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Which of these OFs has the highest ceiling this year?

Postby superslugger616 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:49 pm

I'm torn on which of these guys to carry on my team. I essentially can only keep one because of the strength of my bench. Which one do you think has the highest ceiling/most upside?

Elijah Dukes
Denard Span
Jayson Werth

I dropped Coco Crisp for Dukes figuring he has more upside, but both Span and Werth are available on the wire. What do you guys think?
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Re: Which of these OFs has the highest ceiling this year?

Postby j24jags » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:59 pm

Dukes/Werth both have 25/25 potential, maybe even 30/30. Werth is the better bet to reach it because he was a lot closer last season. Span does not have the power potential so I'd leave him out of the discussion.

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Re: Which of these OFs has the highest ceiling this year?

Postby J35J » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:01 pm

Dukes has the highest ceiling but I'd probably draft Werth before him in redrafts just because I'd feel more comfortable with him. But then again if I'm at a spot where I feel I can gamble then go with Dukes.
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Re: Which of these OFs has the highest ceiling this year?

Postby JTWood » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:03 pm

j24jags wrote:Werth
Dukes
Span

I concur
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Re: Which of these OFs has the highest ceiling this year?

Postby RAmst23 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:08 pm

J35J wrote:Dukes has the highest ceiling but I'd probably draft Werth before him in redrafts just because I'd feel more comfortable with him. But then again if I'm at a spot where I feel I can gamble then go with Dukes.


What he said. Werth will end up with better end of the season numbers, but Dukes has it in him to go crazy (literally and figuratively) and post better numbers.
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Re: Which of these OFs has the highest ceiling this year?

Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:11 pm

What is up with all the Werth love this year?
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Re: Which of these OFs has the highest ceiling this year?

Postby MasterX1918 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:13 pm

Dukes=most potential to have a big year
Werth=safest best to have a big year
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Re: Which of these OFs has the highest ceiling this year?

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:15 pm

In response to the question, who has the highest ceiling, it's definitely Dukes. You might have to deal with injuries or problems with splits with Werth, and platooning/ABs with Span, so go Dukes.
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Re: Which of these OFs has the highest ceiling this year?

Postby j24jags » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:17 pm

Yoda wrote:What is up with all the Werth love this year?

People see 24 HRs and 20 SBs in 400 ABs and assume he can repeat that and keep that up over 550 ABs...
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Re: Which of these OFs has the highest ceiling this year?

Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:20 pm

j24jags wrote:
Yoda wrote:What is up with all the Werth love this year?

People see 24 HRs and 20 SBs in 400 ABs and assume he can repeat that and keep that up over 550 ABs...


Call me a nonbeliever but I'll take the under in both HR/SB.... I see a 30 yo career backup, platoon guy who hit abnormally high # of HR against lefties. Maybe someone can convince me otherwise?
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