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Rajai Davis? OR Ryan Sweeney?

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:04 am

which of these 2 are the starting CF for Oakland?
which ever one is the starter is he worth drafting in a deeper league? (12 team, 27 roster spots, 324 overall players)

Sweeney doesnt look that appealing. 115 games in 08 had 5 HR/9 SB. maybe in a full season he could have 10-15 HR?/10-15 SB?
2006 AAA in 118 games he had 13 HR with 7 SB (7 CS)
2007 AAA in 105 games he had 10 HR with 8 SB (5 CS)
last season his 9 SB came with only 1 CS, so maybe he doesnt have much more of an upside there.

Davis looks interesting. 29 SB in 2008, 22 in 2007. he has had big totals in the minors.. 06= 45, 05= 45, 04= 57, 03= 40.
last season his AVG/OBP was weak- .260 AVG/ .288 OBP. he did only have a .287 BABIP, but 22 LD%. he has also had better numbers in the past, 07= .279 AVG/ .361 OBP. 06AAA= .283 AVG/ .335 OBP. 05AA= .281 AVG/ .351 OBP.

both are hitting well this spring..
Davis- 13G/29AB= .379 AVG/ .457 OBP/ .690 SLG/
Sweeney- 11G/30AB= .467 AVG/ .529 OBP/ .733 SLG/

i assume Orlando Cabrera will be leading off for Oakland, so whoever starts in Cf will likely bat near the bottom of the order?
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Re: Rajai Davis? OR Ryan Sweeney?

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:11 am

Rajai Davis is pretty much a late innings fielding replacement. A lot of players would have to go down before he became the starter.
Sweeney isn't very interesting fantasy-wise, and he can't hit LHP. :-t
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Re: Rajai Davis? OR Ryan Sweeney?

Postby BigLebowski » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:40 am

A league like that isn't so deep that you need to reach for one of these guys. I would gamble on Davis though, at least he has the chance to give you some production in a category. His speed is his only asset. Sweeney won't be really be an asset anywhere, so I wouldn't really touch him in your league.
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Re: Rajai Davis? OR Ryan Sweeney?

Postby Element » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:55 pm

I like Sweeney's upside a lot actually. The kid has a nice frame to build from at 6' 4"/215. Good LD% which should lead to good average. If he can get a few more balls in the air & fill out the lanky from a little, you could see some more power. I have him down for 0.285/13/10. I'm sure that there will be plenty of guys like Rajai Davis that will pop up over the course of the season. I participated in a draft last night that goes about as deep as yours and took Sweeney with my 2nd to last pick. He finished the season as the starter in CF and should start there again this year.
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Re: Rajai Davis? OR Ryan Sweeney?

Postby MasterX1918 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:34 pm

Davis will probably see starts against left handed pitching. The Athletics honestly should just cut him though.
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