Why is there all this animosity against Winn? No one seems to like this guy, and meanwhile, I refuse to get rid of him. He does everything besides hit homers. A stolen base counts for as much as a home run in most leagues I've seen, plus he scores a ton of runs and knocks in a good amount too. Is one of us missing something?
Oh, and yes, I am a HUGE Al Leiter fan. (Sucks, because if I wasn't, I could just dump him after yesterday's horrific start and that would solve my problems with this waiver pickup! He's my worst starter right now, but since I'm still in first place in my division, I'm able to patiently wait for him to get out of his funk).
I guess I should have looked at his splits before saying that huh.
I had him on my team last and for some reason I thought he really had picked it up over the second half. I guess I just thought that because he only hit .265 and .245 in April and June. He did have a great May though, hitting .340 8HRs and knocking in 19.
He wasn't better in the second half, just more consistent.
Sorry for the bad advice
I'd take a chance on him. The guy was like a 4th or 5th round pick in a lot of leagues, although I was never quite sure why.
I did a mid-season draft and took Burrell in like the 19th round. He's better than a .200 hitter, and he has power, so he will have some good stretches and could be a nice platoon player for you, possibly a starter if he starts hitting.
* Steroid induced record
HYLRedSox wrote:Just wondering, doesn't have anything to do with this topic but I saw it come up. What exactly is the mendoza line? I've heard the term used before but never knew what it was. If someone could enlighten me I would appreciate it.
It is the .200 batting line, but it's named after an infielder in the 60's or 70's who always hit at or near .200, he couldn't do any better, nor any worse. So people started calling it the Mendoza line.
As it has been said in other posts, Burrell doesn't turn it on until the second half. I traded for him when his stock was low, as well as Chavez. Both are second half guys. I am hoping I will reap the benefits soon. I have a feeling that I will. fingers and toes crossed.