Klesko? Rise or Fall? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2015 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Klesko? Rise or Fall?

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Klesko? Rise or Fall?

Postby chrispistol3 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:24 pm

The thing I've always liked about Klesko is his bb/ k ratio- which is very important in our league. However, the reality is his HRs and SB are down considerably from his 'hey-days' a few years ago.

He bats third which is a definite plus- but he plays at Petco which is a definite minus. Furthermore, his shoulder has an arthritic condition (whateverthe hell that means).

I drafted him in round 19- but I'm thinking of landing N.Lowry instead (pitching is important in this league). Please see the Lowry post.

Rise or Fall of Klesko?
chrispistol3
Softball Supervisor
Softball Supervisor

User avatar

Posts: 87
Joined: 14 Feb 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby TheRawDAWG » Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:31 pm

I don't think Klesko is worth a bag of chips. Injury prone, doesn't hit homers or steals bases with a decent average. Not what you're looking for.
Barry Bonds for US president.
TheRawDAWG
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 819
Joined: 16 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Roy Halladay Bandwagon

Postby quietstorm » Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:39 pm

His average is decent, but he won't play enough for it to have effect. His HRs may rebound to about 15, but don't expect more than that in Petco. SBs have been down a for while: Expect 4-5. And, I doubt his BB/K will really be worth much, based on his limited playing time.
Your wisemen don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick...
quietstorm
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 758
Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby chrispistol3 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:00 pm

I guess I'll get Lowry and drop Klesko

besides.... Snow, Dye, and Broussard are still available on the waiver wire- to compensate for the loss of Klesko should Lowry falter.
chrispistol3
Softball Supervisor
Softball Supervisor

User avatar

Posts: 87
Joined: 14 Feb 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Havok1517 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:47 pm

I like Broussard more than all those guys. But I'm going with the minority and predicting Klesko as comeback player of the year, just speculating though.
Havok1517
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe Writer
Posts: 8530
(Past Year: 134)
Joined: 8 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby stumpak » Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:55 pm

Take Dye, he will give you more than Lowry or Klesko. Really, what is the ceiling on Lowry this year? Nothing above mediocre, I would rather roll the dice with Dye, who has the potential to be fantastic trade bait if he starts hot.
stumpak
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2729
Joined: 9 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Washington, DC

Postby The Miner Part 2 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:56 pm

kleskos been free agent material for 2 years.
Image
The Miner Part 2
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 3757
Joined: 16 Sep 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Throwing rocks at The Cubby Bear.

Postby Niffoc4 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:45 pm

I like Klesko to bounce back, but even then I still think he is waiver material. I think that Broussard is better than the other hitters, but if pitching is more important (and you have a solid 1B) then go with Lowry.
Niffoc4
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1700
(Past Year: 9)
Joined: 26 Oct 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby roadrunner » Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:54 pm

klesko? c'mon he is tooooo busy crying about his home ball park to put any effort into a rise look for a similiar season to last if not the start to a decline
roadrunner
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 152
Joined: 4 Oct 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: desert-ed

Postby George_Foreman » Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:27 pm

if you're okay with 20 hr, .295, 70 runs/70rbi, 5sb, he'll be fine. but if you want more than that....
"I don't buy everything I read,
I havn't even read everything I've bought"

"I find it more comforting to believe that this [life] isn't simply a test."
George_Foreman
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 4351
Joined: 16 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: at Morimoto's, eating $50 worth of sushi

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact