I, too, think Crisp is your guy...Batting lead off for the Royals this year is a good position for him...On the subject of CoCo Crisp, would you rather have him or Carlos Gomez??
12 team H2H (normal) 5x5 league- Roster: C - Russ Martin 1B - Justin Morneau 2B - Jose Lopez 3B - ARod (Mike Lowell until ARod returns) SS - Jhonny Peralta OF - Adam Dunn OF - Hunter Pence OF - Delmon Young OF - Jeff Francoeur Util - James Loney Util - Billy Butler BN - Lastings Milledge BN - Carlos Gomez BN - Mett Weiters
SP - CC Sabathia SP - Scott Kazmir SP - John Lackey SP - Erik Bedard SP - Joba Chamberlain RP - Jonathon Pappelbon RP - Francisco Cordero RP- Chris Ray
both have speed. bourn will steal more bases for sure. crisp's OBP is better. i'd look at their prospective batting order spots, and take the guy who is batting up toward the top of the order. i assume they are both leading off or batting 2nd, but i would check. i tend to go for the higher risk guy, so i'd probably take bourn here.
Gomez is only 23, and his average will hurt you. Though you do have a team that hits for a low average... if you want to bolster that, i'd grab Crisp. If you want to run the risk of a few more steals on the year, I'd go for Gomez. I think Crisp is the smart money though.
I respectfully disagree with that last statement....Bourn is a career .237 hitter with an OBP that is actually slightly UNDER .300....Those are pretty pathetic numbers...Crisp is a career .280 hitter with an OBP slightly ABOVE .330 and a career OPS 130 points higher than that of Mr. Bourn....Sure, Bourn will get you maybe 10-12 more stolen bases a year, but at what cost!!