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Postby Kelly Gruber » Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:57 am

Assuming he's healthy (big assumption), does he become an everyday starter? Looks like he could take some time at second away from Todd Walker, or in outfield away from Hollandsworth, or even at DH. I don't think the Cubs traded for him to let him ride the pine.

If he does play full time, he could end up being one of the best second basemen, with 40 steals and a decent average...so grab him late, put him on your bench, and drop him later if the need be...
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Re: Jerry Hairston Jr.: Sleeper 2nd baseman?

Postby hybrid » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:05 am

Kelly Gruber wrote:Looks like he could take some time at second away from Todd Walker, or in outfield away from Hollandsworth, or even at DH. I don't think the Cubs traded for him to let him ride the pine.


Well as soon as the NL can use a DH, I will agree with you :-b

Till then he is basically the Cubs ultra utlity guy.
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:21 am

Hollandsworth is a joke, and it's only a matter of time before Hairston is in his spot due to either A) and injury to Hollandsworth or B) Hollandsworth sucks even more than anticipated. However Hairston isn't a great fantasy player because he has no power at all and doesn't hit for average. If you need cheap steals and have some crappy 2B like Infante (I wonder if Cornmuffin will read this :-b ) then maybe you want to keep Hairston around. But he's not that productive, and like I said will only really help you in SB's and R.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:38 am

i doubt hairston will even get 400 ABs, so that lowers his value considerably imo.....
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Postby wkelly91 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:20 am

LBJackal wrote:Hollandsworth is a joke, and it's only a matter of time before Hairston is in his spot due to either A) and injury to Hollandsworth or B) Hollandsworth sucks even more than anticipated. However Hairston isn't a great fantasy player because he has no power at all and doesn't hit for average. If you need cheap steals and have some crappy 2B like Infante (I wonder if Cornmuffin will read this :-b ) then maybe you want to keep Hairston around. But he's not that productive, and like I said will only really help you in SB's and R.


I like Infante as a late, late pick up. There isn't much differance between him and other 2b going 10-15 rounds before him. That said, Hairston is almost useless unless he gets playing time and your desperate for steals while your ave, Hr, and Rbi's are in good shape.

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Postby Mustangs989 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:52 am

He's basically the utility guy right now, will get 4 starts or so per week at different positions. It actually wouldn't surprise me if Dubois started in the OF along Patterson and Burnitz....
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Postby slomo007 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:37 am

I think he's a lock to start against lefties.

Beyond that, he'll probably start quite a bit against righties, either resting Dubois, Burnitz, Walker, Patterson, practically anyone. Think Chone Figgins last year, that's how much PT he'll get.
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