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Kenji Johjima SEA or Ramon Hernandez BAL???

Poll ended at Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:41 am

Kenji Johjima SEA
Ramon Hernandez BAL
Total votes : 45

Kenji Johjima SEA or Ramon Hernandez BAL???

Postby JimBaker » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:41 am

I'm playing a salary based game. (I'd hardly call it a league because everyone can have the same players.)

League Scoring
Single = 1
Double = 2
Triple = 3
Home Run = 4
Stolen Base = 2
Walk = 1

The lowest valued player is 1.00 and the highest is A-Rod at 3.87.

Kenji Johjima SEA is 1.10
Ramon Hernandez BAL is 1.52

I already have Joe Mauer 1.71 and Victor Martinez 1.94.

Kenji Johjima SEA has 9, 7 game weeks and Ramon Hernandez BAL has 8, 7 weeks.

I'm leaning toward Johjima, but I'm high on Hernandez. If Hernandez stays healthy he could put up Javy-Lopez-like numbers.

Who would you choose? Especially considering the ball parks.
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Postby so0perspam » Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:59 pm

Go with Hernandez .... and why are you drafting a 3rd catcher? :-?
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Postby BGbootha » Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:18 pm

j24jags wrote:ramon easily, u have a much better idea of what ur getting

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Postby MashinSpuds » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:20 pm

Here's a general rundown of Japanese imports. Ichiro came, saw, hit a lot of baseballs. But he is *Ichiro* and if the absolute best from Japan didn't do well it'd have been a shocker. Hideki Matsui was also supposed to be one of the best, and though it took him a year to warm up to American baseball, he's doing much better. Sasaki was great for a few years, but pitching usually works well until batters figure you out. Sasaki didn't bomb, but it has happened to others. And then of course, Kaz Matsui has been an absolute dud.

Johjima isn't Ichiro, nor is he Hideki, nor does he pitch. As it has been mentioned before, go with the sure thing in a decent lineup. Ramon Hernandez is your man.
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Postby DevilDriver » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:32 pm

Ramon Hernandez by a TON ;-D
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:49 pm

Ramon easily but I don't understand the hype around this Japanese?

In my dynasty league he's getting about the same money as Bengie Molina and a long term contract.
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Postby bucksox » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:26 pm

Ramon is going to have a great year this year IMO so this isn't even close.
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Postby nikku88 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:19 am

nuggets wrote:Anyone have a decent way to translate his Japanese stats to MLB?

I think the Hardball times did something last month.
PECOTA's 50% has him at 286/347/420. I think he'll show a bit more power than they have him at.

Anyway, I would take Hernandez straight up over Johjima, but Johjima could end up being a better value pick.
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