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Postby Prooks25 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:37 am

5x5 Roto keeper league, standard stats:

Straight up, who's better, Ellsbury or McCutchen?
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Re: Ellsbury or McCutchen? WHIR

Postby jbird669 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:52 am

Who's better? That's tough, but I'd probably say McCutchen by a hair.

HOWEVER, Ellsbury has a MUCH better lineup and is likely to score more runs and get steals. Gotta factor that in, so go Ellsbury.

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Re: Ellsbury or McCutchen? WHIR

Postby Prooks25 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:37 pm

What about the possible up side of McCutchen? Ellsbury is what he is (unless he bats 9th or gets hurt again), McCutchen can easily get better and become a 20/40 guy.
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Re: Ellsbury or McCutchen? WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:45 pm

I like McCutchen more but I don't think you can go wrong with either.

I am not ready to say McCutchen is a 20/40 guy but I do think he has more upside where as Ellsbury plays in a better lineup.
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Re: Ellsbury or McCutchen? WHIR

Postby Blaise28 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:05 pm

Allthe publications and websites seem to have Ellsbury higher but I can't figure out why. Pgh's lineup is bad but has spray hitters at the top so McCutchen will score runs. He is also 3 yrs younger and more durable. I'd go McCutchen in a heartbeat.
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Re: Ellsbury or McCutchen? WHIR

Postby Prooks25 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:15 pm

I've typically seemed them ranked somewhat close, with the edge generally going to McCutchen, but not by much.
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Re: Ellsbury or McCutchen? WHIR

Postby fast dogs » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:08 pm

this 1's pretty close, don't know why you wouldn't go with the guy who has no injury concerns and a chance to hit for a little more power
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Re: Ellsbury or McCutchen? WHIR

Postby kaiser » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:23 pm

I'd take McCutchen slightly higher than Ellsbury, although I would have them tiered at about the same place.
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Re: Ellsbury or McCutchen? WHIR

Postby amarlls » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:44 pm

I like Elsbury a bit more this year especially because of the potent lineup that BOS has

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Re: Ellsbury or McCutchen? WHIR

Postby Urban Cohorts » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:35 pm

Ellsbury isn't a bad player. If he is healthy (big if) and if he hits in the 1 or 9 spot (probably), you will get a near league leader in Runs and SB with a decent AVG. That said, I would rather have McCutchen. He has more long term upside and less injury concerns. He may not be better than a healthy Ellsbury this season, but he will overtake him at some point. Plus, it is always a lot easier to draft or trade for a decent SB guy.

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