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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby gnarboots11 » Thu May 20, 2010 6:56 pm

J UpRod will take LinceRod YAYA. Book it. He is a must start he's going yaya for sure. Trust me, i know these things im super good at predictions.
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby rich101682 » Thu May 20, 2010 7:02 pm

gnarboots11 wrote:J UpRod will take LinceRod YAYA. Book it. He is a must start he's going yaya for sure. Trust me, i know these things im super good at predictions.


Who can argue with that?
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby NotAmused » Fri May 21, 2010 10:36 pm

Whenever I watch him, he seems to always just miss a HR..I think you should try to buy low before it's too late.
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby ayebatter » Sat May 22, 2010 1:45 am

gnarboots11 wrote:J UpRod will take LinceRod YAYA. Book it. He is a must start he's going yaya for sure. Trust me, i know these things im super good at predictions.


:-°


edit: Oh, I get it - the Jester at work. ;-7
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby Frappy » Wed May 26, 2010 5:53 pm

Hitters in my points league can be killed by strikeouts; Mark Reynolds scored less points last year than Orlando Cabrera.

At the moment, Upton is legitimately chasing down teammate Mark Reynolds for the strikeout crown (61 to 63). His strikeout rate hasn't lowered in correlation to his heating up - he's pacing the same number of strikeouts that he had in April. If Upton goes 100-30-100-30 with .270 batting but strikeouts 200 times, he's not much better than Reynolds was last year (In fact, eerily similar).

If strikeout numbers are considerable when figuring into a player's value, should I value Upton less? Overall, what kind of strikeout numbers will we see out of him?
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby teaaker » Wed May 26, 2010 6:12 pm

This is a good point; he would definitely be valued less in this league. That being said, I'm generally do not like these types of leagues. Even if a player has a decent OBP, AVG, and great power numbers, he can still be less valuable than someone who just grounds out or pops out a lot. Does anyone in this type of league tell me why they like this? I'm genuinely curious.
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby Frappy » Wed May 26, 2010 6:19 pm

I've never asked, just looked to take advantage of it. Some players definitely lose/gain a lot of value in this system. Guys who strikeout a lot or have value through SBs (Useless in this league: SB- 1 pt CS- [-1]pt) are not as valuable here. Well, I suppose that I'll continue on in dealing Upton somewhere. I've have some great offers that would be even in many leagues, but not too even in this league.
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby The Big Train » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:21 pm

AJ Hinch moved Upton down to the 7th spot in the lineup for tonight's game. Could be any number of reasons for that, but it seemed to work well enough: he's only struck out twice so far. ;-7
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:18 am

i benched him this week so he should go off
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby colt4523 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:29 pm

Having Upton and Wright in a K's league is a great combination :-t
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