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Re: My advice concerning injury prone players ala Chipper Jones

Postby Ender » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:40 am

Chipper is a minor injury waiting to happen, that is a bit different than say Harden. It is like comparing Sheets to Harden. With Harden you are worried that is out for the season by May. With Sheets you just assume he'll miss 10-15 starts and not get you a full season.
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Re: My advice concerning injury prone players ala Chipper Jones

Postby moochman » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:52 am

Chipper is a bit of an exception. You know he will get injured and miss many games. But you know that when he plays he produces. Most players seem to take time to get hot again after injuries, but Larry is much more likely to hit right out of the box.
Of course with each year his odds of slippage increase greatly.
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Re: My advice concerning injury prone players ala Chipper Jones

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:12 am

I agree that people should take a more careful look at the injury issue, but don't think just making a comparison between one player and another is the right approach. Instead you have to consider each players' playing time. It's basically the same thing you do for relievers and starters in pitching, though on a lesser scale.
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Re: My advice concerning injury prone players ala Chipper Jones

Postby kab21 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:23 am

Part of the problem owning chipper or Bradley is that half of the games (at least it seems this way) they miss are gametime decisions. Which means that you are using your replacement player more to ensure that you have someone playing or you are using Chipper and he doesn't play.

The other problem with the 134 game example you used with Chipper is that was the most games played in the last 4 years. For Bradley he has 2 seasons with over 101 GP in his career and his 2008 season was an outlier in terms of production. And there is also a chance that either could go down for the season with only 50 games played.

Personally I don't think either is underdrafted.
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Re: My advice concerning injury prone players ala Chipper Jones

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:51 am

it all depends on your bench spots too

i play in a league with only 2 bench spots...i tend to avoid injury prone guys like that in that league
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Re: My advice concerning injury prone players ala Chipper Jones

Postby tavo2311 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:52 am

Another thing that factors in IMO is wether you are talking Roto or h2h. In h2h I think it is much more important to get a lesser overall player that plays 160 games, than a combination of better production from a stud in 130 games and an unknown in 30 games. Those 30 games just may mean your playoffs.
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Re: My advice concerning injury prone players ala Chipper Jones

Postby Yoda » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:55 am

I think Chipper is going before Atkins in almost every draft. That being said, the biggest problem with Chipper is you have to micromanage your lineup more. Also, you need to have a viable backup when he is not playing. In most leagues with a 4 man bench, it is tough to carry a back up for him all season.
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