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Better 3B for 08

Ryan Braun
39
31%
David Wright
88
69%
 
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby sgnilloccaz » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:52 pm

Wright proven STUD, Braun up and coming STUD.
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:37 pm

pokerplaya wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:i just dont really see wright's power potential. i dont ever see him hitting 40. sure he could go 30/30 which is awesome, and im not saying i would take braun over him. id more likely take wright over braun for next season RIGHT now. but if braun closes the season out like this, i may change my mind.


I just don't see how we can possibly know anyone's potential at age 24. :-?


how cant you? dont we assume we know the potential of 19 year year justin upton? or the potential for a 22 year old felix hernandez?

sure wright could hit 40 in an upcoming season and it wouldnt shock or surprise anyone. but you need to take an educated guess about his potential and my own is that he isnt a 40 hr type hitter.
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby Yoda » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:19 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:i just dont really see wright's power potential. i dont ever see him hitting 40. sure he could go 30/30 which is awesome, and im not saying i would take braun over him. id more likely take wright over braun for next season RIGHT now. but if braun closes the season out like this, i may change my mind.


I just don't see how we can possibly know anyone's potential at age 24. :-?


how cant you? dont we assume we know the potential of 19 year year justin upton? or the potential for a 22 year old felix hernandez?

sure wright could hit 40 in an upcoming season and it wouldnt shock or surprise anyone. but you need to take an educated guess about his potential and my own is that he isnt a 40 hr type hitter.


I think the whole fun part about fantasy baseball is projecting guys like Braun. The reason why I prefer keeper formats is because you attempt to do this over a longer period of time. So you are not just collecting guys who are great right now but for the long term as well.

I think Braun is pretty projectable. When you look at his trend by adding up his college numbers which would be equivalent to A ball, MiLB and MLB, he looks like a .290+, 35 HR, 20 SB type hitter. Obviously it is safe to take Wright for next year since we have seen him put up these numbers at this level for several years now but I don't think it would be wrong to take Braun especially in a keeper league.
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby Whisp » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:22 pm

wright will be a quickly fading star while braun is comparable to an eternal supernova that burns ever so brightly
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby pokerplaya » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:10 pm

Whisp wrote:wright will be a quickly fading star while braun is comparable to an eternal supernova that burns ever so brightly


Hahaha. Hilarious. Care to support this?
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby rjforlife » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:47 pm

While Braun may live up to all this hype, I have this gut feeling David Wright wont be a "quickly fading star". Just a gut feeling though, no support for this exists. :-D
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby pokerplaya » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:59 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:i just dont really see wright's power potential. i dont ever see him hitting 40. sure he could go 30/30 which is awesome, and im not saying i would take braun over him. id more likely take wright over braun for next season RIGHT now. but if braun closes the season out like this, i may change my mind.


I just don't see how we can possibly know anyone's potential at age 24. :-?


how cant you? dont we assume we know the potential of 19 year year justin upton? or the potential for a 22 year old felix hernandez?

sure wright could hit 40 in an upcoming season and it wouldnt shock or surprise anyone. but you need to take an educated guess about his potential and my own is that he isnt a 40 hr type hitter.


My point is, I wouldn't be surprised if Wright hit 40. He's 24. He's a few years from his peak, so if he hits 28-32 this year, who says he can't hit 40 in a few years... :-?
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby Snakes Gould » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:08 pm

pokerplaya wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:
pokerplaya wrote:
I just don't see how we can possibly know anyone's potential at age 24. :-?


how cant you? dont we assume we know the potential of 19 year year justin upton? or the potential for a 22 year old felix hernandez?

sure wright could hit 40 in an upcoming season and it wouldnt shock or surprise anyone. but you need to take an educated guess about his potential and my own is that he isnt a 40 hr type hitter.


My point is, I wouldn't be surprised if Wright hit 40. He's 24. He's a few years from his peak, so if he hits 28-32 this year, who says he can't hit 40 in a few years... :-?


absolutely no one. you're 100 % right. no one can every safely project anyone. who's to say he couldnt hit 50, or 60? who's to say chone figgins wont bulk up alittle and start cranking out 25-30? you think wright has 40 hr potential, i dont. i think he can/will hit 30 and probably hit 40 once, but not consistently.
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby pokerplaya » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:56 pm

We're arguing semantics really. I think I previously misunderstood your point, but I see what you are saying now. Fair enough. ;-D
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby Scooter1027 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:28 pm

Hmm, tough one. Right now, this minute, if I were drafting for next season and next season only, I would rank my 3B as...

1. Rodriguez
2. Cabrera
3. Ramirez
4. Wright
5. Braun

...and those 3-5 are really bunched up. Real tough to say. Long term, I like Braun more than Wright, but not by much. To say the least, I'd be pleased landing any of the 5.
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