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Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:51 am

Where does Jason Giambi rank among first basemen in an OPS league? All standard 5x5 categories are counted as well. He is one of the best in the OPS category, but how much does it boost him? Is he better than Sexson? How about Konerko? Delgado/Berkman/Dunn? Still behind all of them?

Let's hear some thoughts on this...
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Postby orange12 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:10 am

I think having OPS as a category moves Giambi right into the Sexson, Konerko, and Dunn crowd. (Basically 40 homerun power with .250 ~ .270BA and 100 RBIs.) But be realistic, Giambi will not be a 1.000+ OPS kind of hitter again like he once was. He'll be lucky to duplicate his .975 OPS from last year. Personally I would be willing to gamble on Giambi over Konerko (barely scrapes .900 OPS) but probably not over Sexson or Dunn. But this is all assuming Giambi stays healthy and at least plays like he did the last two months of last year. (.250 hitting, 6-7 hr/month, .950~.980 OPS) And that's not a guarantee by any means.
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Postby RugbyD » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:41 am

i have him at 15 in both 5x5 and 6x6 based on 140 GP. However the dropoff after him is much larger in the 6x6 rankings. 1B is not an OPS-short position, so any small advantage he gets is offset by BA (@.265)
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Postby RynMan » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:06 pm

orange12 wrote:I think having OPS as a category moves Giambi right into the Sexson, Konerko, and Dunn crowd. (Basically 40 homerun power with .250 ~ .270BA and 100 RBIs.) But be realistic, Giambi will not be a 1.000+ OPS kind of hitter again like he once was. He'll be lucky to duplicate his .975 OPS from last year. Personally I would be willing to gamble on Giambi over Konerko (barely scrapes .900 OPS) but probably not over Sexson or Dunn. But this is all assuming Giambi stays healthy and at least plays like he did the last two months of last year. (.250 hitting, 6-7 hr/month, .950~.980 OPS) And that's not a guarantee by any means.


I agree here, but I think I would also take Konerko over Giambi. Not as much of a health risk plus hits in a great home run park.
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Postby nikku88 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:25 pm

It gives him a bit of a boost, but not too much since his average probably will still hurt.
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