DSheppard wrote:btw for anyone that was worried about davis's slow spring, thats been obliterated with 4 homeruns in his last 6 games.
I care less about the power he is showing and more about the K/BB ratio. Guess what? It still sucks. 22 Ks : 9 BB this spring. 88 Ks : 20 BB last year. 288 K : 84 BB in the minors. Until he figures out what balls and strikes are, I believe his average is going to stink.
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the izzy wrote:It depends on how many teams are in your league. If it's a 10 team league, I rank:
chipper jones, chris davis, garrett atkins, aubrey huff, ryan zimmerman.
However, if it's a 14+ league in which 3B players are not "plentiful" then I'd rather have Davis or Atkins over Chipper due to the fact that if you draft Chipper you have to burn another mid level pick on another 3B as Chipper is bound to miss 40+ games.
Agree with the order but: Chipper and a late pick to the bench, like Kouzmanoff, Lowell, Crede. They all can get hot, and theres no insurance that any higher placed mid level guy wont get cold, when Chipper goes down. And you have to pick someone to the bench anyway. So why not a reserve 3b.
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Steve-o wrote:I care less about the power he is showing and more about the K/BB ratio. Guess what? It still sucks. 22 Ks : 9 BB this spring. 88 Ks : 20 BB last year. 288 K : 84 BB in the minors. Until he figures out what balls and strikes are, I believe his average is going to stink.
Uh, since when is 22:9 an awful ratio? Thats reasonable. .
I can understand thinking his average will be worse than last year, but really, why should anyone expect .250 when his career low at any stop for any amount of at bats is .277 with a ~.300 career mark? Its not like the k/bb is something that mlb pitchers exposed in him. There is some control over babip, he hits a lot of hard line drives and thus gets an average boost over some comparable hitters.
.255 may happen, but its the downside, not the upside as if he were adam dunn. Between the 5 projections listed on fangraphs the average is .278. That doesn't really "stink", its alright.