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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:29 pm

2B he is probably appropriately valued for where he's going...

leagues where he is only 3B elegible...Do Not Want. only way i'd really consider him there is if i had an all power, no SB 2B or SS like Uggla or Peralta or someone like that...but generally that's not how i build my teams
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Re: Figgins...

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:13 pm

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Neato Torpedo wrote:Minus the HR but plus 10-20 SB if he stays healthy, plus 3B eligibility. I like it.


ive said this all off-season...figgins is great value in the 8th or 9th round, but ive been noticing that he's been creeping up a little bit, to around the 6th or 7th.

Really? I thought I was the only one taking him that early.
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Postby Bwanna » Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:21 pm

I drafted him in one Yahoo league because of his 2B eligibility at 108 (9.12), but at the time I thought it was a bit of a stretch. I still don't think I'd take him any higher than that.
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Re: Figgins...

Postby RAmst23 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:01 pm

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BALCO All-Stars wrote:Can someone refresh my memory as to what injuries he's had the last two seasons and if he's healthy this year?



http://www.fantasypitchfx.com/DL/injury-tool.php

2007 was a hand injury, 2008 was hamstring.


First off, how cool is this? I can't count the number of times I would flip through last years stats and forget why I player missed time.

I have a hard time predicting Figgins upcoming season. In 2006 he hits .267 with a BABIP of .307, then the next year he goes crazy and hits .330 with a BABIP of .399 (!). Clearly he's somewhere in the middle, but that's a pretty wide range.

Figgins' BA is the selling point to me. If he hits .280ish, than he's a one cat player and I might as well wait for a Carlos Gomez later in the draft.
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Re: Figgins...

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:05 pm

RAmst23 wrote:I have a hard time predicting Figgins upcoming season. In 2006 he hits .267 with a BABIP of .307, then the next year he goes crazy and hits .330 with a BABIP of .399 (!). Clearly he's somewhere in the middle, but that's a pretty wide range.

Figgins' BA is the selling point to me. If he hits .280ish, than he's a one cat player and I might as well wait for a Carlos Gomez later in the draft.

Well, given that he's a speedy line drive hitter (23.6 career LD%!), it's no surprise that his career BABIP is .342. His '06 and '07 marks were driven in part by the difference in LD% between the two years, 3% below his career average in '06 to 3% above in '07, explaining about .060 of the .092 swing. No other year besides '06 did he put up a LD% below 22.6%, which by itself predicts a .346 BABIP using the simple LD+.120 formula. His "modest" .333 mark last year was knocked down a bit by his hammy troubles.

As for the second point, he'd be a two-cat player, he'll score 90-110 runs too. Brian Roberts is a consensus 3rd/4th rounder and his last 3 years have been 10.3 HR, 56.5 RBI, and .291 AVG. Roberts' only advantage there is 4-5 HR, while Figgins would chip in an extra 5-15 SB and a bonus position. Given a full season of health (which is what knocks Figgins down a few rounds, obviously), what's the big difference between the two?
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Re: Figgins...

Postby djxskillz » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:24 pm

the big difference is health:)
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Re: Figgins...

Postby jsphlly » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:42 pm

Roberts has those cool contact lenses.
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Re: Figgins...

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:45 pm

jsphlly wrote:Roberts has those cool contact lenses.

Oh yeah. Forgot about those. :-/
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Re: Figgins...

Postby markj11 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:47 pm

Ender wrote:
BALCO All-Stars wrote:Can someone refresh my memory as to what injuries he's had the last two seasons and if he's healthy this year?



http://www.fantasypitchfx.com/DL/injury-tool.php

2007 was a hand injury, 2008 was hamstring.


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