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Jack Cust: Is he a starter?

Postby krunchyfrogg » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:38 pm

I just noticed this power bat went undrafted in my league!

My pet peeve though is drafting a guy and then seeing that he's sitting out a large number of games (I have to set rosters by the week in my league). Is Cust the A's starting DH (or OF), or will he sit out a lot of games? Is he in a platoon situation?

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Re: Jack Cust: Is he a starter?

Postby wiffsaber » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:59 pm

Recent note from CBS:

"With the revelation that DH Mike Sweeney will make the roster, the Athletics will likely play Jack Cust more in left field than at designated hitter. In fact, the team has told him to consider himself an outfielder first, according to The Sports Xchange."

Sounds like he's full-time, which should mean 30+ homers. Don't know what kind of penalty your league has for K's or poor AVG.
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Re: Jack Cust: Is he a starter?

Postby krunchyfrogg » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:18 pm

wiffsaber wrote:Recent note from CBS:

"With the revelation that DH Mike Sweeney will make the roster, the Athletics will likely play Jack Cust more in left field than at designated hitter. In fact, the team has told him to consider himself an outfielder first, according to The Sports Xchange."

Sounds like he's full-time, which should mean 30+ homers. Don't know what kind of penalty your league has for K's or poor AVG.

Thanks.

K's doesn't matter, but AVG is one of the 5x5 categories.

He'd start the year on my bench, and make it in there when he's hot and another guy is on a cold streak.
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Re: Jack Cust: Is he a starter?

Postby Raven of Despair » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:32 pm

I don't know if 30 hr is going to happen this year, between his home park and his .230 BA.

I think pitchers are going to figure him out right quick, sad to say.
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Re: Jack Cust: Is he a starter?

Postby deutschland » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:51 pm

if you have the bench space it would be a good idea to platoon him, sitting him vs. lefties. i did that last year and it worked out really well for my "active stats" for him. btw, he batted .218 vs lefties and .273 vs. righties last year. if you're also able to manage his streakiness, even better. he definitely has some nice value either way as a late round pick.
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Re: Jack Cust: Is he a starter?

Postby Cyclone177 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:53 pm

4 k's on opening day is not a good start.
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Re: Jack Cust: Is he a starter?

Postby checkers » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:33 pm

he belongs to the bench IMO!! he'll be the king of Ks this season !! :-t
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Re: Jack Cust: Is he a starter?

Postby krunchyfrogg » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:08 am

deutschland wrote:if you have the bench space it would be a good idea to platoon him, sitting him vs. lefties. i did that last year and it worked out really well for my "active stats" for him. btw, he batted .218 vs lefties and .273 vs. righties last year. if you're also able to manage his streakiness, even better. he definitely has some nice value either way as a late round pick.
Well, he didn't start this morning, which is a bad sign in game 2.

He's on my bench. Unfortunately, I am not able to change lineups daily.

I'll play him when he's on a hot streak and hope for the best.
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Re: Jack Cust: Is he a starter?

Postby BrooklynBums » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:16 am

Starter on the A's: likely
Starter on your fantasy team: unlikely, unless your league heavily weights OBP and negates Ks
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