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Postby Dodger Blue » Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:53 pm

As a lead off hitter. Who is better?
Ichiro, Crawford, Figgins come to mind anyone else?
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Postby John Kemp » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:37 pm

I do not see any of them as being better.. Damon is a .320, 15+ HR, 70+ RBI, 110+ run, 20+ SB above average fielder guy..
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Postby stumpak » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:46 pm

I think .295 is more reasonable BA assumption for Damon. Overall, however, the move to the Yanks adds a lot of value. Hitting lead off for Torre, who likes to run should easily translate into 30+ SBs, while he was lucky to get get 20 into Boston. In roto, a 10-15 uptick in SBs is immensely valuable.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:55 pm

stumpak wrote:I think .295 is more reasonable BA assumption for Damon. Overall, however, the move to the Yanks adds a lot of value. Hitting lead off for Torre, who likes to run should easily translate into 30+ SBs, while he was lucky to get get 20 into Boston. In roto, a 10-15 uptick in SBs is immensely valuable.


I agree. Also the short porch in left will be great for his power numbers.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:57 pm

I think he will a little more, 30 might be a stretch. Torre really runs when necessary and to make things happen. With the lineup behind him, Torre will likely let Damon run when they need a run in a close game, but I doubt he is going to let him go hog wild and risk injury with the likes of Jeter, Arod, Sheff, Matsui etc coming up and the Yanks likely to be scoring a boat load of runs.
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:15 pm

Ichiro is by far the best. But clutch wise I always think damon is up there.
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Postby djacks » Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:22 pm

AB HR AVG RBI R SB

644 15 .301 81 101 46 Crawford

624 10 .316 75 117 18 Damon

679 15 .303 68 111 33 Ichiro

642 8 .290 57 113 62 Figgins


IMO Ichiro and Crawford are easily better than Damon, whose BA will not stay that high. Damon has a little higher OBP, but not much, and is below Crawford in SLG%.

I'd rank them this way for real baseball purposes:

Crawford
Ichiro
Damon
Figgins
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Postby Kingctb27 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:24 pm

Yeah, i woudl take Ichiro over any of those guys listed above...
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:26 pm

kingctb27 wrote:Yeah, i woudl take Ichiro over any of those guys listed above...


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Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:15 pm

acsguitar wrote:Ichiro is by far the best. But clutch wise I always think damon is up there.


The best what? Leadoff hitter in real life? Or fantasy?

I'm not sure he's either.
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