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Choo v Rios

Postby icemic » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:05 pm

This is related to a different thread I started but this takes a different angle. While I do believe Choo is clearly the better player here, why are they ranked so far apart? Below are their last few years stats. If you believe in guys who have cycling off and on years, Rios would technically be due. If Rios can even produce 80% of what Choo can, I think I'd consider making a move.

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Year TeamG AB R H HR RBI BB KO SB CS BA OBP SLG
2011 CLE 85 313 37 81 8 36 36 78 12 5 0.2588 0.3436 0.3898
2010 CLE 144 550 81 165 22 90 83 118 22 7 0.3000 0.4009 0.4836
2009 CLE 156 583 87 175 20 86 78 151 21 2 0.3002 0.3942 0.4889

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Year TeamG AB R H HR RBI BB KO SB CS BA OBP SLG
2011 CHW 145 537 64 122 13 44 27 68 11 6 0.2272 0.2649 0.3482
2010 CHW 147 567 89 161 21 88 38 93 34 14 0.2840 0.3339 0.4568
2009 T-CH 149 582 63 144 17 71 37 107 24 5 0.2474 0.2959 0.3952
2008 TOR 155 635 91 185 15 79 44 112 32 8 0.2913 0.3367 0.4614
2007 TOR 161 643 114 191 24 85 55 103 17 4 0.2970 0.3544 0.4977
2006 TOR 128 450 68 136 17 82 35 89 15 6 0.3022 0.3494 0.5156
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Re: Choo v Rios

Postby MashinSpuds » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:11 pm

See, I would much rather have Choo, (and I'm a longtime Rios owner/sucker). Rios is such a wild card each year that you don't know if you get the tepid guy, the decent enough guy, or the 20/20 guy. He'll have bursts of great months, but then slip under a shell and not come out for weeks. Very unpredictable and frustrating.

Choo, on the other hand, is a victim of injuries. However, as evidenced by his previous years, gets a consistent 20/20 and .300 average. There is definitely that risk of re-injury, but I would rather gamble on the guy who has shown at least some consistency than a guy that is hot and cold.

In 2008 I may have agreed with you given how Rios was going. However, things have changed for Rios. This could be a good year for Rios, or it could be another bad one. Choo is a better gamble in my opinion.
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Re: Choo v Rios

Postby ensanimal » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:29 pm

I like Choo more due to the stability he brings. Rios might outperform him, but Rios might also be unrosterable. You never know what you're going to get.
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Re: Choo v Rios

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:32 pm

I just feel much more confident in getting production from Choo than I do Rios. That explains the disparity in draft position, for me at least.
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Re: Choo v Rios

Postby fast dogs » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:56 pm

"If you believe in guys who have cycling off and on years, Rios would technically be due"
Sometimes you look for ways to believe in what you want to believe in
As I recall, there was more than just the dropoff from Choo to Rios to dislike about your related thread. Rios has a long history of trickery, if you are in a rebuilding year theres worse guys to take a chance on, but he's someone thats worn out his welcome for many fantasy players. Theres a good reason they are ranked so far apart to me
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Re: Choo v Rios

Postby MashinSpuds » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:13 pm

fast dogs wrote:Sometimes you look for ways to believe in what you want to believe in

This is a pretty good line by Fast Dogs. It's the truth, too.
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Re: Choo v Rios

Postby Element » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:15 pm

I like both guys for this season actually. But I'm going with Choo here by quite large margin.
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Re: Choo v Rios

Postby bigguy1551 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:11 pm

I agree with everone else. In any given year Rios will out perform Choo but in the long run i would prefer the steady production.
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Re: Choo v Rios

Postby icemic » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:04 pm

fast dogs was cheaing, but I agree with most of you. they both could put up the same type of production, but Rios is a much larger risk. thanks for the input.
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Re: Choo v Rios

Postby FantasyTeamAdvice » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:06 pm

Rios' numbers have been on the decline for years. If anything Choo's numbers will hold steady, and he has the potential to hit 30 HR's/100 RBI's.

Doubt anyone here realistically believes that Rios could put up those numbers.
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