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Re: Battle of the young 1B

Postby kaiser » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:16 pm

Havok1517 wrote:I'm not sure this is even a problem or a thought for the Braves but Chipper Jones emphatically needs to move to 1B. Now, pride will likely prevent that from happening but the smart move for the Braves would be to move him. He's already reporting tendentious in his surgically repaired knee but him moving to 1B would drastically limit his wear and tear and allow him to help the team more. Now, I don't foresee Chipper moving but if the slim possibility happens Freddie Freeman, even though he was drafted as a 3B, will likely find himself in LF. Seriously, Chipper Jones is a future HOF player but it's going to come down to him attempting to play 3B and then getting hurt once again, not helping the Braves, and retiring or potentially moving to 1B, limiting his risk to injury, being productive, and squeezing out a few more productive years.


So you are thinking Chipper gets hurt, they move Prado to 3B, Freeman to LF and Chipper to 1B?

I don't think Chipper would make the move to 1B. I think he would retire.

The Braves liked Freeman enough to not make any run at LaRoche, etc. this off season. He is the starting 1B for them on opening day, playing in a strong lineup. I like him a great deal. Don't know ehteher he will be better than Smoak or not, but it will be fun to watch him play.
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Re: Battle of the young 1B

Postby Zito is God » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:26 pm

I think Eric Hosmer will be better than all the ones mentioned in this thread when all is said and done.
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Re: Battle of the young 1B

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:54 am

Brandon Belt will Pujols.
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Re: Battle of the young 1B

Postby Neato Torpedo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:07 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:Brandon Belt will Pujols.

Belt will Villalona
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Re: Battle of the young 1B

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:12 am

Neato Torpedo wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:Brandon Belt will Pujols.

Belt will Villalona


I will Villalona Neato.
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Re: Battle of the young 1B

Postby Neato Torpedo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:26 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:Brandon Belt will Pujols.

Belt will Villalona


I will Villalona Neato.

Villalona's a poser, Ugie Urbina made it cool.
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Re: Battle of the young 1B

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:07 am

Zito is God wrote:I think Eric Hosmer will be better than all the ones mentioned in this thread when all is said and done.

I don't think many people would argue with you. I think Hosmer has alot more upside/ power potential than Freeman and Smoak. I like Brandon Belt alot but its too early to say how he stacks up, he could very well be better than all 3 guys. He seems really polished.
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Re: Battle of the young 1B

Postby MaudDib » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:22 am

The one thing going for Smaok, is his ability to take a walk. One of the things he did the most consistent through the minors, was walk almost as much as he struck out. Which should carry over to the major leagues. I like Smoak long term more than Freeman though Freeman might have the better year.
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Re: Battle of the young 1B

Postby kab21 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:22 pm

wrveres wrote:are people giving up on Brett Wallace after 159 PA's?


I'm less excited with his MiLB K and BB rates when combined with what is thought of as 20HR power. I see him as a solid MLB'er but not really fantasy relevant at 1B.
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Re: Battle of the young 1B

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:37 pm

honestly, does anyone care for either of these players over Gaby Sanchez right now?


and thats not even to say that Gaby Sanchez holds a great deal of my interest to begin with..
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