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Postby thrash » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:08 pm

This guy is a superstar infielder in my mind being elgibler at 2b and 3b, he also can play OF...steals monster..wondering why I havent heard more about this guy. In my mind hes the #2 2b, not a fan of soriano at all, and is the best of the rest at 3b after arod, cabrera and wright...also hes prolly a top 15 OF, whats not to like?

I took him with the 1st pick of the 4th rd in my 12 team points league...very happy with the pick...

What are some predictions on this guy and where should he be ranked in his elgible postions and where should he be going in drafts this year?
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Postby Fireball Express » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:14 pm

He's not underrated. He'll go in the 2nd or 3rd round of a 12 team draft.

Last year I drafted him in the 11th and the year before that I picked him off the WW. That is underrated. Gone are those days.
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Postby moose32 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:15 pm

In fact I find him overrated
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Postby Yoda » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:17 pm

4th round is pretty good value. Just hold your breath that he keeps running though. So hard to predict SBs.
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Postby thrash » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:47 pm

Underated prolly isnt the word...I just havent seen him talked about at all, especially compared to some guys on here. Wanted to see what everyone thought about him on here.
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Postby JustAnotherYanksFan » Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:03 pm

Crawford is a first rounder in pretty much every draft, and there are only three real differences between Crawford and Figgins from a fantasy perspective. Crawford has a lot more power (for '06, I'd think the difference would be about 10-15 HR and about 30 RBI), Figgins scores a bit more, and Figgins is eligible at a lot of positions. (Figgins had about 15 more steals last year, but I feel like the top SB guys can fluctuate a lot from year-to-year in the 45-65 range, so it's hard to predict for next year.)

With all that taken into account, I think that the middle or end of the second round seems about right for Figgins. And in most drafts, that's where I've seen him going. His ADP on ESPN is 22.

In keeper leagues I probably don't like him quite as much, if only because he's already 28 and speed can drop off pretty quickly.
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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:09 pm

It probably comes down to your scoring system mainly.

What I like about Figgins (besides position eligibilty) is that he plays for a real agressive manager. The Angels don't have alot of big sluggers so they're going to have to manufacture some runs which helps Figgins imo.
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Postby mtarail » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:17 pm

I don't know if he's underrated. I've got him rated as the #2 2b over Utley, mainly because a young sluggers numbers can vary a lot, but, barring major injury you can pencil Chone to be at or near the top of the league in steals with Pierre and Pods.
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Postby colt4523 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:25 am

I think he is overrated. He is going in rounds 2 and 3. I picked him in round 10 last year (pick 153). He is decent, but I dont think he will put up 2nd round numbers.
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Postby slomo007 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:11 am

Underrated if he's going in round 3 or 4 in your league. Overrated if he's going in the first.

He's got second round value written all over him, IMO.

Keep doubting him you non-believers. Figgy will prove the doubters wrong again I guess. ;-D
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