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Postby MrT » Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:45 pm

Is he the next great ss or what??
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Postby hybrid » Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:50 pm

If he can stay at SS, which is pretty questionable ... though IMO he has the talent. Anyways in the end he should be a .300 hitter w/ 20-30 HR pop and 30-40 SB's. But that could come at SS, 3B, or OF ... no one really knows yet.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:57 pm

hybrid wrote: Anyways in the end he should be a .300 hitter w/ 20-30 HR pop and 30-40 SB's.





these numbers are what i have down for upton to be close to in about 2 or 3 years,,, now lets just hope that ozzie smiths work with BJ will let him stay at the SS position.....
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Postby warrick95 » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:22 pm

hybrid wrote:If he can stay at SS, which is pretty questionable ... though IMO he has the talent. Anyways in the end he should be a .300 hitter w/ 20-30 HR pop and 30-40 SB's. But that could come at SS, 3B, or OF ... no one really knows yet.


That sounds good. If he gets any stronger and fills out more, he could perhaps hit for 30+ homer power. Defense is obviously the question here, though.
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Postby Morrison8312 » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:44 pm

Hopefully he does this next year because I'm hanging onto him in a 5 keeper league. Choosing him over Francoeur
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Postby clevername » Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:27 pm

Morrison8312 wrote:Hopefully he does this next year because I'm hanging onto him in a 5 keeper league. Choosing him over Francoeur


I'm in a similar situation, but I just can't bring myself to keep him. I inherited the team and he was one of the keepers from last year and he's contributed squat to my club.

If I knew he was starting in the majors next year, I might consider it.
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Postby SuptownSpartans34 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:06 pm

If he doesn't improve his defense, what position would he play? Maybe DH for the rays? He wouldn't be in the OF and I think that Cantu and Green will start at 2b and 3b. I don't follow the rays at all, any tampa fans have anything to say?
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Postby davidmarver » Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:11 pm

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.
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Postby warrick95 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:14 pm

SuptownSpartans34 wrote:If he doesn't improve his defense, what position would he play? Maybe DH for the rays? He wouldn't be in the OF and I think that Cantu and Green will start at 2b and 3b. I don't follow the rays at all, any tampa fans have anything to say?


If it's not SS, it would be 3B. Green projects as a utilityman in the majors. Cantu has 2B locked up unless he moves over to 3rd with his good play this season.
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Postby warrick95 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:17 pm

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.
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