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Matt LaPorta vs. Dexter Fowler

Postby slickterp » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:12 pm

Which do you go for given the choice?
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Re: Matt LaPorta vs. Dexter Fowler

Postby J35J » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:00 pm

LaPorta
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Re: Matt LaPorta vs. Dexter Fowler

Postby BigLebowski » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:44 pm

LaPorta ;-D
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Re: Matt LaPorta vs. Dexter Fowler

Postby San D » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:57 pm

Laporta for me, but only because I'm a sucker for power hitters. Fowler is pretty equal and could be a Crawford type of player if he steals more bases (he has the speed).
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Re: Matt LaPorta vs. Dexter Fowler

Postby KCollins1304 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:06 pm

I thought I had read Fowler had 30/30 potential and LaPorta projected to be more of a Burrell. Anyone can be a power hitter at Coors.
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Re: Matt LaPorta vs. Dexter Fowler

Postby slickterp » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:58 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:I thought I had read Fowler had 30/30 potential and LaPorta projected to be more of a Burrell. Anyone can be a power hitter at Coors.


I have read the same comparisons, which is why I ask the question... I don't see the power from Fowler yet, but he's only 23....
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Re: Matt LaPorta vs. Dexter Fowler

Postby thomasps3 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:44 pm

The power for LaPorta is really undeniable, however, Fowler is not getting the respect he deserves. His ceiling is as a Grady Sizemore-type, and even though he plays in a rather neutral park for hitters since the humidor, his speed is why I would go with him. His ability to steal 25+ bags while posting 14-18 HR out of the chute makes him more valuable than LaPorta.
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Re: Matt LaPorta vs. Dexter Fowler

Postby slickterp » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:51 pm

thomasps3 wrote:The power for LaPorta is really undeniable, however, Fowler is not getting the respect he deserves. His ceiling is as a Grady Sizemore-type, and even though he plays in a rather neutral park for hitters since the humidor, his speed is why I would go with him. His ability to steal 25+ bags while posting 14-18 HR out of the chute makes him more valuable than LaPorta.


kind of how I was viewing it. LaPorta is rather one dimensional. Maybe I should have mentioned this is for an APBA sim league, so D counts as well. I am thinking Fowler. I have the 6thpick this spring, and I am usually more on top of this stuff than other owners....
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Re: Matt LaPorta vs. Dexter Fowler

Postby BigLebowski » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:35 pm

If Defense counts then that greatly improves Fowler's draftability. Pure offensive fantasy upside LaPorta is the guy I'd take every time. Fowler may go 12 HR 25 SB's fairly soon, I don't think that is a phenominal stat line. Pure upside has to be LaPorta. However Fowler is a very good defensive player so if that is taken into account and you need help sooner then he's your guy.
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Re: Matt LaPorta vs. Dexter Fowler

Postby hybrid » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:31 am

I'd take Fowler greatly when defense is involved, easily. Though I'm not a big LaPorta guy and I think Fowler gets overlooked especially at Coors.
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