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Desmond vs Escobar

Postby rib217 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:09 pm

Both Desmond and Escobar came into the season with a nice "sleeper"/late round pick status. Both were rumored at one point to possibly land a 2nd in the lineup job as well.

1 week in and both have instead landed a 8th in the lineup gig and neither have shown any real reason as of yet to move them up. Who is your pick to have a better year?

I'm leaning more towards Escobar with possibly a better average and a little more speed, also he does have a pretty firm grip on his job i would think.
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Re: Desmond vs Escobar

Postby dmattingly23 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:41 pm

I'd rather have Escobar, I really like Desmond. But he is brutal on D. He needs to be moved to a new position. And he strikes out way too much now.
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Re: Desmond vs Escobar

Postby Niffoc4 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:30 pm

dmattingly23 wrote:I'd rather have Escobar, I really like Desmond. But he is brutal on D. He needs to be moved to a new position. And he strikes out way too much now.
I agree that Escobar is definitely the guy to have in real life, but since defense doesn't count in fantasy the gap is much closer.
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Re: Desmond vs Escobar

Postby dmattingly23 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:15 pm

Niffoc4 wrote:
dmattingly23 wrote:I'd rather have Escobar, I really like Desmond. But he is brutal on D. He needs to be moved to a new position. And he strikes out way too much now.
I agree that Escobar is definitely the guy to have in real life, but since defense doesn't count in fantasy the gap is much closer.


I just think his D is so bad that they're not going to be able to keep him in the lineup.
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Re: Desmond vs Escobar

Postby j24jags » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:27 am

Escobar has 35 SB potential which means he can be a plus contributor in one category. Desmond in all likelihood will not be a major contributor to any cat (meaning he won't top 75/15/75/15/.290) so I'd take Escobar.
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Re: Desmond vs Escobar

Postby jackie hayes » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:36 am

j24jags wrote:Escobar has 35 SB potential which means he can be a plus contributor in one category. Desmond in all likelihood will not be a major contributor to any cat (meaning he won't top 75/15/75/15/.290) so I'd take Escobar.


I'd take Escobar because of the job security, but as little as the Brewers ran last year, I'm not sure that 35 sb is very likely. I mean, he certainly has the ability to do that, but I don't know that he'll get the opportunity.
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Re: Desmond vs Escobar

Postby kab21 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:46 am

j24jags wrote:Escobar has 35 SB potential which means he can be a plus contributor in one category. Desmond in all likelihood will not be a major contributor to any cat (meaning he won't top 75/15/75/15/.290) so I'd take Escobar.


On the other hand Escobar might only get 5HR/50 RBI's so even though he does better in SB's it comes at a price in other cats. I do think both players are intriguing however my concern is that either one of them could make a poor transition to the majors. And post a .260 or .270 BA. Escobar then becomes a 1.5 category player then. Desmond is less interesting also.
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