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Postby Cooner » Tue May 06, 2008 10:23 am

More from a baseball perspective than fantasy perspective here...

Where does Chipper Jones rank in the top players in the league, skill-set/leadership/etc wise, ignoring injury? I don't follow the Braves, so I don't really know if he's the clubhouse leader-type. Clearly when his back is healthy, he can simply rake. He's experienced enough to be a decent fielder (I think?), and a career .309/.404/.549 hitter, though injury has kept him from piling up long-term numbers (~2100 hits).

Just curious what people think, where they place him. I think he's quietly top 10, underrated in fantasy because of his injury concerns. Thoughts?
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Re: Chipper looking, well, chipper...

Postby great gretzky » Tue May 06, 2008 10:36 am

incredibly skilled, incredibly injury prone. However, the people who shy away are kind of silly (to a degree) because he can get the stats in a limited amount of games. If you choose a good backup, you can have a very elite production level coming from that spot, for less than you would pay otherwise (of course, you need two rosters spots and two draft picks to do it). I picked him in one league, fairly late considering, and everyone ribbed me because of his injury history. I forget the exact breakdown, but if he can do around 30-100 or even 25-80 in 120-130 games, and like I said, have a good 3b or CI type to fit in that spot, you can be made in the shade.
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Postby Yoda » Tue May 06, 2008 10:40 am

He would be an awesome DH. 120 games of Chipper is equivalent to 162 games of most players.
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Postby AtlDynasty25 » Tue May 06, 2008 11:48 am

2nd best switch hitter of all time?
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Postby chipper » Tue May 06, 2008 1:46 pm

Hall of Famer for sure.

This is the first time he's had real protection since back when the Braves had McGriff.
(I do not count Andruw Jones as protection)
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Postby decoy562 » Tue May 06, 2008 2:34 pm

He's about to hit the 400 homer mark too...
-Go Braves!
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Postby Sea Dog Fan » Tue May 06, 2008 4:05 pm

He's still one of the best hitters in baseball, he hits for average and power. Fantasy wise, I don't like him in H2H because he's to much of an injury risk.
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Postby NZ Eff » Tue May 06, 2008 4:13 pm

He's killing righties this season as he has done all most of his career and so far he's doing very well against lefties as well but that won't continue and is his archilles heel these days. He will cool down and he will spend time on the DL so his value at the moment will never be higher so I would definitely consider him a fantastic sell high candidate.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue May 06, 2008 4:15 pm

AtlDynasty25 wrote:2nd best switch hitter of all time?


I would agree.
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Postby knapplc » Tue May 06, 2008 4:20 pm

Like the player, hate the injuries. I've never drafted him. Sometimes that seems really wise, sometimes that seems really silly. I mostly play H2H, so having him waste time on the DL is a huge pain.

How old is Chipper?
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