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Fowler or Wallace?

Postby JRoZe410 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:25 pm

Who should I grab with my pick?Dexter Fowler or Brett Wallace?
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Re: Fowler or Wallace?

Postby stevethumb » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:48 pm

i like fowler's opportunity to play CF in coors..wallace can flat out hit but i give the nod to the complete player
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Re: Fowler or Wallace?

Postby J35J » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:38 pm

It's close for me. I'll take Fowler just because the upside is greater and the home park is nice but the floor is higher with Wallace, IMHO.
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Re: Fowler or Wallace?

Postby Montana168 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:57 am

its really a tossup for either. both probably aren't ready for the majors yet but both have a shot to win their respective positions right out of the gates of spring training. fowler will be given a shot to win the CF job over carlos gonzalez and if he wins the job he will probably hit in the bottom of the order due to his sept. struggles but he will eventually hit leadoff. wallace also has a shot to compete for the 3B job out of spring training due to troy glaus being injured. glaus may only miss april so that means if wallace does win the 3b job over freese, who was good last year in the minors, wallace would have to have a very impressive april for him to retain the job over glaus, any signs that point to wallace not being ready and he'll be sent back down once glaus is healed. so that means fowler is the safe choice because if he wins the job he has a better chance of staying there all yera but i like wallace better long-term because 3B has become such a thin position and he has the potential to be a top 5 3B.
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Re: Fowler or Wallace?

Postby Grounded Polo » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:53 pm

I'd go with Fowler, he's a safer bet and if Wallace wasn't on a team that had perfection at first base, there wouldn't be any discussion that he'd end up there rather than third. Considering that though, he'll get a chance to prove this year in the minors that he can be the starting third baseman in 2010. If you think Wallace can stick though, I'd take him all the way.
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Re: Fowler or Wallace?

Postby cardinal1975 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:08 pm

This is a very good question. Both players should be above average overall hitters. Fowler has the speed and some power while posting good OBP's. Wallace has more power and probably no speed but should hit for good averages. Both players may start at the beginning of 2009 in the majors or both could be in the minors. Very close but I would towards Wallace. He should get a good shot to take over 3B for Glaus(injured for at least the 1st month of 2009)and if he hits the Cardinals will have to find somewhere for him to play. Glaus is a free agent after the 2009 and will not be re-signed by St. Louis. I think Wallace has the bigger upside in 2009 although both players should be very even long term. ;-)
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Re: Fowler or Wallace?

Postby hybrid » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:59 am

I choose Fowler, mainly cause of Wallace's "bottom half"... ;-)
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Re: Fowler or Wallace?

Postby kab21 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:12 pm

I'll take Fowler. In 5x5 his SB's will be immensely valuable since he'll be solid in the other 4 categories (a little like Carl Crawford). In pts leagues he has nice K:BB ratio and should get plenty of 2B's and 3B's in Coors. And those are 2 of the categories (TB's and K:BB) that I look at in my pts leagues.

Wallace on the other hand should be a good player, but how valauable can a 3B (1B after a couple years) be if he's putting up a .280ish average and 25-30 HR's. Nice numbers but fairly boring at 1B.
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Re: Fowler or Wallace?

Postby J35J » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:22 pm

kab21 wrote:I'll take Fowler. In 5x5 his SB's will be immensely valuable since he'll be solid in the other 4 categories (a little like Carl Crawford). In pts leagues he has nice K:BB ratio and should get plenty of 2B's and 3B's in Coors. And those are 2 of the categories (TB's and K:BB) that I look at in my pts leagues.

Wallace on the other hand should be a good player, but how valauable can a 3B (1B after a couple years) be if he's putting up a .280ish average and 25-30 HR's. Nice numbers but fairly boring at 1B.


While I agree for the most part. I do think Wallace can be a .300 hitter. At every stop he's made in his 3 years in college and his stint in A and AA his lowest avg was .327. For the most part its all been small sample sizes but this guy just knows how to hit.
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Re: Fowler or Wallace?

Postby Montana168 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:25 pm

Wallace on the other hand should be a good player, but how valauable can a 3B (1B after a couple years) be if he's putting up a .280ish average and 25-30 HR's. Nice numbers but fairly boring at 1B.


wallace is expected to hit for great average over .300. even if he would hit your projections, that makes him a top 5 3b. 3b is now one of the most scarce positions in fantasy baseball due to the absence of braun and miggy this year. at 3b you have arod and wright....then longoria...who else do you got? if atkins is traded he won't even be a top 10 3b...chris davis will be a 1b only next year since m young is moving to third. ian stewart will move to 3rd if atkins is traded, but stewart has the same upside as wallace except with less avg.
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