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Postby thedude » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:15 am

RynMan wrote:
reynolds80 wrote:Crosby is a heck of a ballplayer. A good hitter, and a great defender.

Does anyone know of a better defensive shortstop in baseball?


Khalil Greene?


Alex Gonzalez
Pokey Reese
Rafael Furcal
Jaun Castro
to name a few
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Postby Half Massed » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:16 am

I'm kind of surprised honestly. I know the talent that he has and how much he affects the team while playing, but I'd have thought the A's would go with the proven vets (Chavvy and Thomas, maybe even Bradley although I think he'd fit better in the 2 hole) over Crosby. If he steps up then I'll be all smiles though. :-)
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Postby warrick95 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:23 am

Targetted him in many leagues for this reason. Middle of the order SS? Hells yes. ;-D

He actually played like shi in clutch situations last year. .270 with runnerson, .223 with RISP, and .135 with RISP with 2 outs. It's a small sample size, but he'll have to improve on that if he wants to stay in there.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:28 am

Wilson, Izturis, Renteria of old, Omar, and ARod @ 3B are better fielding SS than Crosby.
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Postby stikmata » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:31 am

is Kendall still hitting at the top of the lineup?
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Postby WittyC » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:45 am

stikmata wrote:is Kendall still hitting at the top of the lineup?


I'm not so sure that's been decided. He hit down in the lineup the last couple games of ST, but he also hit leadoff for a while. I can pretty much guarantee he'll be 1-2-9, and I'd tend to lean towards 9.

As for Crosby, this just adds more value to a guy I was already huge on (owned in both my money leagues). His SO/BB ratio was much improved a ton in '05 -- much closer to his minor league numbers -- which makes me think he's turned the corner. Throw in the potential to hit 25-30 homers, and this guy has all the makings of a stud middle infielder. Imagine if the A's would actually let him run like he did in the minors. :-?
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Postby RAmst23 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:00 am

Definitely potential great value pick this year. Even if you have SS covered in a league, drafting Crosby ~13-14th round is a great value. Possibly one of the top HR hitters at the SS position (If healthy of course! :-o )
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Postby jchockey » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:21 am

I always thought Adam Everett was a great fielder.

Had Crosby last year and he was actually quite good. Until he got injured.
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Postby RynMan » Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:25 am

WittyC wrote:
stikmata wrote:is Kendall still hitting at the top of the lineup?


I'm not so sure that's been decided. He hit down in the lineup the last couple games of ST, but he also hit leadoff for a while. I can pretty much guarantee he'll be 1-2-9, and I'd tend to lean towards 9.


Ugh, I certainly hope not. I have him in the 7 hole in my sig, which I think would be a nice spot for him. Spots 1-6 should not contain him.
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