Duff's a Freel-type fantasy guy...good for steals, but not much else. Only downside is no extra eligibility.
Christ strikes out way too much and doesn't get on base enough. I mean sure, he could somehow figure it out this year...who knows for sure.
All I do know is this: that boy should be trying to steal every single time he gets on first base. He basically did that at the end of last year and had 23 steals in 52 games...only caught once all year. You could see 50 steals from him if he stays healthy and hits a little better. I think he's a good sleeper outfielder for the last rounds if you are looking for steals.
And yes...they are using this year to see if Duffy can cut it. That's why they didn't try to shop him in the off-season. Several teams were interested (I think the Marlins were thinking about sending us Jacobs for Duffy and another player). McCutcheon will be up with the Pirates pretty soon...possibly next year.
The One, The Only, The Incomparable Mercer Boy.
blog (updated 6/21 - Pirates walkout.)