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Re: Lots of shortstops struggling?

Postby yossarian » Wed May 06, 2009 9:22 pm

I ended up with both Rollins and Drew on my time. My thinking at the time was "oh well. at least I won't have to scrabble around on the wire looking for a serviceable SS all season". Crap. :-P
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Re: Lots of shortstops struggling?

Postby mac-unit » Wed May 06, 2009 9:52 pm

I'd still take Sizemore over Braun and Kinsler, hot start or not. I'm still not sold Kinsler will stay healthy the entire year. In April only leagues though, he is a stud.
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Re: Lots of shortstops struggling?

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu May 07, 2009 9:53 am

Longoria could be mentioned here. Markakis could be a top 10 pick.
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Re: Lots of shortstops struggling?

Postby Ender » Thu May 07, 2009 10:21 am

Back to the original subject since changing your top 2 rounds based on a month is kind of silly anyway~.

Hardy finally broke out and after just 2 games is over .200 with 4 HR and 15 RBI. Not what people expected of him but just an example of how as little as 2 good games can really turn around a season at this point.
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Re: Lots of shortstops struggling?

Postby rjforlife » Thu May 07, 2009 11:33 am

Maris09 wrote:
Old_Style wrote:Way to hi-jack the thread.. :-t :-D

:-D
People can give a 2 part answer if they feel like it.



Hijacking is ok if the new topic is better.


Honestly I think Longoria has to be in the discussion for top 6-10. I know he is still young but with all the hype and then living up to it last season and taking off this year, I see no reason to not believe.

Markakis is not top 10, he simply does not produce enough on his own(HR/SB) to warrant such high placement. A lot of his value right now is tied to obscene Runs/RBI totals, which are too team dependent for my liking in the top 10.
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Re: Lots of shortstops struggling?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Thu May 07, 2009 12:32 pm

Got Hanley with the #3 pick in my money league (Pujols went 1st and Reyes went to the Mets homer who drafted #2) and he seems to be coming around a bit after that brief injury scare. Really feel like he dodged a bullet there...

In another league I have Drew and had to pick up Callaspo to replace him. Can't say anything bad about Callaspo right now except for his 0-5 performance last night, grounding into a DP with the bases loaded once and then popping up with them loaded again. However, he's filled in nicely with a league that counts 2B's...

In my last league, I have Peralta and Lopez. Peralta has been stinking up the joint but Lopez has saved me with some SB's and a .300 avg to boot.

I guess, so far, if you can find a servicable replacement, be happy for what you get. Otherwise, yeah, tough start for the SS's of the world in '09.
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Re: Lots of shortstops struggling?

Postby Nerfherders » Thu May 07, 2009 3:58 pm

SS has been a pretty good position for me so far this year. In 2 of my leagues I have Hanley, and the other 2 I have Theriot. At the MI spots I have Escobar and Guzman.

Hanley seems to be coming around. 2 HR for him today. Just wish he would steal more.
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Re: Lots of shortstops struggling?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Thu May 07, 2009 4:13 pm

Nerfherders wrote:SS has been a pretty good position for me so far this year. In 2 of my leagues I have Hanley, and the other 2 I have Theriot. At the MI spots I have Escobar and Guzman.

Hanley seems to be coming around. 2 HR for him today. Just wish he would steal more.

Wish Bonifacio hadn't tried to steal today...first HR would have been a 2 run shot instead of a solo one.
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Re: Lots of shortstops struggling?

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu May 07, 2009 7:18 pm

rjforlife wrote:
Maris09 wrote:
Old_Style wrote:Way to hi-jack the thread.. :-t :-D

:-D
People can give a 2 part answer if they feel like it.



Hijacking is ok if the new topic is better.


Honestly I think Longoria has to be in the discussion for top 6-10. I know he is still young but with all the hype and then living up to it last season and taking off this year, I see no reason to not believe.

Markakis is not top 10, he simply does not produce enough on his own(HR/SB) to warrant such high placement. A lot of his value right now is tied to obscene Runs/RBI totals, which are too team dependent for my liking in the top 10.



runs are not team related. they are a completely individual stat. they are scored by players with high OPS and extra base hits. and if they can steal, all the better. i know this seem weird, but it is true. i have a whole bunch of stats on this, but I feel this is the wrong place to post. (no need to double hijack this post) somewhere there is a thread about all this. i just cant find it now. if someone wants to search for it, they can post the link.
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Re: Lots of shortstops struggling?

Postby bigh0rt » Thu May 07, 2009 8:34 pm

lastingsgriller wrote:
rjforlife wrote:
Maris09 wrote::-D
People can give a 2 part answer if they feel like it.



Hijacking is ok if the new topic is better.


Honestly I think Longoria has to be in the discussion for top 6-10. I know he is still young but with all the hype and then living up to it last season and taking off this year, I see no reason to not believe.

Markakis is not top 10, he simply does not produce enough on his own(HR/SB) to warrant such high placement. A lot of his value right now is tied to obscene Runs/RBI totals, which are too team dependent for my liking in the top 10.



runs are not team related. they are a completely individual stat.

You're wrong on a variety of levels here. This much I assure you.
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