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Postby bartoates » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:16 am

I agree he's not quite keeper material yet in a league that keeps very few. I debated keeping him over Hanley and have since talked some sense into myself because of the caterogies in which Hanley has already shown incredible promise. I also think HK will still be under the radar come draft time next year - I hardly expect an absurdly inflated value like a Rickie Weeks of '06.
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Postby jake_harv88 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:49 am

yeah i dont think i would keep kendrick in a small keeper league. I'm not real high on him but i plug him in my lineup and appreciate the many multiple hit games. I think with time we will see more power and speed, but i think the current comparison to polanco is pretty accurate. If you keep you can keep your expectations reasonable kendrick can be a valuable part to many fantasy teams.....especially in larger leagues
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Postby jake_harv88 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:50 am

yeah i dont think i would keep kendrick in a small keeper league. I'm not real high on him but i plug him in my lineup and appreciate the many multiple hit games. I think with time we will see more power and speed, but i think the current comparison to polanco is pretty accurate. If you keep you can keep your expectations reasonable kendrick can be a valuable part to many fantasy teams.....especially in larger leagues
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Postby George_Foreman » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:03 pm

That "empty" .300 is more like an "empty" .330, which is a HUGE difference. ;-)

As for why I rate him highly as a keeper, it's not so much because he's going to put up awsome numbers for next year as the years beyond that. This guy is going to just keep improving, and having his keeper rights for next year (which you would get by keeping him this year and not dropping/trading him next year) is certainly worth something. So think of it as keeping him for the next 10 (or even 5 or 3) years rather than just next year. :-)
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:23 pm

bartoates wrote:I've heard the Paul Molitor comparison as well...so that makes Jeter, Gwynn, Molitor, Ichiro and Placido Polanco. :-b


I do have somewhat of a hard time that this unproven commodity in Kendrick is being seriously compared to such HOFers or future HOFers as the ones listed above...that said, the Cafe love affair with Kendrick has me at least considering him in my keeper league, but I probably will end up going with a more proven guy like Mike Young.
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Postby Webster11 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:54 pm

pokerplaya wrote:
bartoates wrote:I've heard the Paul Molitor comparison as well...so that makes Jeter, Gwynn, Molitor, Ichiro and Placido Polanco. :-b


I do have somewhat of a hard time that this unproven commodity in Kendrick is being seriously compared to such HOFers or future HOFers as the ones listed above...that said, the Cafe love affair with Kendrick has me at least considering him in my keeper league, but I probably will end up going with a more proven guy like Mike Young.


The comparisons made, at least in my case, arent saying what Kendrick will be in a few years but rather what he is capable of if he reaches his potential. Of course there is a chance that he wont reach his potential so thats something that you have to keep in mind
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Postby johnsamo » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:31 pm

I've seen his games and interviews... He's not intimidated by the top pitchers, and in interviews, he emits a Tony Gwynnesque student of the game kind of personallity. I don't think he'll it a certain level of performance and coast on that, I think he'll aways be improving till he hits his cieling, and it's a high cieling for a 2b.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:47 pm

johnsamo wrote:He's not intimidated by the top pitchers, and in interviews, he emits a Tony Gwynnesque student of the game kind of personallity.

Next you'll be telling us he has calm eyes. :-D
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Postby johnsamo » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:58 pm

I heard a coach say he'll be Jeter with more power. I'd take that for a 2b.
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Postby Jackalope » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:09 pm

So what I get from this conversation is that Howie is a keeper in some formats and not others....

so what are we talking here...

in a standard 10 team league is he a keeper if you keep 6 (60 overall?)

is he a keeper at 8 keepers (80 overall?)

is he a keeper at 1o keepers (100 overall?)

I konw it depends on league format. In mine I have to choose between Howie and Delmon (we dont keep minor leaguers).

Anyway's the question here is really is he top 60, 80, 100 type?

Thoughts?
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