BillyHallDisciple wrote:He's a fairly solid hitter, but I had to drop him off my team last year because Bobby Cox started to platoon him sometime after the All-Star Break. If the Manager isn't sold enough on the guy to give him a full-time gig, I'm not sure how much I can be sold on him.
If he comes into ST guaranteed of a full-time role then I might draft him somewhere after the Top 10 though. I don't have the stats in front of me but I think he's got a much higher BA against lefties, which was part of the reason for the platoon.
Bobby platooned Kelly because he wanted to give Yunel Escobar some ABs. With Rentaria gone Escobar will be the fulltime SS. Johnson will be the everyday 2B next year.
Oh, also he hit .272 vs. Lefties and .278 vs. Righties.
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wkelly91 wrote:Johnson went : 150, 153, and 155 in three drafts since...
Kelly Johnson .290-100-20-80-10 Ian Kinsler .275-100-25-70-25 Rickie Weeks .270-100-20-55-30
The other two may have more stolen base upside...but I think Johnson is a more rounded hitter. Either way they are all close..IMHO
based on YOUR projections I would probably take both kinsler and weeks over johnson....
With "My" projections...Johnson and Kinsler boil down to .015 of BA versus 15 SB's. With Weeks it would be .020 and 25 runs versus 20 SB's. In mocks I have seen thus far...Kinsler is going a lot earlier than KJ, and Weeks slightly earlier. Thus my preference for KJ.
I'm not too concerned about where to rank KJ at. I don't see alot of seperation between at least 5 2B and will let other drafters make their picks and I'll use my picks on other positions (looking for bargains).
GiantsFan14 wrote: i think KJ is much more likely to put up an OBP closer to his last year of .375, the .360 career is due to 2005 where he hit .241 in 300 ABs but still had an OBP of .334
he even OBP'd closer to .400 for a lot of last year until he struggled a little and started getting platooned
Yes, but Weeks also batted just .235 last year and still had an OBP of .374 and he also had an early year where he hit .233 and OBP'd .333. I think it is very likely that Weeks OBP will be a lot closer to KJ's OBP than his average will be.
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