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Postby slcdcricket » Sun May 17, 2009 5:44 pm

What to do with this guy?
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Re: Garrett Atkins

Postby Rollotommasi » Sun May 17, 2009 5:50 pm

slcdcricket wrote:What to do with this guy?


nothing wrong, he sucks

his overall numbers are declining since 2006 and he's always been horrible on the road

if you drafted him...you are in trouble
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Re: Garrett Atkins

Postby slcdcricket » Sun May 17, 2009 5:55 pm

should i just drop him or what? I feel as if he has zero trade value
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Re: Garrett Atkins

Postby uhhhjboy » Mon May 18, 2009 12:05 pm

He's been dropped three different times in my league. He always gets snatched up on waivers because someone hopes they can bench him and he'll turn it around but gets dropped again in a week. But now that they're playing Ian Stewart over him I'd say there's very little trade value left in him right now.

It's up to you if you want to hold onto him for 2 months and hopes he turns it around for a mediocre second-half where he only hits well at home. I'd look to grab someone else off the FA list or made a trade for a 3B eligible guy
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Re: Garrett Atkins

Postby bcfisk » Fri May 22, 2009 9:10 am

If he's given the chance he's going to start hitting. His BABIP is .206 right now (career .315), his BB% is better than in 2007 and his K% is only slightly worse than last year. His LD% is 13.5% right now and he was in the 22-24 range the last 3 years. He probably needs to make some adjustments to hit fewer ground balls but once he does that he should bounce back.

I actually wouldn't mind seeing him traded to the Mets or someone else in need of a 1B/3B because he actually hits more homers on the road (average on the road sucks, but that would probably go up if he stopped playing half his games at Coors).
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Re: Garrett Atkins

Postby zedtech78 » Fri May 22, 2009 10:08 am

I drafted him on one of my teams... I tried to be as patient and hopeful but gave up on him 2 weeks ago. Even if he does get traded to another team - I really don't think he's gonna do much at all this season.
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Re: Garrett Atkins

Postby JMB05 » Fri May 22, 2009 10:35 am

bcfisk wrote:If he's given the chance he's going to start hitting. His BABIP is .206 right now (career .315), his BB% is better than in 2007 and his K% is only slightly worse than last year. His LD% is 13.5% right now and he was in the 22-24 range the last 3 years. He probably needs to make some adjustments to hit fewer ground balls but once he does that he should bounce back.

I actually wouldn't mind seeing him traded to the Mets or someone else in need of a 1B/3B because he actually hits more homers on the road (average on the road sucks, but that would probably go up if he stopped playing half his games at Coors).



So far the only post that backs up what he is saying with logic and facts.

The guy sucks right now, but there will be a correction.
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Re: Garrett Atkins

Postby Slayer Rules » Fri May 22, 2009 2:28 pm

JMB05 wrote:
bcfisk wrote:If he's given the chance he's going to start hitting. His BABIP is .206 right now (career .315), his BB% is better than in 2007 and his K% is only slightly worse than last year. His LD% is 13.5% right now and he was in the 22-24 range the last 3 years. He probably needs to make some adjustments to hit fewer ground balls but once he does that he should bounce back.

I actually wouldn't mind seeing him traded to the Mets or someone else in need of a 1B/3B because he actually hits more homers on the road (average on the road sucks, but that would probably go up if he stopped playing half his games at Coors).



So far the only post that backs up what he is saying with logic and facts.

The guy sucks right now, but there will be a correction.


You should run out and pick him up then - looks like he's going to start tearing it up any day!
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Re: Garrett Atkins

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri May 22, 2009 3:35 pm

is it matt holliday that he misses?
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Re: Garrett Atkins

Postby jswede » Fri May 22, 2009 5:17 pm

I'd buy low - he's got a good half-season in him, at the least.

2006 was his last great full season... 117/29/120/.329/.965ops

...but I'd have taken his post-AS '07 and pre-AS '08 also:

07 post-AS: 40/12/58/.349/.941ops
08 pre-AS: 55//14/54/.304/.822ops

..of course, the other halves of those 2 seasons were not great, but if you can get him real cheap while he's batting under .200, and stash him til he gets hot, it could be a nice play.
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