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Ellsbury vs Ethier. EASY ENOUGH. WHIR

Postby Seanyfever » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:14 am

I seem to be coming across mixed reviews of these two players- Jacoby Ellsbury and Andre Ethier. I kinda see it as Ethier being a bit more of a "safe floor" in knowing what I have. I do play a H2H league, so his difficulty against lefties can be hazardous some weeks. Ellsbury is coming off the injury, but more significant to me is batting leadoff or ninth. If healthy and leadoff, his value is up there in the BoSox lineup. I see his cieling higher but floor lower.

Your thoughts on my evaluation?
What is your preference of the two?


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Re: Ellsbury vs Ethier. EASY ENOUGH. WHIR

Postby soty » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:33 am

Thanks for the help on mine first off. As for yours I would go Either. I prefer power numbers over speed numbers. Good luck! ;-D
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Re: Ellsbury vs Ethier. EASY ENOUGH. WHIR

Postby pizzaboy76 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:14 am

I think Ellsbury will hit leadoff, with Pedroia 2nd and Crawford 3rd. He'll put up over 100 runs, 8-12 HR's, 80+ RBI's and 45+ SB's while hitting hear .300.

Ethier will probably be a lock for 25HR's and solid all around numbers.

It comes down to if you want more speed or solid power.
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Re: Ellsbury vs Ethier. EASY ENOUGH. WHIR

Postby suspect » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:55 am

I think it's a tossup, but I do like Ellsbury's ceiling over Ethier's. That said, I think Ethier has more trade value and his ADP is higher.
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Re: Ellsbury vs Ethier. EASY ENOUGH. WHIR

Postby Seanyfever » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:33 pm

It looks like you have similar feelings as I do. Woudl love more input or convincing argument either way.
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Postby HOOTIE » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:10 pm

Ethier is the better player.
If Ellsbury hits at the bottom, it's a slam dunk.
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Re: Ellsbury vs Ethier. EASY ENOUGH. WHIR

Postby Verminator » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:17 pm

I definitely like the power... so Ethier is the better choice. There are plenty of 20, 30, 40 steal guys throughout the draft.
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Re: Ellsbury vs Ethier. EASY ENOUGH. WHIR

Postby Dans » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:34 pm

I like Ethier here. Definitely the safer pick. But it does depend on what else you're keeping.

Please help with mine? Thanks.

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Re: Ellsbury vs Ethier. EASY ENOUGH. WHIR

Postby Frappy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:21 pm

I think this one is close enough to be a needs-based decision. It looks like Ellsbury will win the leadoff job, so, health permitting, he'll be your typical run and SB producing monster. Their .avgs should be similar, so it's going to come down to HR/RBI vs R/SB. I would just assess your team, what you need, and what is still going to be available after this pick.
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Re: Ellsbury vs Ethier. EASY ENOUGH. WHIR

Postby Seanyfever » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:35 pm

Thanks fellas. I have Ellsbury for the time being and I do have a nice collection of power bats in Longoria, Hanley, Holliday Fielder and Bruce.... Ellsbury is a part of my team for now, but I think I woudl trade him if the chance comes up. If he can be that extra piece in a deal or get me some pitching, I'll be pleased.

Interestingly, the Pujols owner came at me asking.... We were close in another deal....

I threw out Fielder and Ellsbury for Albert... I forsee a draft pick here as well going to him,
or some combo of Fielder with Lee/Lincecum for Pujols and Jiminez/CC

Just discussion but we'll see what occurs.
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