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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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.
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.