J35J wrote:Bobbleheadrusty wrote:freeling_prideful wrote:Hasn't homered in about a month, right?
I own him and play him at 3B on my team, but he's a really mediocre player...I am actually considering picking up a replacement like Chad Tracy, but right now I am hesitating b/c I feel Tracy won't play often enough. Otherwise he's definitely the higher-ceiling player for this season...Tracy could go on a 25/100 pace from here on out hitting in the middle of Arizona's lineup.
Really? I mean Really? You expect Chad Tracy who has only hit more then 25 HRs once in his career (Major and minors) to hit that many in 2/3 of the season in a time share? Even if he got every start for the rest of the year he would have completely outpace his historical production.
He said he could go on a 25/100 "pace"....not that he would finish the year with 25 homers.
2 years ago a ton of experts and I think also PECOTA were projecting Tracy's power to improve into the 25-30 HR range. His career has been derailed by injury but now he's back and appears healthy, has smacked 2 homers in his short time back already. And no, I don't expect him to finish with 25, but 15-16 would be about that pace for the rest of the season. It's possible. Tracy also has the advantages of a) much better homepark and b) much better lineup around him.
I didn't say he was a better ballplayer in real life or as a prospect in real life than Gordon. But objectively, if Gordon continues along a 15 HR/70 RBI pace, and Tracy hits those same or close totals in the last 2/3 of the season, he's obviously the better fantasy player. But I could say the same of a lot of 3B qualifiers...Aubrey Huff might even be a better bet--at 9 HR right now, on pace for about 85/85 in RBI/R, and a bit unlucky in the average department thus far.