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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:43 am

I do not have a problem with either, but generally Cs are not speed guys. Cs give you 15+ homers across the board no matter who you start as a general rule with the exception of Kendall and maybe Estrada. Kendall gets you some SBs but is below avg in power, forcing you to compensate more on that regard with other picks. Nothing wrong with that, but since they are both a push in value, I rather take the HRs and look to squeze some SBs out of a position that I likely will have to put a speed guy into anyway...like 2b, MI or SS...or even the 5th OF. Strictly a preferance on my part. I really do not see a difference in value between the 2 outside of which categories you want the help in.
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:47 am

Let it also be noted that neither guys are all that young anymore, and that when you age, speed tends to be lost before power.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:06 am

I love kendall this year. He could have a huge year in Oakland
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Postby so0perspam » Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:07 am

Kendall for me as well.
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Postby stoner420 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:52 am

kendall may be the most underrated(generally, maybe not amungst cafe members) fantasy baseball player this year. So legit.
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Postby jjigglers » Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:28 am

stoner420 wrote:kendall may be the most underrated(generally, maybe not amungst cafe members) fantasy baseball player this year. So legit.


i agree there.
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Postby duckbillgates » Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:53 pm

I'm huge on Kendall this year, but probably because my league counts batter strikeouts, and he never, ever strikes out.
True that Kendall won't help your power numbers, and his 10 or so steals are just gravy, but his average is a huge help in an area where most other catchers will hurt you.
These guys are generally playing for their gloves, not their bats, and that .260 catcher will pull you down more than his 12-15 homers will help you.
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Postby Carey Saders » Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:07 pm

I go with Kendall easily. His average really helps considering how much he plays. And with the possibility of him DHing from time to time, he looks even better.

I think he'll score 100 runs this year, btw.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:41 pm

I think people tend to undervalue a good BA for fantasy purposes.

The differences between Kendall and Lo Duca
R - Kendall +20
RBI - Lo Duca +20
HR - Loduca +10
SB - Kendall +10

pretty much a wash until
BA - Kendall +20 points
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Postby quicksilver8 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:44 pm

Loduca is Mr. 1st half. Look at his splits over the past few years...he is terrible after the break. Plus, his stadium isn't exactly a hitters' haven.....I know he used to play in LA which also sux for hitters...

Kendall is just more consistent and solid in my opinion.
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