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Postby Guest » Sat Mar 01, 2003 10:27 am

I'm in a 10 team, non-keeper league and have the number 5 overall pick. There is a slight weighting toward pitching and the offensive categories include the traditional 5 plus OBP and TB. My dilemma resides between Schilling, Pedro, and Bonds. I think 2 of the 3 will be available at my pick and can't decide who to take. Should I take a pitcher, and if so, which one, or try to dominate the avg. and obp cats with Bonds? Help

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Postby YankFan51 » Sat Mar 01, 2003 10:30 am

I think you got to take Bonds. He is so ahead of the rest when stats like Walks, OPS, and OBP count in a league. If it's traditional with OBP and TB, doesn't that make the hitting categories more important anyways? Why take a Pedro or Schilling in a hitting oriented league?
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Postby zeppo55 » Sat Mar 01, 2003 10:50 am

If your league is weighed towards pitching I go with Pedro 1st then Schilling if Pedro is gone.I disagree with above in that this year I think Bonds will not put up stats of the last two years and the gap in the next group of OFs is closing.
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Postby rjforlife » Sat Mar 01, 2003 3:26 pm

i would go with schilling over pedro for one reason: PEDRO GETS HURT and schilling doesnt.
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Postby ramble2 » Sat Mar 01, 2003 5:37 pm

How, exactly, is there a weighting towards pitching? It's hard to answer without knowing the details.

Bonds OBP is so much better than everyone else that I think you should take him. Bonds' value skyrockets in any system that takes walks into consideration in any way. Check out the top five MLB OBP last year:

Bonds: .582
Giles: .450
Ramirez: .450
Thome: .445
Giambi: .435

That's astounding.

Also, keep this in mind. Ever since the Rockies joined MLB, the only non-Rockies players to win NL batting titles are Gwynn and Bonds.
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Postby ScurvyDog » Sat Mar 01, 2003 6:04 pm

Without seeing how the league is Pitching weighted - I'm advising Bonds.
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Postby chinch sacs » Sat Mar 01, 2003 10:32 pm

I hate bonds, but if OBP, and total bases are counted, get him if you can, but he should be gone by the 5th...
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Postby EricF » Sat Mar 01, 2003 10:47 pm

Bonds will dominate in OBP, but not necessarily in total bases. When you walk as much as he does, you don't rack up any bases while other studs are getting a chance to hit.

It's close, but I would take Pedro in a pitching-weighted league. He has been injured in the past, but he was hurting at the beginning of 2002 and still finished 20-4. He doesn't seem to be hurting now!
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Postby jwhands » Sat Mar 01, 2003 10:50 pm

I'd grab Bonds over both of them. Pedro is injury prone and Schilling just doesn't look like a good pick to me for some reason.
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