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Re: A. Ram vs. Atkins

Postby BruinBlue » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:12 pm

Not surprisingly, it's about 50/50 here. The only thing I can possibly disqualify is the "value" argument because there is such a prominent drop off after these two guys that owners are generally willing to reach on either one to avoid dropping down to that second tier of 3B. While there are drop offs in tiers at every other positions, I don't think any are as steep as 3B. Makes for an interesting draft.
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Re: A. Ram vs. Atkins

Postby jcook3127 » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:18 pm

Aram.

This reminds me of my favorite infomercial

Just Set it and Forget it with A-Ram....Atkins causes stress
Why don't they just get a house that's already painted?
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Re: A. Ram vs. Atkins

Postby pokerplaya » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:30 pm

I have ARam ranked higher, but would rather draft someone else and take Atkins a round later.
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Re: A. Ram vs. Atkins

Postby JimmyBaseball » Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:53 pm

I posted earlier and said I was pondering this for first pick in my draft (we keep 5 each year so essentially we start in 6th rd).

I took atkins at #53 overall. H was my 6th pick.

Funny enough, Aramis went at #54.
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Re: A. Ram vs. Atkins

Postby saemick » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:07 am

I like Aram better and think he will have at least a little better year. However, with them being so close, and Atkins getting consistently drafted a round or so later, I think he is the better Value.

My 12-team H2H draft I scored Atkins in the 6th round (67th pick), while Aram went in round 3 (31st pick). Now Aram might have been drafted a little early because I'm in Chicago and there are mostly Cubs fans in my league, but still, I'll take Atkins in the 6th round any day.
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Re: A. Ram vs. Atkins

Postby davidmarver » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:22 am

Agree with Ender, etc. on Atkins being the better value pick, but I wanted to add that for every Ramirez injury concern there should be an Atkins trade concern. If he leaves Colorado, he'll go from very good in fantasy to mediocre.
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Re: A. Ram vs. Atkins

Postby BJSFAN123 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:37 am

saemick wrote:I like Aram better and think he will have at least a little better year. However, with them being so close, and Atkins getting consistently drafted a round or so later, I think he is the better Value.

My 12-team H2H draft I scored Atkins in the 6th round (67th pick), while Aram went in round 3 (31st pick). Now Aram might have been drafted a little early because I'm in Chicago and there are mostly Cubs fans in my league, but still, I'll take Atkins in the 6th round any day.


That seems a little late for Atkins, he's been going 4-5th round in most drafts I see. Atkins in the 6th is a steal.
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Re: A. Ram vs. Atkins

Postby Zhangman1 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:21 pm

I like atkins b/c (1) he's less injury prone, (2) hits for higher avg, (3) is drafted a bit lower, (4) is 1B eligible in yahoo which is just a bonus (he's actually my starting 1b man)
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Re: A. Ram vs. Atkins

Postby BJSFAN123 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:33 pm

Zhangman1 wrote:I like atkins b/c (1) he's less injury prone, (2) hits for higher avg, (3) is drafted a bit lower, (4) is 1B eligible in yahoo which is just a bonus (he's actually my starting 1b man)


I'd say their averages are comparable, Ramirez has been a .300+ hitter for the Cubs, and hit for a higher avg than Atkins last year.

The interesting thing about Atkins is that he only hit .254 away from Coors, but at the same time he hit 5 more HR and drove in 5 more runs away from Coors.
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