I think that's a tough call. I don't think we've seen the "real" Escobar yet. A. Ramirez has struggled just as much but as far as I know he's been healthy. I think I'd go with Escobar and hope that he clicks it into high gear now that he's healthy again.
by jake_twothousandfive » Mon May 17, 2010 12:56 am
I'll go with the consensus and take Yunel.
I haven't given up on Alexei yet and he has shown signs of life of late, but Yunel is much less prone to pronounced hot/dry spells and he has just as much upside as Alexei in everything but SB. And like others have pointed out the difference in SBs probably won't amount to much more than 10.
Thanks for the help on mine.
"Don't take anything for granted, because tomorrow is not promised to any of us." ---Kirby Puckett
This is pretty much what I was thinking, he can have a better line and waaaay more reliability once he gets into a groove. I know this is literally the most said quote in fantasy baseball history, but its true, I had him for 2 years: Alexei Ramirez is a Bum. Advice? viewtopic.php?t=412078
C: Posey 1B: Votto 2B Zobrist 3B: Miggy Cabrera SS: Tulo OF Chris Davis, Martin Prado, Alex Rios U: Konerko/Hunter SP: Lester, Peavy, Dempster, Kuroda, Matt Moore (Reserve: Beckett, Cahill, Lincecum, Hudson) RP: Putz, R Soriano
I have both Alexei and Escobar (both drafted) on my team and I have high hopes for both of them. It seems Alexei is coming around after the last 2 games [5/7, 1 R, 3 RBI, 1 SB], and I think it's only a matter of time before Escobar hits his stride. Neither will put up huge numbers mind you, but they should be worth rostering when all is said and done.