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Re: No joke: Rickie Weeks will be #1 2B this year

Postby markj11 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:13 pm

Rickie, those bases aren't going to steal themselves.
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Re: No joke: Rickie Weeks will be #1 2B this year

Postby lastingsgriller » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:38 pm

markj11 wrote:Rickie, those bases aren't going to steal themselves.


made me laugh (and wasn't a canned joke) :-b
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Re: No joke: Rickie Weeks will be #1 2B this year

Postby bobnerns » Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:34 am

Ender wrote:Treat fantasy baseball like poker and you'll understand how to win on a regular basis long term and while I love Rickie Weeks he was -EV to start the season.

As a long time and avid poker player, I love the expected value reference. Spot on. But...

jfg wrote:Every other year before this I'd agree with you, but his value was just right on draft day this year. There was very little risk drafting him considering the other options and his ADP was the perfect spot to take a high risk/high reward player. If he went out for the season on day 1 it wouldn't have killed anybody's chances who drafted him.

I think that this post says it perfectly. Because Weeks has such an unhealthy track record, his draft value plummeted this year to a perfect level. I feel he was a low risk, high reward player. I picked him up at 194 (see my post on page 5). You aren't risking much by taking a player in the 20th round. Looking at my league's draft recap, there are few players currently on rosters that were drafted in the last 5 rounds (21-25).

He certainly is a good ways below Cano because of the 50 point difference in batting average, but then again I never expected him to be top 2 anyways. I was hoping to get a top 10 2B to go with Utley (my first rounder).
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Re: No joke: Rickie Weeks will be #1 2B this year

Postby NotAmused » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:46 pm

The one year I don't draft Rickie Weeks...he is such a jerk.
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Re: No joke: Rickie Weeks will be #1 2B this year

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:02 pm

NotAmused wrote:The one year I don't draft Rickie Weeks...he is such a jerk.

this post fits your username very well :-b
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Re: No joke: Rickie Weeks will be #1 2B this year

Postby pepperoncino » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:20 pm

weeks nipping at cano's heels. if you're league uses obp instead of avg, weeks is tops.
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Re: No joke: Rickie Weeks will be #1 2B this year

Postby Guttenburg » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:37 am

What would you guys say Weeks redraft value is for next year if he continues down this road? Round 4 or 5?
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Re: No joke: Rickie Weeks will be #1 2B this year

Postby j24jags » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:03 am

Guttenburg wrote:What would you guys say Weeks redraft value is for next year if he continues down this road? Round 4 or 5?

I think there a lot of people (like myself) who won't touch him. It all depends if a guy in your league is a big fan. He's really a love/hate, and in a 12 team league for example, I think there's only 5ish GMs who would consider drafting him. I have to think noone would take a chance on him in the first three-four rounds, but maybe that's just me. I'd say round 5-6 is realistic. There's still a lot of baseball left to be played though...
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Re: No joke: Rickie Weeks will be #1 2B this year

Postby bobnerns » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:19 pm

Guttenburg wrote:What would you guys say Weeks redraft value is for next year if he continues down this road? Round 4 or 5?

I don't think I could spend a 4th or 5th round draft pick on him next year. I've praised him all year long, before and during the season. But my main reason was that I was able to target him in such a late round (20th). I don't know if I would spend something better than an 8th round pick on him next season (if this season were to end right now and everything stands as is).
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Re: No joke: Rickie Weeks will be #1 2B this year

Postby Padsin05 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:16 pm

Aaron Hill 2009/2010 comes to mind
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