fast dogs wrote:you have the best keepers in the league, theres no need to try to catch lightning in a bottle twice. you don't pass on a sure top 20 player to see if Bautista can do it like that 2 years in a row. A 3rd basemen having OF elig doesn't really mean all that much, he's so much more valueable @ 3rd. Wright's the safer, smarter much much better way for you to go. Look back at those batting averages for Bautista in past years; he's going to have to really out-homer Wright again just to make up for average and sb's just to break even. Why take on risk with those keepers
I don’t know. We start 5 OFs, so it gets pretty dicey. Also, I feel like Wright carries his own risk. He hit just 10 HR two years ago, and his OBP and SB numbers are not going in the "Wright" direction (get it?). This is also an OPS league, which adds to Bautista’s value.
I hear your concern, but you simply can't justify keeping Bautista over Wright. Wright's 6-year, 162 game average
.305 - 27 - 107 - 103 - 22
That is money in the bank.
On the other hand, Bautista's 6-year, 162 game average is:
.244 - 25 - 74 - 77 - 5
Will he outperform these numbers in 2011, sure, but these are numbers you can pull from Aubrey Huff or any other 4th-tier OF.
3B is terribly shallow this season and you'd be crazy to give up on the second best 3B in the league for a guy who has one season of success (and even then doesn't give you AVG or SB). Why not draft Reynolds if this is your strategy? He'll surely hit more HRs than Bautista this season and he has 1B eligibility to boot.
Keep Wright. Put him right behind Pujols and Cano in your lineup and right in front of CarGo and smile knowing that you have 4 surefire studs who will not let you down.