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Postby BJSFAN123 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:50 am

Who are some streaky players that can hurt you in H2H leagues?

I owned Soriano last season and he was very streaky.
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Re: Streakiest players?

Postby Ender » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:53 am

It is very arguable if a streaky guy is less valuable or not. During their hot streaks they single handedly win you a week, during the cold ones it hurts you.
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Re: Streakiest players?

Postby BJSFAN123 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:55 am

Ender wrote:It is very arguable if a streaky guy is less valuable or not. During their hot streaks they single handedly win you a week, during the cold ones it hurts you.


True, but they can cause you to go insane :-o
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Re: Streakiest players?

Postby FantasyFreak » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:01 am

Andrew Jones is the first one to come to my mind
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Re: Streakiest players?

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:22 am

I had Swisher in a H2H last year and he was so hot-cold it drove me nuts.

In 2007 Jeff Francis pitched beautifully against NYY and BOS then fell down against much easier teams !+)
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Re: Streakiest players?

Postby hybrid » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:12 am

Basically power hitters with lower avg's like, Burrell, Dunn, Andruw, etc.
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Re: Streakiest players?

Postby Russell James » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:09 am

Soriano's power was streaky last year, but he always gave me a solid average and SBs.

Adam Dunn is the streakiest player I have ever owned. You know he is going to give you 40 HRs, you just don't know when. He is capable of hitting 10 HRs in a week and then going MIA for a month.

Franceour has also been very streaky the past few years, although he was much more consistent last year.

You feel the streaks in H2H much more then roto.

Last year, when I owned Adam Dunn, I kept track of the weeks that he hurt my team relative to how many times he carried my team. He hurt my team 14/22 weeks. 8/22 weeks he helped my team and 4 of those weeks he was a significant portion of my offense. Out of the 12 weeks he hurt my team there were 7 that made him a complete liability to my team. Ryan Howard was scary similar to Dunn when you compare the two and what they give you week to week. Howard can absolutely carry you for 3 straight weeks and then he will disappear for a month.

Where a guy like Ichiro helped my team a whopping 19/22 weeks.

I prefer consistency over hot streaks in H2H.

Of course all of this changes if your league has OBP. Howard and Dunn draw many walks so they give you positive production in that stat almost every week.
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Re: Streakiest players?

Postby Inukchuk » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:00 am

FantasyFreak wrote:Andrew Jones is the first one to come to my mind


I have to disagree. I had Mr Jones last year, and he was incredibly consistent. Month after month, he was continually horrible... there's a difference between inconsistent and just plain bad.

Anyhoo, although I've never owned him, I've heard a lot of people complain Beltran is very hot and cold. Also, aside from last year (when he struggled pretty much continuously), Jason Bay was pretty maddening to own.
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Re: Streakiest players?

Postby Ender » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:56 am

I'll add pure AVG or pure Speed guys are streaky too. Ichiro is incredibly streaky during the season, he is borderline worthless for months at a time and then just a god for other months.

The fewer categories a player gives you the more streaky they will be since they can't be helping you in other areas while they slump in the primary one.
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Re: Streakiest players?

Postby rookies and cream » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:29 am

Surprised nobody mentioned Beltran, Morneau, Burrell, and Delgado...
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