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Who are the players who only produce when benched?

Postby Dice » Tue May 17, 2005 12:02 pm

These are the guys that drive you the most nuts. They produce, but not when you want them to. There is nothing that will make you feel stupider than that. Here's my main culprit:

Overall season numbers to date
R 30
RBI 17
SB 0
TB 74
OBP .399

When in my starting lineup
R 9
RBI 7
SB 0
TB 22
OBP .310

So that's a big FU going out to Shea Hillenbrand.
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Postby gabenterprises » Tue May 17, 2005 12:04 pm

Wells finally got a big hit the day I finally benched him. That 3 run HR. Damn.
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Postby acsguitar » Tue May 17, 2005 12:06 pm

I usually switch between Overbay and piazza at 1B and they both do great when I don't start them and suck when I do.
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Tue May 17, 2005 12:14 pm

As it seems this year, it is most of my team - play like crap when active, play like All-Stars when inactive. Some years are like this. Ugh.
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Postby jblank » Tue May 17, 2005 12:25 pm

This year, that player for me is Coco Crisp. I play him and he goes 1 for 4, I sit him, and he kills the ball. GRRRR.
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Postby skibum » Tue May 17, 2005 12:32 pm

My all time favorite in this category:

Andrew Jones. Streakiest player in baseball. Will go 1 for 24, you bench him, he goest 10-20 with 5 HR's. This happens on a regular basis.
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Postby Dice » Tue May 17, 2005 12:42 pm

I'm wondering if anyone here has game log numbers to confirm their suspicions.

I'm thinking the 89 point OBP difference between Shea Hillenbrand's season average and game log average is about as bad as you can mismanage someone. Can anyone "top" that?
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Postby AT » Tue May 17, 2005 1:10 pm

Andruw Jones is by far the captain of this category. I also can't stand Travis Hafner's streakiness. My biggest benching peformance this year was the first time I benched Podsednik, happened to be the first game he stole 4 this season. Good move by me ;-D
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue May 17, 2005 1:22 pm

AJ is too good and too consistent year to year to ever bench in Roto. If you are playing H2h he is not an ideal player to say the least, but in Roto he is money over the long haul and basically should never be benched. This is not the type of player you should be messing with day to day. You should really never mess with your top players and leave them in there all the time and unles syou play in a very shallow league, AJ should be starting every day.

You want a guy that falls into this category and is a killer...Durazo. What a waste of food. He is barely fantasy worthy in mixed leagues which means he is often bench material or platoon material to start with. You play him he hits nothing. Others are guys like Ibanez, Koskie and Sanders. It is not the studs that kill you, it is the marginal guys you play as fill-ins or to sub for hurt guys.
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Postby great gretzky » Tue May 17, 2005 1:50 pm

if you are going to draft a streaky player in roto -- like jones, just leave him in. He is consistent on a yearly basis, not weekly.

factor in the bad stats with your projections and leave him in. If you tinker too much, you lose the good stats. and if you shave off 5 or so hr's, what have you really got? you should just pick someone with a little less ceiling and more consistency -- it will cost you less on draft day.
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