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FBC Community Top 20 OF - #3: Josh Hamilton

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Who is the #3 outfielder in a standard 5x5 league?

Josh Hamilton
38
40%
Matt Holliday
26
28%
Carlos Beltran
17
18%
Alfonso Soriano
3
3%
Manny Ramirez
6
6%
Carlos Lee
2
2%
Carlos Quentin
1
1%
B.J. Upton
1
1%
Other (please specify)
0
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Total votes : 94

Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #3

Postby Dan Charette » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:53 pm

I picked Holliday . Sure he's now going to a much worse hitter's park, but he'll also be facing much worse pitching. If you compare the pitchers from the NL west to the AL west . you'll see quite a difference in the amount of quality starters. That's got to count for something.
And since he has real good power , I don't think his homeruns will drop below 25. Oakland's outfield is called spacious , so it shouldn't affect batting average .
He's too good of a hitter to drop too much.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #3

Postby pokerplaya » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:59 pm

I waffled between Hamilton, Holliday and Beltran. Ultimately, the hometown bias probably swayed me, and I went with Beltran.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #3

Postby hybrid » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:13 pm

650AB - 97R - 22HR - 88RBI - .280/.348/.455

That's away from Coors, I'd be wary of top 3 OF production.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #3

Postby Yoda » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:39 pm

I went with Hamilton since he should be right around his peak and just getting warmed up in his 3rd MLB season.

Holliday's numbers in OAK will be depressed. He is an outstanding hitter so I don't expect a huge drop but still should see some regression.

Beltran and Soriano are slightly higher injury risks. Also, they are at the age when players stop running as much.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #3

Postby Nerfherders » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:03 pm

I went with Holliday, despite the change of scenery. I am a very conservative drafter and tend to go with the known quantities. Hamilton is an unknown quantity still, in my eyes.

But generally looking over the outfielders at this point in baseball - its a pretty weak group. There is not a single outfielder in this group that you can say is going to put up 110/40/120/10/.300, and its been a long time since one could say that. The power has definitely shifted to the infield positions. In fact, I don't know that I would take any outfielder in the first round.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #3

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:08 pm

Nerfherders wrote:I went with Holliday, despite the change of scenery. I am a very conservative drafter and tend to go with the known quantities. Hamilton is an unknown quantity still, in my eyes.


you dont think leaving colorado is going to change his "known" stats? if you are conservative, i think holliday is the riskiest of the picks
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #3

Postby Neato Torpedo » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:15 pm

Nerfherders wrote:I went with Holliday, despite the change of scenery. I am a very conservative drafter and tend to go with the known quantities. Hamilton is an unknown quantity still, in my eyes.

But generally looking over the outfielders at this point in baseball - its a pretty weak group. There is not a single outfielder in this group that you can say is going to put up 110/40/120/10/.300, and its been a long time since one could say that. The power has definitely shifted to the infield positions. In fact, I don't know that I would take any outfielder in the first round.

Braun and Quentin could both put those numbers up, or at least get close.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #3

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:50 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:
Nerfherders wrote:I went with Holliday, despite the change of scenery. I am a very conservative drafter and tend to go with the known quantities. Hamilton is an unknown quantity still, in my eyes.

But generally looking over the outfielders at this point in baseball - its a pretty weak group. There is not a single outfielder in this group that you can say is going to put up 110/40/120/10/.300, and its been a long time since one could say that. The power has definitely shifted to the infield positions. In fact, I don't know that I would take any outfielder in the first round.

Braun and Quentin could both put those numbers up, or at least get close.


Hamilton could too if he's close to fully healthy or at full health the whole season.

I don't think Holliday is a massive risk as some make him out to be, but his upside more or less is tempered either way. I can see Holliday topping out at a 30 HR, 15 SB, .310 BA but I don't envision anything beyond that.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #3

Postby jlm53089 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:44 pm

Hamilton.
Holliday is right after him though.
I would just like it if Holliday could prove that he can play outside the NL West and Colorado.
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Re: FBC Community Top 20 Rankings - OF Edition - Vote #3

Postby WaCougMBS » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:18 am

I went Hamilton here, and while I certainly don't disagee with some of the trepidation, I still think he is a less risky pick (by a hair) than Holliday is in his new home ;-)
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