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FBC Community Top 20 OF - #1: Grady Sizemore, #2: Ryan Braun

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Who is the #1 outfielder in a standard 5x5 league?

Grady Sizemore
59
50%
Ryan Braun
46
39%
Josh Hamilton
5
4%
Matt Holliday
3
3%
Carlos Beltran
1
1%
Alfonso Soriano
0
No votes
Manny Ramirez
1
1%
Carlos Lee
0
No votes
Carlos Quentin
3
3%
B.J. Upton
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 118

Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #1

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:57 pm

RAmst23 wrote:I'm going Braun here, my only concern with Grady is the average hurting you. 600 ABs of .268 avg hurts, and won't have a monster RBI total. With Braun you have double digit SBs thrown in and a possible 40 HRs.


Meh. Sizemore draws more than enough walks to improve that batting average in the future. Braun, meanwhile, doesn't draw enough walks to make me believe his average will hold at the level that it does. I'd bet Sizemore hits for a higher average than Braun does this year.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #1

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:00 pm

RAmst23 wrote:I'm going Braun here, my only concern with Grady is the average hurting you. 600 ABs of .268 avg hurts, and won't have a monster RBI total. With Braun you have double digit SBs thrown in and a possible 40 HRs.


if you consider .268 a baseline after he batted .289 .290 .277 in the three years prior. He'll bring it back up to the .275-.280 level. With sizemore you have close to a 30-40 season.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #1

Postby beatdrum » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:01 pm

Braun ;-D
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #1

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:02 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:
RAmst23 wrote:I'm going Braun here, my only concern with Grady is the average hurting you. 600 ABs of .268 avg hurts, and won't have a monster RBI total. With Braun you have double digit SBs thrown in and a possible 40 HRs.


Meh. Sizemore draws more than enough walks to improve that batting average in the future. Braun, meanwhile, doesn't draw enough walks to make me believe his average will hold at the level that it does. I'd bet Sizemore hits for a higher average than Braun does this year.


Sizemore was a bit unlucky with his average dipping as it did, but a near 10 HR spike from the previous year more than makes up for it.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #1

Postby J35J » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:41 pm

I could make a case for anyone of...

Carlos Beltran
Josh Hamilton
Ryan Braun
Grady Sizemore
Matt Holliday
Alfonso Soriano

...Sizemore and Braun have the youth and higher potential of everyone but they all will be close in overall value, IMO.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #1

Postby J35J » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:44 pm

....and since they are up there I wouldn't be suprised if Manny, BJ, Quentin or Lee were at the top either. I don't personally think there is anyone head and shoulders above anyone else. This is why I like the middle to late pick since you can grab 2 of these guys easily.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #1

Postby smoovethug » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:11 pm

I went with Braun although it is very close. I can see Braun going for 40/100/15/.290 while I believe that the power numbers Grady put up last year are his peak and I can see him hitting around .275.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #1

Postby RAmst23 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:13 pm

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RAmst23 wrote:I'm going Braun here, my only concern with Grady is the average hurting you. 600 ABs of .268 avg hurts, and won't have a monster RBI total. With Braun you have double digit SBs thrown in and a possible 40 HRs.


if you consider .268 a baseline after he batted .289 .290 .277 in the three years prior. He'll bring it back up to the .275-.280 level. With sizemore you have close to a 30-40 season.


Couple responses to my post, so I went with this one. You're right, Grady's avg. may go up, and probably will, but I think Braun's will increase to a higher degree. Last year he had an awful September (.208), as he progresses I don't think his slumps will be quite so low (I couldn't remember if he was dealing with an injury at this time as well).

I'm by no means saying Grady is a bad pick, just I have Braun a bit higher. My projection on Braun is .290 - .300 41 105 120 15. Grady will have more Rs and SBs, higher HRs AVG and RBIs for Braun.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #1

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:33 pm

Went with Brawn.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #1

Postby Yoda » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:44 pm

I prefer power over speed. Braun.
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