fezzik wrote:Lopez is coming off a year he's doubtful ever to repeat, but other things are setting up in his favor...
-new hitters ballpark
-part of his contract stipulates he must maintain his weight/muscle mass
but then I think...
-moving to a new league is tough when you must face pitchers you've never seen
-he's not surrounded with Furcal, Giles, Sheff, C.Jones, A.Jones, Castilla...(although Mora, Matos, Tejada, Palmeiro, Gibbons isn't too shabby)
so where should I value him in a standard yahoo! H2H league...is he a late 2nd rounder? a late 3rd rounder? a middle 4th rounder? I'm a little unsure...any ideas?
he's probably not going to hit clean-up. Most likely 5th behind Palmeiro, Miggy, Hairston, and Mora. But with that saud, even at 5th he will have protection from Gibbons behind him.