davidmarver wrote:Is Upton going to be in the bigs next year? I've kept him on my squad this season (I'm real, real thin at SS) and I'm contemplating not keeping next season with the way Dan Johnson and Jeff Francoeur have played.
To be honest, I think he will be here in the middle of next year. He's already gotten a lot of seasoning in the minors. If they decide to keep him at SS, they may just live with the D and give him the call. If they move him to 3B, he may need some additional work at AAA at the corner.
Dan Johnson's not a bad player, but only an above average regular. This is pretty much his ceiling. He hits for a nice average and contributes with good but not great pop. He also plays at a position that is very scarce.
You must remember that Jeff Francoeur, though hot right now, is not this good a player. True, he's done this for an extended period of time, but according to his minor league stats, that's not going to continue. He'll certainly have to work on some plate discipline at this point and I would not be surprised if he has some rough sledding next season. That being said, he projects as a star.
Upton on the other hand possesses immense potential in fantasy leagues since we don't count defense. His power/speed makes him a very intriguing player for the future. He plays at a scarce position...(3B is still scarcer than OF if he moves)
So, I think you should keep BJ over DJ.