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Postby skibum » Fri Mar 23, 2007 3:56 pm

I'm in a long term keeper league that allows us to keep two players who are currently in the minors.

In thinking about this, assume I do NOT plan on playing this person in 2007 at all, so this is only for next year and beyond.

These three seem to be the best of what's left and are all certain to start the year in the minors.

I've got Lincecum, so I have room for one more minor leaguer.

Who do you take?
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Postby powenM » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:47 pm

Well if u can wait Id take Maybin. I like him the best all around.

If u want someone closer go Butler


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Postby High Heater » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:10 pm

Maybin has Vlad type potential.... its not even close in my opinion grab him. i'd take Longoria over Butler too.
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Postby clevername » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:59 pm

and Butler supposedly has Hafner potential. Comparisons like this are tricky.

I'd go Butler, Maybin, Longoria in that order, but I'd be happy with any of the 3.
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Postby High Heater » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:02 pm

clevername wrote:and Butler supposedly has Hafner potential. Comparisons like this are tricky.

I'd go Butler, Maybin, Longoria in that order, but I'd be happy with any of the 3.


there hasnt been 1 list where Butler has been ranked over either. in fantasy u want 5 cat producers.... something Maybin is projected to be and Butler isnt.
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Postby clevername » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:15 pm

I think that speaks to the fascination people have with players who will likely be 20/20 producers, which ain't bad but just isn't as valuable as people make it out to be, IMO.

H2H vs Roto strategies also play a factor here, I think.

In my H2H leagues, I'd rather have the guy who will pile up avg, runs, homers, and RBI over a guy who will be adequate in 5 different cats.

The problem with prospect lists are they factor in defense, Butler's biggest deficit. Luckily, in fantasy, defense doesn't amount to much. The only problem is if it forces him into the DH position. I'd be interested to see prospect lists that rank only by hitting.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:37 pm

Maybin
Butler
Longoria
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:31 am

there hasnt been 1 list where Butler has been ranked over either. in fantasy u want 5 cat producers.... something Maybin is projected to be and Butler isnt.


Exactly. No way is Butler in the same list with these 2. But the gap from Maybin to Longoria is a decent one to.

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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:51 am

05worldserieschamps wrote:
there hasnt been 1 list where Butler has been ranked over either. in fantasy u want 5 cat producers.... something Maybin is projected to be and Butler isnt.


Exactly. No way is Butler in the same list with these 2. But the gap from Maybin to Longoria is a decent one to.

Maybin
Longoria


Butler


it's only because they care about defense a great deal in prospect lists. Butler's bat is definitely in the same area as Maybin when it comes to upside and he's way closer to the majors than Maybin. I'd take Butler no doubt.
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:20 am

DEPENDS

If Longoria moves to 2b which may very well be the case, he may be Utley-esq...which would make him a high risk-reward gamble.

roto leagues I like Maybin.


head 2 head points league I like Butler....
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