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Smoak, be patient or cut bait?

Postby al10r10 » Wed May 19, 2010 1:53 pm

Only batting .181
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Re: Smoak, be patient or cut bait?

Postby petert » Wed May 19, 2010 3:04 pm

i guess we have no choice but to ride him out on the bench at least until we see what the Rangers plan is...i also have Chris Davis still stashed on my bench so these Fantasy Bums are taking up two of my 4 bench slots...i'm in the same boat but i got to give it a few more weeks. I have a hunch C Davis comes back up..then again, what do i know.
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Re: Smoak, be patient or cut bait?

Postby fast dogs » Wed May 19, 2010 4:56 pm

alot depends on how big of a league you are in, how many corners you start, what other options you currently have. anything larger than a 12 teamer that uses 1st base and a corner I think you continue to hold
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Postby jackie hayes » Wed May 19, 2010 8:01 pm

He has a babip of .170, and he's hitting line drives and showing good plate discipline. It's starting to get very frustrating, but I'm sticking with him.
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Re: Smoak, be patient or cut bait?

Postby 3FingersBrown » Wed May 19, 2010 10:30 pm

People often expect far too much from rookies. He should improve as his peripherals have been solid but it's all relative to what's out there. In 12 team mixed or deeper, I'd hold.
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Re: Smoak, be patient or cut bait?

Postby AnddWon » Thu May 20, 2010 5:42 am

I would bench in a keeper, cut in a redraft. In fact I have dropped him in two leagues.
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Re: Smoak, be patient or cut bait?

Postby k.k. » Thu May 20, 2010 9:23 am

Chances are in most leagues there are other similar curious options available on waivers. I wouldn't be too patient. I do like that Smoak bats in that killer Rangers lineup, but if he isn't carrying his weight, then why bother?
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Re: Smoak, be patient or cut bait?

Postby GrandAdmiralDan » Fri May 21, 2010 7:27 pm

Be patient.

And keep Smoak's splits in mind.
He handles right handed pitching fine.
.356 OBP

But he cannot currently deal with left handed pitching.
.194 OBP

Bench him against lefties, play him against righties.
Smoak is currently not an everyday starting caliber fantasy baseball player, even in the 16-team mixed H2H league that I am in. But I still have him. He just usually occupies my bench currently. A number of things point towards remaining patient. Including his BABIP, as has been mentioned.

I'm still seeking advice on this issue of mine, BTW, somewhat Smoak related:
viewtopic.php?t=412193
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Re: Smoak, be patient or cut bait?

Postby swyck » Sat May 22, 2010 12:40 pm

3FingersBrown wrote:People often expect far too much from rookies. He should improve as his peripherals have been solid but it's all relative to what's out there. In 12 team mixed or deeper, I'd hold.

Agree with this. ;-D

The bottom line is that rookies are usually not ready, but I see nothing wrong or contradictory in picking up a top prospect just in case they work out, because when they do work out it can be quite spectacular. I held him until now, but I've cut bait as I need to make adjustments and can't spare the slot any more.

I will keep an eye on him. X-I
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Re: Smoak, be patient or cut bait?

Postby Zrattlesnake » Sun May 23, 2010 8:47 pm

The Rangers are now interested in acquiring Mike Lowell, so maybe it's time to cut him. Now the question is, do I drop Alex Gordon and bid a couple bucks on Mike Lowell?
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