th in NL OF all-star voting, behind Justin Upton, Bryce Harper (injured), Carlos Beltran, Ryan Braun (injured), Shin-Soo Choo, and Hunter Pence. Although these are all good players, none of them are putting up better total numbers than CarGo, and the only other 2 I voted for in my ballots were Upton and Beltran.
Understand that I am not a Rockies fan, but just someone who realizes that for someone so talented to miss the All-Star game but potentially be up for the MVP this season, is a tragedy. Let's get him in the top 5 where he belongs so if Harper and Braun miss with injuries, he can start in RF.
That's because Goldschmidt came in and knocked in 82, he took some of Justin's thunder, doesn't mean he's now not a great player. Coming into this year I said he was a 2nd rounder and right now he's playing 1st. Last year he was about 4th or 5th
I understand what you're saying considering you're looking at just batting stats alone. The Diamondbacks were a better team last year than years past and with the addition of Goldschmidt, Upton's only down stat was his homers, otherwise every other stat was the same and he's showing this year he didn't lose the power. Plus, his presence in RF was insane, his fielding percentage was up 20 points, he matched his outfield assists total for a season with 6 and led that team to a .500 season.
Right now Benoit is more likely to close than Valverde, but I would keep an eye on Jose's notes to see if a call-up is near.
If you have other closer options, look more into those. Personally, I am not touching Detroit's bullpen, especially with Leyland being a prick.
I am in a keeper league with 9 friends and we put $55 into every season as entry, so I am checking this league more than any other. My team is good but can always get better, here is my current lineup for hitting:
C Yadier Molina
1B Paul Goldschmidt (K from last season)
2B Jose Altuve
3B Matt Carpenter
SS Starlin Castro (K from last season)
OF Ryan Braun (K from last season)
OF Carlos Gonzalez (K from last season)
OF Jay Bruce
UTIL Melky Cabrera
UTIL Starling Marte
BENCH David Freese
BENCH Emilio Bonifacio
DL Adam Eaton
NA Oscar Taveres
My friend has Aaron Hill who is going on the DL most likely, and Machado who isnt living up to his expectations. He is thinking about offering me Jose Bautista (one of his keepers) and Manny Machado for Jay Bruce and Matt Carpenter.
This is tough for me because I love Carpenter, he is easily one of the best players right now and is without a doubt the best Utility guy in the game (1B, 2B, 3B, OF eligible). But I don't think I can pass on Jose Bautista, the guy will hit close to 40 HRs this year.
Should I do this trade?? I'm scared that Freese and Machado won't get better as the season goes on and I'll have to use Bautista at 3B if he becomes eligible. Also, without Carpenter, I won't have a back-up player for Goldschmidt or Altuve (not that they will suck, but they could get injured). But honestly, if everyone stays healthy and Bautista does what he's capable of doing, my hitting will be unmatched.
- Reply to Scott Mar 17, 2013 2:14 PM
Ibaka is definitely my front-runner, unless one of the others gets traded to a great team. Going to wait until the last minute before I decide.
- Scott by Scott Mar 17, 2013 2:14 PM Flag
Hey guys. I'm in a crazy keeper league with people from work. Some stats are ridiculous and it's making me wonder who to keep for next season. I just traded away Anthony Davis and Ricky Rubio and got Chris Paul, which I'm stoked about. Here are my keepers so far:
Keep - Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin
My other choices for a 4th and final keeper are - Serge Ibaka, Greivis Vasquez, Kemba Walker, Anderson Varejao.
I have other players I like but can't imagine keeping, like Andre Iguodala and Ryan Anderson, so those 4 are my last choices. Problem is, some stats are insane and are the reason I'm not in 1st (I'm in frickin 3rd!)
STATS: Points, Minutes, Field Goals Made, FG%, Free-Throws Made, FT%, 3 Pointers Made, Offensive Rebounds, Rebounds, Assists, Steals, Blocks, Turnovers, Personal Fouls, Double-Doubles, Triple-Doubles, and Team Wins
Team Wins are KILLING ME because I have good players on bad teams (that's why I got rid of Davis and Rubio, cause their teams always lose). Also that's another reason I'm considering not keepering Varejao or Kemba, but if they got traded in the off-season, I definitely would.
From the looks of it, the guy who has George is better off than having Matthews and Korver, mostly because George's stats total are better than both those guys combined except points and 3PTM. That's all Matthews and Korver are, 3-point shooters. Matthews has good scoring, but he's not a premiere player. It would be better to have George in the lineup and have a reg guy alongside him adding stats than those 2 guys. And, I don't think Bogut or Koufos bring anything to the table really.
I would rather have George. He is a keeper and Matthews is not.
Goldschmidt should be your starting 1B but hold LaRoche in the event he has a slow start again. Cruz is a good OF and hold onto Kubel and Pence unless you're eyeing up a good pitcher. Fowler and Soriano aren't the best fantasy options at this point, you could probably drop them for a better pitcher rather than trade them.
Bruce Rondon was supposed to be their guy, but he's been awful so far in Spring Training. Right now, Phil Coke is the front-runner. They do not plan to sign Valverde back.
Typical draft is lookin like this:
(1) Mike Trout (LAA - OF)
(2) Miguel Cabrera (Det - 3B)
(3) Ryan Braun (Mil - OF)
(4) Robinson Cano (NYY - 2B)
(5) Matt Kemp (LAD - OF)
(6) Andrew McCutchen (Pit - OF)
(7) Joey Votto (Cin - 1B)
(8) Albert Pujols (LAA - 1B)
(9) Prince Fielder (Det - 1B)
(10) Carlos Gonzalez (Col - OF)
9th spot you would be lucky with McCutchen or Votto. I would risk Pujols but you WILL NOT go wrong with Cargo
May be a good idea to skip on both and draft sure things instead. I agree that you would find capable SS and 3B in late rounds, and there may be a few FA once the season starts that look good. It happened last year with Ian Desmond and Martin Prado
I wouldn't say that unless they were both in their late 30s. They have several good years left. That's like saying last season that you would never ever again draft Jake Peavy (and you would look foooooolish).
- Reply to Bodacious Mar 5, 2013 1:13 PM
I would hold Lohse, but don't expect him to perform like last season. If we expected that, he would be signed by now.
McCutchen I think will have a phenomenal year. I would guess he's going to hit .320 and go at least 30 HR 100 RBI 100 R 30 SB. Those all around stats are really hard to overcome, and I'm not sure he will make it to 9th pick. I've seen him go for 5 or 6 in mock drafts.
I personally would pick McCutchen over Votto over Pujols over Cargo over Fielder. Votto will hit .300 and hit 40 HR and 110 RBI, but he doesn't do much else. I also think Pujols is looking for a monster year since he has finally set into his role in LA, and all the focus will be on Trout to start. Cargo is a very underrated player, but was injury prone last season. I expect him to go 2nd or 3rd round. I'm not a big Fielder fan, I can't see him hitting for average again this year, not to mention 0 SBs probably.
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