Deep 14-team Yahoo H2H league, standard 5x5 scoring.
I'm thinking of picking up Howie Kendrick - my current 2B options are Jerry Hairston Jr and Kelly Johnson, and neither is setting the world on fire. I see that Kendrick is raking in the minors as expected, and imagine he'll be back up around the All-Star break. Johnson's value dropped massively when he fell from lead-off to 8th, so I figure he's the drop here to get Kendrick.
You can't really count on Kendrick any more than the other guys. If you really want him, though, I'd personally probably put more faith in Kelly Johnson's potential rather than a guy like Hairston. If you're going to dump one of them I'd say Hairston.
Kendrick was finally healthy this season and didnt put up any numbers worth rostering. While he isnt any worse than Hairston if he comes back up and pulls it together, I would just stick with Johnson unless Kendrick comes back up and puts up numbers he was expected to at the beginning of the year
Tough call. Not a big fan of Kendrick's either. i think he was overrrated from day 1. If you're going to drop someone though, I'd drop Hairston. Johnson will heat up. He's a good, solid, consistet player in a dry spell right now.
I would have to agree and disagree with some of the points above. First, I do think Kendrick is better than he has shown thus far and will bat in a lineup that figures to be much more appealing than that of the Braves and (maybe.. depending on injuries) Reds. With that said, Johnson does have more potential and a better track record than Hairston, meaning he probably should be kept for now. However, I think a legitimate case can be made for you to drop Hairston for Kendrick. The major question is not going to be whether Kendrick performs when he returns but rather, can the Angels stay in contention. The wildcard will be coming out of the East so they have to win the division to make the playoffs. I still believe they are the favorite, but mounting injuries could relegate them to second best behind Texas over the next month. They should stay close though, so it likely will not even be an issue but... If they do fall out of contention, they will likely bring up S. Rodriguez (who's already up but not starting) and B. Wood for full-time ABs, leaving Kendrick as the odd-man out. He is young and figures to still have a solid career ahead of him, but Kendrick may be forced to move to a new position or be traded elsewhere. Both of those situations could hurt his value, though a trade to the right place could revitalize him. All in all, I'd consider waiting as long as you feel comfortable doing so before making a move. Better options could surface in the meantime and if not, dropping Hairston for Kendrick is a low-risk, low-reward proposition. You have to assume Hairston's May numbers are an aberration, so worst-case scenario (barring injuries), you probably end up with a wash. Just my thoughts..