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Postby killercars » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:53 am

considering my offensive players (keepers) at the moment are...

c - vmart (k)
fb - pujols (k)
sb - utley (k)
ss - lugo
tb - atkins
of - vlad (k)
of - berkman (k)
of - j. upton (k)
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... who is the better choice at SS for my future squad...

bj upton or brandon wood???

i really need the stolen bases, but can i give up a potential 40+ hr shortstop???

the reason i ask is because i'm trying to make a push for 1 more stud starter before our trade deadline...

my league is 14 team h2h 5x5 with 12 keepers...

i'd love to keep them both, but here are my other potential keepers...

harden
hamels
verlander
h.bailey
m.pelfrey
h.kendrick
nathan

so... including bj and brandon... that's 15!!! i need to consolidate 1 way or another...

the only reason i included this in the minors forum is because i really am only asking for analysis on bj vs. brandon in relation to my team and their future offerings to it...

thanks fellas.

jhonny.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:07 am

I would rather have Upton over Wood in a keeper. Both may very well move off of SS and become 3b, so that is something to keep in mind. I like Uptons overall skills a bit better then Woods power potential. Upton will have an advantage over Wood on BA, steals, runs scored. Wood will have the power advantage even though I think Upton will hit 20 homers or so in his prime.
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Postby killercars » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:17 am

raiders_umpire wrote:I would rather have Upton over Wood in a keeper. Both may very well move off of SS and become 3b, so that is something to keep in mind. I like Uptons overall skills a bit better then Woods power potential. Upton will have an advantage over Wood on BA, steals, runs scored. Wood will have the power advantage even though I think Upton will hit 20 homers or so in his prime.


thanks alot Raiders...

what do you think BJ's avg. will look like in the bigs...

consistently over .300 (upwards of .320+?) or just under .300 (a reyes type? avg.) or even lower?

i can honestly afford a little avg. (my starting lineup at the moment has everyone over .300 if not .310 !!!

thanks again for the talk... keep it coming... i've been struggling with this one all year.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:37 am

I think Wood is somewhat more likely to remain at SS, but I think Upton has the slightly better bat.

Given your lineup, I'd take Wood. In most other cases, I'd take Upton.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:42 am

BJ should be the 290-310 hitter for most of his career. There may be a few years a little below 290, but I would not count on very many.
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Postby killercars » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:43 am

Absolutely Adequate wrote:I think Wood is somewhat more likely to remain at SS, but I think Upton has the slightly better bat.

Given your lineup, I'd take Wood. In most other cases, I'd take Upton.


thanks for the insight... ;-D

i'm trying desperately to keep both, so... (it's possible since wood's callup may not happen until late next year at the earliest, so...)

basically, i'm trying hard to add pitching depth other ways, but i may have a shot at felix with 1 of these 2 packaged with kendrick.

thanks again... jhonny.
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Postby rmande09 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:44 am

I am one who thinks Upton will hit .270-.280. Wood should hit around .270. I think both will move off SS to 3B, and I think Upton will be more valuable because there are no 3Bs who can swipe 60 bags.
C: Pierzynski
1B: Pujols
2B: Altuve
3B: Miggy
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OF (x3): CarGo, M. Bourn, D. Jennings
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RP: Chapman, Jansen, Rodney, Putz, Cishek, Bailey
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Postby killercars » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:44 am

raiders_umpire wrote:BJ should be the 290-310 hitter for most of his career. There may be a few years a little below 290, but I would not count on very many.


sweet... and i'm thinking wood will stay in the .270-.280 range?
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:46 am

killercars wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:BJ should be the 290-310 hitter for most of his career. There may be a few years a little below 290, but I would not count on very many.


sweet... and i'm thinking wood will stay in the .270-.280 range?




Yea, I think Wood will be around the 270ish range as well.
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Postby killercars » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:47 am

rmande09 wrote:I am one who thinks Upton will hit .270-.280. Wood should hit around .270. I think both will move off SS to 3B, and I think Upton will be more valuable because there are no 3Bs who can swipe 60 bags.


60!!!

really... i had a post on here a couple months ago, asking just that... and the consensus was around 35-45 bags...

60 changes alot of things... as you can see, i have hardly any on my roster...

and it'll be a while before justin upton and his 40/40 potential come up...

hmmmm...

thank you sooooo much guys... keep it coming as i'm trying to make my way through this trade deadline.

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