Snakes Gould wrote:
San D wrote:I like Gordon better than Pence.
i like the 8 you listed as well.
I like Gordon better. Pence will go a couple of rounds earlier in ADP so he should be the one kept, and I'd then trade for some draft picks and grab Gordon. However, sometimes this is not possible with lower level keepers and I'd rather be forced to inherit Gordon than Pence. Most of their stats are similar although Pence has more 2008 HR (25 to 16) and 2008 RBI (83 to 59). Their OPS, SB, runs, avg are all about the same.
On the other hand, Pence declined in OPS from .899 to .784, avg from .322 to .269 and OBP from .360 to .318. Also, his K's and BB's stayed unexciting. Gordon, meanwhile, had his avg go from .247 to .260, his OBP rise from .313 to .350 and his OPS jump from .724 to .782. He also increased his walk rate from 6.8% to 11.6%. With his age and behind-the-scenes stat increases, I could see a nice power spike.
So, to me, their stats are similar but Pence needs to rebound, while Gordon is trending up. Add in that Gordon plays 3B, is a year younger, has better pedigree, and that I'd rather draft a young guy trending up over a guy I'm hoping to rebound............and I still like Gordon better!