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Postby HOOTIE » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:57 pm

Bay out earned Martinez by alot. Martinez will close the gap, but not near enough to draft him over Bay.

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Postby J_Cuz » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:58 pm

The problem with pooling 48 OFs and 12 C in this manner is that there is not a guarantee that you will get median OF's should you be so bold as to draft Martinez in the first. You MAY get that type of production and you may not get that. Thing is, regardless of WHEN you select a C you hould be able to grab a composite of that median statistic much later. So the line of thinking here is flawed.

Sure, you have an advantage at catcher by drafting Martinez, but I don't see how you canbelieve that there is a better shot at posting a composite of those OF statistics than the composite of those average catching statistics later in the draft. In fact. I think the opposite is true.
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Postby olympia0731 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:03 pm

This is about 20 catchers, and 60 of. it is not 12 48.
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Postby Zito is God » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:08 pm

You're kidding right?

Bay will produce numbers around the board. He is a lock for 100/30/100, VMart is not. VMart also cannot get you steals.

The most important note here is that an outfielder like Bay goes 1st round, 2nd at worst. Compare his production to an outfielder taken in, lets say the 10th. We'll take Sean Green as an example:

Bay: 110 32 101 21 .306

Green: 87 22 73 8 .286

The difference is emence. Bay surpasses green by a marginal status in all categories. He will priovide around 20% more production in all of the categories listed.

Now lets take VMart vs. a catcher I could get in the 10th. Jason Varitek went in the 11th in my recent mock, so I'll take him as an example:

VMart: 73 20 80 0 .305

Varitek: 70 22 70 2 .281

As you can see the tradeoff is terrible. I could waste an early rounder on VMart, or get Varitek in double digit rounds producing roughly the same results.

I don't see your arguement being valid at all to tell you the truth. This isn't even close and is kinda laughable IMO.

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Postby olympia0731 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:15 pm

Great points, but outfielders in the 11:

Randy winn 20-20
Gohme-25 18
wilkerson 25 15
talveras 30 sb


Posada: .260 20 70 65. Vmart: .305 25 90 90............
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Postby J_Cuz » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:40 pm

interesting thing is that none of those players will get you the power you need in the OF because you don't have Bay or the equivalent. They will make up for the steals that you won't be getting from martinez so that part of the equation is salvageable.

Now Posad combined with Bay against most of those players will propel the person who selected them above you in at least three of the five statistical categories. Not to mention, I am not certain that anyone whose played a few fantasy seasons would take Posada in the tenth.

I would simply wait until VERY late in the draft to select a catcher and add his stats to Bay's and either Winn's, Gomes, Wilkerson's or Tavarez'es (whichever one I decided to steal from your equation).

Basically, what you're missing here is how negligible the difference is between catchers ranked 5-25, as opposed to OF's ranked 15-70. This is hidden in your line of thought which is based on assumptions that typically don't hold during a competitive fantasy draft. One thing that does hold however is there are ALWAYS marginl catchers available later that can post numbers similar to those from catchers selected 10-15 rounds ahead of them.

It's all about draft value. Bay's is higher by a significant margin. btw, so are Hafner's and Sizemore's.
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:51 pm

While I think Bay will go 30-100-100, I dont think you can say its a lock. I consider guys like Pujols, ARod, Ortiz, Manny, etc a lock...Bay, while good hasnt had the history to be considered a lock for anything. I do disagree with this post and say I much rather have Bay than VMart. In fact, I havent had VMart in one draft/auction I have done this year...catching can be had late and cheap.
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Postby dannahann » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:02 pm

Another factor your simplistic model leaves out is the impact on batting average that the additional AB the OF get versus the C's.
Bay and your 'typical' replacement OF should post 575ish AB each.
VMart garners many more than more C, so being generous I'll give him 525. The 'typical replacement C only gets around 400. If I plug your in numbers (below) I get averages that are closer than the .294 vs .289 youre espousing. I get .2928(VMart+OF) to .2915(Bay+C). I'm a big VMart proponent but I think (mainly for the resons other's mentioned) that your take has some holes. The gap between a Bay and the OF avail later exceeds the Gap between VMart and middle of the road C's ;-D

edited to point out theseVVV were your numbers
Vmart: .305 25 90 85 0+ average of: .282 21 77 80 12 = .294 46 167 165 12

Bay: .305 33 105 105 20 + average catcher .272 13 56 50 2= .289 46 161 155 22
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Postby olympia0731 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:03 pm

You Guys are starting to convince and this my be wrong but You must look at this problem the other way as well.

THIS is a possible team.


add three outfielders that can be had later:


Now lets look at three outfielders


Three players to be had later



c: vmat .305 25 90 90
2b: Utley:.302 20 100 100 17
ss: Tejada .298 33 114 6
of: Welss .289 30 98 98 10
of: Holliday .303 25 90 90 15
of: Crisp .300 20 80 95 22

c: Posada .260 20 75 65 o
2b: Roberts .282 11 60 98 25
ss: lugo: .285 4 50 90 35
of: Bay : .303 30 105 105 18
0f: Ichiro .330 11 60 110 33
of:BERKMAN .300 30 100 100 0

Utley tejada and Vmart, outpruduce Posada Roberts and Lugo, more than Bay Ichiro and Berkman out produce wells Holliday Crisp. Position scarcity is the way to go.
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