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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby wheels » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:30 pm

I would keep Castro and Butler over Pineda too. Choo is intriguing too and would suspect he'll bounce back, follow his progress in ST as long as you can before declaring. I would seriously consider him over Butler depending on what OF guys will be available in the draft.

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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby footballisbetter.com » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:39 pm

Drop Pineida and Butler. Keep Castro and Choo.
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:50 pm

footballisbetter.com wrote:Drop Pineida and Butler. Keep Castro and Choo.

Easy, Butler isn't anything special.
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby MaudDib » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:51 am

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footballisbetter.com wrote:Drop Pineida and Butler. Keep Castro and Choo.

Easy, Butler isn't anything special.

Choo isn't anything special either. Butler's second half of 13 HR gives us a glimpse that he could start hitting 25+ HR which would start making him special. Butler is just starting into his peak age which should translate into more HR and more counting stats. Choo is a good bet for 20/20 so no slouch either but he also could do what he did last year again.
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby HOOTIE » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:22 pm

Choo was hurt last year, only played 85 games.
Choo will give you 15-20 sb.
I don't see much difference in other numbers, maybe a few more hrs for Butler.
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby Broncmet724 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:26 pm

With Butler you'll get 5ish more HRs, 20ish less SBs, .025-.030 better BA, and 15-20 more RBIs. I'd keep Butler personally
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby HOOTIE » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:30 pm

Broncmet724 wrote:With Butler you'll get 5ish more HRs, 20ish less SBs, .025-.030 better BA, and 15-20 more RBIs. I'd keep Butler personally


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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby thetrooper » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:09 pm

You should keep McCann lol!!!!!!!$
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby MaudDib » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:21 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Choo was hurt last year, only played 85 games.
Choo will give you 15-20 sb.
I don't see much difference in other numbers, maybe a few more hrs for Butler.


I agree they both could end up with very similar numbers or very similar value. Butler has more upside as he is younger and just hitting his peak power age. Choo should be solid as well but he is now over 30 and a decline will start happening. Personally I prefer the upside play which is Butler.
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Re: Billy Butler or Starlin Castro?

Postby Raindog9912 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:59 pm

Trooper, thanks for more salt in my wound. Maybe I shouldnt have used the same screen name as my ESPN account! :-[
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