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?
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?
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.
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?
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.