Who would you take. I'm on the clock. so far Longoria and Chamberlain have been taken. Anyone not accumulating 130 IP or 300 ABs are considered available in this draft. I can;t decide who to take. I'm thinking Buchholz, Hughes, or Ellsbury. Is there anyone else that I might be forgetting? My pick is due in soon so this is somewhat of a rush. Any help would be great. thanks for the help.
I'd grab Jay Bruce. Most sites have him the #1 prospect. He's likely a midseason callup unless Cincinnati makes some trades though. If you want someone who is definitely starting full-time in the bigs to start the season, it would be Hughes, Ellsbury, and Buchholz in that order since there is a slight (very slight) possibility that Boston opens with 4 outfielders and a better possibily that Buchholz starts in AAA. However, if you don't mind waiting until midseason, my order would be Bruce, Buchholz, Hughes, Ellsbury.
because of the way scoring is handled i went with ellsbury. hitters are good for 6 categories while SP is only good for 4/6 on their end with holds and svs being counted as well. thanks for the help guys
celtics464 wrote:because of the way scoring is handled i went with ellsbury. hitters are good for 6 categories while SP is only good for 4/6 on their end with holds and svs being counted as well. thanks for the help guys
I don't know what your 6 hitters cats are, but no way that Ellsbury contributes in all of them. You just hope his SB outweigh his lack of HR and or RBI/OPS production.
On a random tangent, I don't understand all the fantasy love for Jacoby. I just don't think he is that good. I don''t know, maybe if your league counts defensive metrics like FRAA or HBT's zone rating as a cat. Here's some more info:
John Sickels on 3/15/07 wrote:Physicality, Health, and Tools Ellsbury: Ellsbury is a 6-1, 185 pound lefthanded hitter and thrower, born September 11, 1983. An outstanding athlete, he is an excellent defensive outfielder, although his arm is below average in strength. His speed plays well on the bases. He's shown sound contact hitting ability and gap power as a pro, along with very good strike zone judgment. His home run power is just average right now, but should improve at least slightly as he gets older. He's had no major health problems worth noting.
Performance and Polish Ellsbury: Ellsbury's career mark is .306/.391/.427 with 64 steals in 146 games, including .308/.387/.434 last year in half a season of Double-A. His BB/K/AB ratio is excellent at 73/73/581, showing strong plate discipline. He's quite polished in most phases of the game, needing only additional power development. His MLE OPS last year was about .760 with about 30 steals and strong defense.
Projection Ellsbury: Although some people compare him to Johnny Damon, I don't think Ellsbury will have that kind of home run power. I expect he'll develop into a .280-.300 hitter with a high on base percentage, plenty of speed, lots of doubles and triples, 10-15 homers, and strong glovework. PECOTA upside VORP is 78.6.
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Jay Bruce is probably the best prospect now. So I would grab him. But, if your looking for pitching, I think Hughes still edges Bucholtz. Ellsbury isnt quite as good as these guys, but he is a very safe pick.
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