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Which of the Fat Sluggers?

Postby Nails86 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:04 pm

In a 5X5 Roto keeper how should these Fattys be valued? Ortiz, Fielder, and Howard.
Personally I like Prince. David's age and weight concern me especially with that bad knee and DH eligibility. Howard's K's and awful batting average scare me and I loved Prince's 2nd half. This guy is only getting better! (and fatter) What do you buddies think?
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Re: Which of the Fat Sluggers?

Postby Field » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:13 pm

Fielder - Best combo of power/BA
Howard - BA concerns, but more power than Ortiz
Ortiz - Slight injury concerns yet still very productive
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Re: Which of the Fat Sluggers?

Postby Chicago 2 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:14 pm

I also like Prince.

Id rank them in the following order"

Prince Fielder
Ryan Howard
David Ortiz


Basically Ill take the younger two guys before I think about taking Ortiz.
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Re: Which of the Fat Sluggers?

Postby deerayfan072 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:27 pm

Fielder
Howard
Ortiz

The first two have increasing, while I think Ortiz will start to decrease. Fielder is better than Howard with power and plate discipline
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Re: Which of the Fat Sluggers?

Postby jake_harv88 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:40 pm

In a keeper I would take them as such

Fielder
Howard
Ortiz

I think Fielder is a better option long term but I think Howard has a better chance to hit the 45-50 hr range this year. I dont question Fielder's power, but its only his third year and hes only done it once. What makes you so sure he wont regress to the high 30s range? I'm not saying I think thats what will happen, I'm just saying some catious skepticism goes a long way.

That being said I dont really think Howard is a "fatty". Fielder weighs more and is shorter than howard. Also, interestingly Ortiz is only listed as 230 lbs, for some reason I dont really believe that...
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Re: Which of the Fat Sluggers?

Postby smoovethug » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:35 pm

Howard
Fielder
Ortiz

It's not fair to say Howard's avg is terrible. He was hurt about half the year and hit .268. I guess we forgot that he hit .313 the year before and .288 in half a season in 05? Nothing terrible about that. It's not like Prince is hitting over .300 so I don't see a big difference there. With a healthy J-Roll and Chase, Howard is going to be a monster.
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Re: Which of the Fat Sluggers?

Postby abrage22 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:41 pm

well Ortiz i think will put up the best numbers out of all three of these guys, but since he's only DH eligible i'd rank them as this:

Prince
Howard
Ortiz (still maybe 1st round guy)
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Re: Which of the Fat Sluggers?

Postby KCollins1304 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:41 pm

smoovethug wrote:Howard
Fielder
Ortiz

It's not fair to say Howard's avg is terrible. He was hurt about half the year and hit .268. I guess we forgot that he hit .313 the year before and .288 in half a season in 05? Nothing terrible about that. It's not like Prince is hitting over .300 so I don't see a big difference there. With a healthy J-Roll and Chase, Howard is going to be a monster.


I agree, I would take Howard first too. He has the highest HR potential and Rollins and Utley on base for him.
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Re: Which of the Fat Sluggers?

Postby pokerplaya » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:49 pm

Howard
Prince
Ortiz

But I still think they are all top 15 picks...
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Re: Which of the Fat Sluggers?

Postby Fade2White12 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:12 pm

For a keeper league, I'd probably go:

Fielder
Howard
Ortiz

However, for redraft, I'll take Ortiz over both of them. Even with a "down" year last season, I say he arguably had the best one out of all three considering his .332 average. He only hit 35 bombs to Fielder's 50, but had more runs, similar RBIs, and hit 44 points higher. Give me a healthy Ortiz over any of the other two.
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