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Postby shortsavage » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:47 pm

Totally different types of player - I know - but Chris Lubanski and Jacoby Ellsbury are close the same age and they both played in AA this season. Who would you rank higher as a prospect right now?
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Postby ukjohn » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:21 pm

Ellsbury...Damon type of player
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:28 pm

Ellsbury, Lubanski doesn't project to be anybody too special
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:56 pm

Yeah, I did some more reading on Lubanski, and he looks like a solid #3 OF to me, even though some experts would say that's giving him too much value.

Thanks for the responses. I'm definitely putting Ellsbury over Lubanski now.
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Postby NatsFan10 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:24 pm

I think we also need to consider that Lubanski is 1 1/2 years younger than Ellsbury, so they shouldn't be compared as if they were equals. If Lubanski went to college he would have just been drafted this past June, and I would guess that most people would be very pleased with his performance in AA this year if it were his first minor league experience.

When you examine the fact that Lubanski is 1 1/2 years younger and still has an OPS that is quite a bit higher than Ellsbury, i'm not sure why anyone would automatically make the leap that Ellsbury is the better prospect. Lubanski hits for more power, Ellsbury get on base at a higher rate; Ellsbury has better command of the strike zone, but Lubanski improved quite a bit this year in that regard; Ellsbury is probably a better SB threat at this point, but Lubanski has some wheels as well (11 triples this year).

It seems like Lubanski has been a forgotten prospect ever since he missed most of 04, but he had a huge year last year and has improved his ratios this year even with the leap to AA.
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Postby J35J » Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:03 pm

Both are probably waiver wire guys throughout their careers, so i'm not concerned either way. !+)


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Postby shortsavage » Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:24 pm

J35J wrote:Both are probably waiver wire guys throughout their careers, so i'm not concerned either way. !+)


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Interesting. I feel like Ellsbury has All-Star potential - in his prime.

So, you would go after someone like Colby Rasmus or Austin Jackson instead in a deep dynasty league?
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:34 am

Id go Rasmus over the two without question right now.
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Postby ukjohn » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:00 am

Cleveland Steamers wrote:Id go Rasmus over the two without question right now.


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Postby thedude » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:33 pm

Ellsbury will very likely be leading off for the Red Sox by the start of 2008. Also struggled a little early on and then picked it up after july. Ellsbury (as any leadoff guy for the red sox) will have more value. In his prime look for .280-290 BA, a good amount of steals, and 100+ runs. Not a 1st round draft pick, but a solid player.
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