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Gamel or Escobar

Postby stealthrunner » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:15 am

So I have one keeper spot open and I want to keep a prospect.
I am on the fence on these two Brewers:
Mat Gamel or Alcides Escobar

I have them both at $4 and I don't expect results until next season.

Suggestions?
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Re: Gamel or Escobar

Postby DevilDriver » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:58 pm

Don't like either much, but I guess I'd go with Gamel. FYI in terms of real-life value, Escobar wins easily (which is why he's ranking higher on BA, BP, etc...)
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Re: Gamel or Escobar

Postby J35J » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:28 pm

DevilDriver wrote:Don't like either much, but I guess I'd go with Gamel. FYI in terms of real-life value, Escobar wins easily (which is why he's ranking higher on BA, BP, etc...)


Agreed with everything said here...
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Re: Gamel or Escobar

Postby kab21 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:28 pm

I'll take Escobar in fantasy. SS eligibility and SB potential makes him more valuable than a positionless (likely 1B) average hitter.
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Re: Gamel or Escobar

Postby Havok1517 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:34 am

I'm going to pick Escobar as he's only blocked by trade candidate Hardy (who they may not resign), his glove will make him a regular alone, can hit for avg, and he provides the rarest stat in baseball, speed. Now, the reason I chose him over Gamel is because Gamel is that can only play 2 positions in the National League in LF (maybe) where he is blocked by Braun for years and 1B which is blocked by Prince. I'm abandoning the idea of him at 3B because its laughable to think he can stick there as he's worse than Braun was at 3B by a large margin. Now, if he gets dealt to another team, preferably to an AL team so he can DH, then I may choose him over Escobar. But Escobar plays a much thinner position and I see him producing very similarly to Edgar Renteria at his peak.
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Re: Gamel or Escobar

Postby cnote23 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:39 am

DevilDriver wrote:Don't like either much, but I guess I'd go with Gamel. FYI in terms of real-life value, Escobar wins easily (which is why he's ranking higher on BA, BP, etc...)

I agree Gamel has a slight edge. ;-D
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Re: Gamel or Escobar

Postby J35J » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:54 am

Havok1517 wrote:I'm going to pick Escobar as he's only blocked by trade candidate Hardy (who they may not resign), his glove will make him a regular alone, can hit for avg, and he provides the rarest stat in baseball, speed. Now, the reason I chose him over Gamel is because Gamel is that can only play 2 positions in the National League in LF (maybe) where he is blocked by Braun for years and 1B which is blocked by Prince. I'm abandoning the idea of him at 3B because its laughable to think he can stick there as he's worse than Braun was at 3B by a large margin. Now, if he gets dealt to another team, preferably to an AL team so he can DH, then I may choose him over Escobar. But Escobar plays a much thinner position and I see him producing very similarly to Edgar Renteria at his peak.


So you think Gamel will just rot away for 4-5 years in the minors because he is blocked? Of course he'll get traded...or someone else will get traded to open a spot for him. He's not a superstar prospect but he's too valuable as either a player or a trading chip to just have him sit in the minors and not get playing time somewhere on some team.
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Re: Gamel or Escobar

Postby stealthrunner » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:04 pm

Thanks guys, good information, interesting read regardless. I'm still torn as to which to keep, but leaning towards Escobar. I don't really have much expectation for either this year regardless. The blocks at each position are wear I am torn.
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