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Postby angels7777 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:21 pm

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Re: Crawford: are you buying? WHIR

Postby CadensDad » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:24 pm

In a 12 team league, not before round 15. That wrist scares me to death and I question if he will be able to get the ball into the OF enough to matter since at Fenway the monster and the corner give you doubles.

I have steered clear of him all year.

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Re: Crawford: are you buying? WHIR

Postby kaiser » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:28 pm

I'd take him earlier than that in a 12-team. Perhaps somewhere around 9th or 10th round. Yes, the injury is of great concern, as is his awful play last year, but the skill set is still there, and the upside is tempting.

And this coming from the guy (me) who traded away Ryan Braun and Jose Reyes to get Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford during the first month of the season last year... Oy.
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Re: Crawford: are you buying? WHIR

Postby Surfs up » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:11 pm

I would be affraid he won't try to steal bases for fear of reinjurying the wrist. He could sap any power down the right field line at Fenway. He might not be able to pull the ball.This thing could linger. It could also effect his outfield play defensive. He might be affraid of hitting the monster or the outfield wall and that could get into his head when hitting. Just a couple of things I think of.
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Re: Crawford: are you buying? WHIR

Postby tballt » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:43 pm

it's encouraging he's starting to swing.

I for one am not drafting him.

The people who said they would take him til the 15th rd, or the 9/10th round will not be owning carl this year.... you're going to have to in a 12 teamer reach around the 8th ish round.

This is a guy who if he bounces back can go 10-15hrs and steal 50+ bases.... it all hinges on his wrist being strong, do you believe? I'd just pass, but if you're going to think about him, gotta go about the 8th.
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Postby jefferey13 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:49 pm

I would take him somewhere around the 100th pick.
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Re: Crawford: are you buying? WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:00 pm

Somewhere around 8th or 9th round pick. Depends on what is available and what I need but he has the upside of a top 10 player and he has had one down year. That wrist injury does worry me but it isn't like his value is all tied up in how many HR he can hit. The guy was pretty dominate for a number of years and can be plenty valuable.

This is one of those guys that has a chance to win you a league. He could bust out and cause problems for you later or he could recover from this wrist problem and then be a dominate OF again by mid-May. Those are the guys I take a chance on. Huge upside here and a ton of track record.
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Postby TruYankeeFan » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:45 pm

I took the chance when he fell to the 10th round in my 12 team h2h non keeper on yahoo. :-o

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Re: Crawford: are you buying? WHIR

Postby Kimbos Beard » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:26 am

I think if you really want Crawford you probably are going to have to go 8th round for him. From what I have seen there is always a few managers who are going to be willing to roll the dice on Crawford so I haven't seen him slipping to the point where he is going to be a steal in say the early to mid teen rounds.

I would probably be willing to grab Crawford but I think alot would depend on how my draft was going and whether I felt I needed to take the risk.
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Re: Crawford: are you buying? WHIR

Postby SecretAgentMan » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:35 am

I think if you get Crawford anyhwere in the 8 or 9+ round you are doing fine and taking a decent risk vs. reward gamble. It is not like you are sacrificing an elite pick for him at that point, just someone who is a decent player probably with limited upside or an unproven guy with high upside. Crawford is top 2-3 round material potentially and has been so for a number of years. He is not old and really last year was one of the more baffling busts in recent history. He went from a contender in the AL east to another contender in the AL east and went from elite to trash. The big contract and pressure in Boston likely had something to do with that and the injury now is cause for concern, but it is the same player so you have to feel he gets straightened out eventually if healthy unless he is just a complete head case. Maybe he is but as long as you are not paying a top price for him it is a decent gamble imo.
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