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Postby WittyC » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:27 am

I wouldn't call him under or over-rated, but I definitely don't see him performing above middle-to-late second round value.

Multi-position eligibility is only useful if it is between two positions with similar depth and value in absolute terms. Guys with 2B/SS eligibility or 3B/OF eligibility fit this mold. Figgins' 2B/3B/OF eligibility is essentially useless, because he has significantly more value at 2B than anywhere else. So you can throw that out the window when judging his value.

I certainly can't see him improving on last year's numbers, but there's a good chance he will still be a top-3 2B in '06. However, Soriano, Utley and Cantu have the upside to outperform Figgins' ceiling, and with Soriano and Cantu typically being drafted later, I like them better from a value standpoint.
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Postby RynMan » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:51 am

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Postby Fantasy Guru » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:12 am

What's that you say? He's overrated?

Right on!
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Postby BritSox » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:48 am

mtarail wrote: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.

Second over Utley? Who on earth do you have first?
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Postby beatdrum » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:09 am

I'm in the underrated camp.

I think the thing that's being overlooked is his position eligibility. To be able to replace a third baseman, outfielder, or secondbaseman with someone the likes of Figgins is a huge advantage.

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Postby Ender » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:18 am

In daily lineups with no maximium games played he's an easy 2nd round pick. In weekly lineups or leagues with max games by position I like him as an early to mid 3rd round. Thats assuming 5x5 scoring. He's also a tad bit more valuable in roto than H2H as are all speedsters. H2H you end up waisting too many SB since you get 15 one week and then 3 the next, its just too variable a stat.
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Postby phillibuster » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:48 am

Chone Figgins? never heard of em... :-D
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Postby Music2004Man » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:05 am

it's interesting to see him as both over and underrated. I'm curious to see if he will maintain his eligibility at multiple positions because that's where a lot of his value comes from anyway.
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Postby tzarro » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:24 am

Just picked him up in the second round with the 8th pick...its a few spots higher than he should have gone (I place him right at the end of the second round), but he's exactly what I want and he would not have come back around...
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