mbuser wrote:kaiser wrote:Andruw Jones is hugely overrated. As noted above, he joust doesn't get on base enough.
if that's the knock, then i wonder why he would be considered overrated. when is the last time someone said, 'wow that andruw jones sure does find ways to get on base doesn't he?' with him it's near peerless defensive play and .270/.350/.500 with 34 HR per year over the past 10. as a total package, he's a great 'baseball player'
When i was referring to "overrated," it was from the persepctive of as a fantasy player.
I've watched Anduw Jones strike out time and time again while trying to kill the ball when a base hit is all that is needed. Maybe his stats mean he's not "overrated." But, and this is my opinion only, he is immature, and not very "baseball-smart." This leads to huge slumps several times a year.
I'm a Braves fan, and I'd much rather have any number of lesser-defensive-skilled players filling in my cleanup spot than Andruw.
Again, just my opinion.