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Postby sigriffey » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:55 pm

In a H2H league that uses lots of categories, including singles, doubles, triples, etc.... I need to decide whether to keep Jeter or Ellsbury.

Already Keeping: Crawford, Longoria, McCutchen, Jimenez, Dunn

Jeter helps me lock down a position
Ellsbury helps me lock down stats (I'd possibly lock down runs, singles, triples and sb)

can I deal with having to look elsewhere for a SS or should I keep Jeter instead?
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Re: Jeter or Ellsbury? WHIR

Postby bginda2g » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:11 pm

Ellsbury.... in a head to head, he and Crawford will win you steals every week. You can find a close enough replacement for Jeter in H2H... may I suggest some power guys like Alexei Ramirez or J.J. Hardy?
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Re: Jeter or Ellsbury? WHIR

Postby RyeWhiskey » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:12 pm

sigriffey wrote:In a H2H league that uses lots of categories, including singles, doubles, triples, etc.... I need to decide whether to keep Jeter or Ellsbury.

Already Keeping: Crawford, Longoria, McCutchen, Jimenez, Dunn

Jeter helps me lock down a position
Ellsbury helps me lock down stats (I'd possibly lock down runs, singles, triples and sb)

can I deal with having to look elsewhere for a SS or should I keep Jeter instead?


Keep Jeter.

You already have 2-3 OFs kept with Crawford, McCutchen and Dunn. Furthermore, Crawford and McCutchen will provide a solid base for SBs throughout the season and cheap steals are a dime a dozen. Ellsbury is overrated on the whole (target Rajai Davis later in the draft if you want a slap hitter with great speed).

Jeter, on the other hand, is a lock for .300 - 10 - 60 - 100 - 20
That is a rock solid line at SS. He also racks up tons of hits, mostly singles, to help with those cats. Oh, and he's a lock for 150 games which is far more than we can say for Ellsbury.
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Re: Jeter or Ellsbury? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:16 pm

Great points, both. This is the very dilemma I face. Is it better to avoid the big drop-off at SS, or is it better to stack up so well with the SB and such that I have a surplus should I need to trade?
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Re: Jeter or Ellsbury? WHIR

Postby RyeWhiskey » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:18 pm

sigriffey wrote:Great points, both. This is the very dilemma I face. Is it better to avoid the big drop-off at SS, or is it better to stack up so well with the SB and such that I have a surplus should I need to trade?


As I said above, there is nothing easier to find on the WW than SBs. Why would you draft them (especially when you already have Crawford and McCutchen)?

SS is thin and Jeter is a lock. Play it safe early.

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Re: Jeter or Ellsbury? WHIR

Postby Zhangman1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:22 pm

Def keep Jeter. Locking up a position at the end gives you flexibility in your drafting. Plus depending on the size of your league, the fall of at SS is probably gonna be pretty sharp.

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