Element wrote: Kent in 100 games would still provide more production than Castillo in 140. I love how everyone keeps writing that guy off. I'm aiming for Weeks again this season, but I have no issue waiting on a Jeff Kent or Kelly Johnson to fall into my lap.
Not quite sure how you figure that. A 100 games of Jeff Kent (which incidentally is very likely) would not be worth a roster spot in a 16 teamer.
Yoda wrote:Cold, hard, facts: 1. Yahoo has Kent ranked at 784 overall, Castillo at 880 2. ESPN has Kent ranked at 32 and Castillo at 37 3. Baseball Prospectus has Kent's VORP at 10.4, Castillo at 6.1
Game, set, match.
Nope, not even close. As usual you have no clue.
Kent has had 140 more AB's so naturally his production has been greater although only by a small amount. ESPN and Yahoo rankings are based solely on that. What they don't include and what you have to include for value purposes is that by having over a third more AB's, Kent has actually hurt a roster more than Castillo. Both have ordinary numbers but 432 AB's worth of ordinary numbers is far more damaging than 290 AB's worth of them.