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If you like Fukudome, why don't you like Iwamura?

Postby AmazinYanks1990 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:01 am

As a Japanese-American, I tend to keep an eye on big name players that come from Japan. Of course, Fukudome has been making a lot of noise this year but I want to know if I'm the only one who sees similarities with him and Iwamura? In Yahoo leagues, I read that Iwamura is only owned in like 18% of leagues. Meanwhile, Fukudome is probably owned by a majority of leagues. Iwamura has 2B,3B eligibility while Fukudome only has OF. The Rays are a well-rounded team this year and he bats right at the top of the order for them. I guess I can see more RBI's coming from Fukudome but not by a significant margin. I don't know, maybe I'm tripping. Does anyone else agree?
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Re: If you like Fukudome, why don't you like Iwamura?

Postby mweir145 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:11 am

Well Fukudome seems to have slightly more power and plays for the Cubs. Neither are great fantasy options, though.
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Re: If you like Fukudome, why don't you like Iwamura?

Postby DSheppard » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:30 am

because its a game of stats, and fukudome leads iwamura in every stat category there is.

Fantasy baseball tends to focus on guys who either drive in a lot of runs, or those who both score runs and steal bases. iwamura isnt a bad actual baseball player, but he just doesnt fill the stat sheet enough for fantasy baseball.
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Re: If you like Fukudome, why don't you like Iwamura?

Postby BJSFAN123 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:32 am

Both are better real life players than fantasy players, they don't give you much power or speed.
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Re: If you like Fukudome, why don't you like Iwamura?

Postby jealousblues » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:24 am

I assume there is no hype for the guy because he isnt a rookie this year and he was a crappy 3b (though he is a decent 2b)

Plus he plays on the rays and not the cubs and doesnt have a huge contract
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