Chicago RedSox wrote:
Giants7830 wrote:Im thinking a fair amount,expect him not to hit as many HR as normal and he may have a little trouble sliding when he comes back
I certainly hope noone drafted Coco for his HR capabilities... I'd like to see him take an extra week or so to let that hand fully heel. But I think he'll be back to his old self fairly quickly.
His hr's are definitely a part of why most people would draft him. Getting 15/15 or 20/20 guys that put up good r/ave is MUCH better than getting a guy like Kenny Lofton that will put up the sb's/r/ave but absolutely no power. Crisp's hr's (and the fact that he hits lead-off for Boston) is the difference between being a valuable commodity and being on the FA list in some leagues (as Kenny Lofton happens to be).
Other than less playing time for Lofton over the last 3 years there's not a lot of difference between their roto stats (Crisp: .289/.332/.425 with 11/73/55/16 versus Lofton's .303/.361/.424 with 4/53/25/14 in MUCH less playing time...297 versus 499 ab's). As you can see there you're giving up quite a bit in the r/rbi department but that's simply the fact that Lofton had been platooning and is now an everyday player. Sb's were about the same and again in MUCH less playing time. Lofton even hit for a higher average and obp.
The difference is that Lofton is a pure speed guy and Crisp has some power upside. Without the power upside there Crisp becomes a poor man's Kenny Lofton whose value is then solely tied to the fact that he's (a) younger and healthier than Lofton and (b) batting leadoff for an offensive juggernaut.