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Who do you like better- Fullmer or Phelps

Postby Guest » Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:26 pm

I need a backup first baseman and these two are the best on waivers. Which do you like this year?
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Postby Erboes » Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:46 pm

Fullmer. Phelps may hit one or two more homers, but Fullmer's other numbers will trounce him. Plus, Phelps may lose AB's as the season goes along.
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Postby Just Admit It Pete » Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:48 pm

I GO PHELPS WE ALL KNOW WHAT FULLMER CAN DO AND IT ISNT SPECTACULAR- PHELPS HAS MORE POTENTIAL.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:10 pm

I don't know why Phelps would lose ABs late. Fullmer, on the other hand, may sit against lefties. I think both will give you very good production. Phelps may take a while to qualify at 1B.
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Postby Andy1234 » Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:14 pm

I like Phelps better, but as GotowarMissAgnes said he might not get 1B eligiblity for a while, if he does.

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Postby Guest » Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:18 pm

Fullmer is hitting clean up in Tex. He should produce very good numbers, approaching his 2000 year.

I think it's a toss up. However, I rememebr this time last year everyone was sayiong how Phelps was a sleeper and he woudl hit 30hrs. That didn't happen. I don't know what has changed this year.

Fullmer, only becasue of his position in the line up and the ballpark.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Wed Mar 17, 2004 11:52 pm

Anonymous wrote:Fullmer is hitting clean up in Tex. He should produce very good numbers, approaching his 2000 year.

I think it's a toss up. However, I rememebr this time last year everyone was sayiong how Phelps was a sleeper and he woudl hit 30hrs. That didn't happen. I don't know what has changed this year.

Fullmer, only becasue of his position in the line up and the ballpark.


I'd say it's close, too, but give the nod to Phelps.

Phelps hit 20 HRs in 396 ABs last year, which is a better rate than what Fullmer has done in every year he's played except 2000. Phelps would have hit 30, if Toronto played him fulltime, but the idiots kept sitting him down against righthanders.

Phelps is on a much better offensive team. Toronto scored 5.5 runs per game last year and have a young line-up that is getting better.

Texas scored 5.1 runs per game last year and just traded away the best offensive player they have. Fullmer may be hitting behind Soriano, who will clean up some of Fullmer's potential RBIs, when he isn't distracting him by stealing bases.
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Postby Leber » Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:38 am

Anonymous wrote:Fullmer is hitting clean up in Tex. He should produce very good numbers, approaching his 2000 year.

I think it's a toss up. However, I rememebr this time last year everyone was sayiong how Phelps was a sleeper and he woudl hit 30hrs. That didn't happen. I don't know what has changed this year.

Fullmer, only becasue of his position in the line up and the ballpark.


Isnt teixara hitting cleanup ?
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Postby hooligan1 » Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:04 am

I agree this is a close call. Phelps certainly has more upside. Most observers feel Phelps has a 40 homer season in him, but the question is, when? This year or next or the year after? Fullmer should be pretty solid, and perhaps the "safer" pick. You know what he should do given the proper amount of AB's. He also is almost certain to steal more bases. Phelps should have roughly 0 SB's, whereas Fullmer could easily have 8-10 and 15 is not much of a stretch.....

Keep in mind however, that neither of these guys actually qualifies at 1B yet, and quite possibly will not at all this season. I am speaking of the Yahoo leagues specifically, although this probably applies to other leagues as well. They are both DH-eligible only. This may change your draft strategy........
MY RANKING :
1. Phelps
1a. Fullmer
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Postby John Bonzo » Thu Mar 18, 2004 2:28 am

LeBeR wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Fullmer is hitting clean up in Tex. He should produce very good numbers, approaching his 2000 year.

I think it's a toss up. However, I rememebr this time last year everyone was sayiong how Phelps was a sleeper and he woudl hit 30hrs. That didn't happen. I don't know what has changed this year.

Fullmer, only becasue of his position in the line up and the ballpark.


Isnt teixara hitting cleanup ?


Nothing is certain yet. They have tried quite a few things this spring. The most likely scenerio that i have heard is Jordan hitting 4th and Teixiera hitting 5th (followed by Fullmer). This may depends on whether opposing pitcehr is lefty or righty and other factors. This season should be a pretty experimental one for Texas. The only thing i would truly rule out would be Diaz leading off.
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