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Next year 2B after Utley.

Postby Zito is God » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:55 pm

Seems to me that 2B is getting thinner and thinner each year. How do you see the rankings playing out next year afterthe unanimous Utley at #1?
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Re: Next year 2B after Utley.

Postby Rounders » Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:59 pm

Without looking at anything, I'd probably say...

Phillips
Roberts
Upton (still available next year)
Uggla

I might be missing someone or something obvious, but my internet is running too slow to do any research.
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Re: Next year 2B after Utley.

Postby nyrblue2 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:02 pm

I agree with that list, but I might switch Roberts and Upton. Also, I'd throw Howie Kendrick into the mix if he can stay healthy. He certainly has the goods to be a good option at 2B, but he's been hurt a lot.
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Re: Next year 2B after Utley.

Postby cordscords » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:04 pm

Actually 10 2B who are eligible next season at the spot are currently top 100 players in Yahoo.

Utley, Phillips, Roberts, Uggla, Polanco, Upton, Johnson, Cano, Figgins, Kent.

And there are still other guys like Kinsler out there who can be productive. Productive 2B are out there even if they arent studs.
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Re: Next year 2B after Utley.

Postby markj11 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:07 pm

cordscords wrote:Actually 10 2B who are eligible next season at the spot are currently top 100 players in Yahoo.

Utley, Phillips, Roberts, Uggla, Polanco, Upton, Johnson, Cano, Figgins, Kent.

And there are still other guys like Kinsler out there who can be productive. Productive 2B are out there even if they arent studs.


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Re: Next year 2B after Utley.

Postby BJSFAN123 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:13 pm

Upton and Phillips are pretty close...but..anyone know why Upton hasn't stolen a base since coming off the dl? His speed is looking 100% now.
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Re: Next year 2B after Utley.

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:14 pm

uggla is so unattractive to me. sure he will hit you 25-30 hr or so, but is it worth the .260 average and no speed?
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Re: Next year 2B after Utley.

Postby Old_Style » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:15 pm

markj11 wrote:
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He's way too shaky for anyone to rely on him as their number one 2B.
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Re: Next year 2B after Utley.

Postby hot4tx » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:15 pm

While the 2nd tier at 2B seems to be getting more crowded, there's still a HUGE drop off from the elite (Utley) to the almost elite (Roberts and Phillips) and an even bigger drop of to the 2nd tier.

10 2Bs in the top 100 sounds like a lot, but there's also

30 OFs in the top 100
12 1Bs in the top 100
13 3Bs in the top 100
7 SSs in the top 100

But in the top 50 there's:
3 2Bs
20 OFs
6 1Bs
5 3Bs
6SSs

So more 2B depth in the top 100, but less "stud" 2Bs
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Re: Next year 2B after Utley.

Postby Yoda » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:16 pm

BJSFAN123 wrote:Upton and Phillips are pretty close...but..anyone know why Upton hasn't stolen a base since coming off the dl? His speed is looking 100% now.


Quad injury sidelined him for over a month. Once he regains full strength, I expect him to run more. Might not be much this year tho.
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