bayside wrote:who carries more value from this point forward, Trout or Ellsbury? how about over the next 4 years?
That's still gotta be Ellsbury man
Runs: +10 Ells RBI: +5 Ells or Wash HR: Wash in my opinion...Ells isn't a 30 guy but he's definitely gotten bigger, gradually creating more and more of a power approach..Ells is def good for 18-20 HRs in a healthy season which Trout is probably very close to ..he's beating it right now but he's in a hot streak.. Steals: Ellsbury +10 probably Average: Wash...both project out as .300 hitters
Jacoby turns 29 at the end of this season...I really think he's still a better player in every category (given his #1 spot in Boston's lineup)...no reason for me to take Trout for this year or even the next couple OTHER THAN injury concerns for Ellsbury..I just hate projecting injuries for position players though
His average is going to come down since his BABIP is sky high and he's bound to go through some kind of rookie slump. In a redraft I don't think I'd be looking to acquire him considering the price you'd have to pay. But in a keeper, there's only a handful of players I wouldn't trade for him. There's some players I'm really tempted to throw out there for him like Bautista and J.Upton but I'm holding myself back.
jfg wrote:His average is going to come down since his BABIP is sky high and he's bound to go through some kind of rookie slump. In a redraft I don't think I'd be looking to acquire him considering the price you'd have to pay. But in a keeper, there's only a handful of players I wouldn't trade for him. There's some players I'm really tempted to throw out there for him like Bautista and J.Upton but I'm holding myself back.
Been asking myself the same thing. I'm have Trout in a 16 team dynasty and I've been thinking if there's anyone I'd actually go 1-for-1 trading him for.
Mr November wrote:I tried to recently trade for him, wanting to pair him with my Harper, but the owner refused, saying that McCutchen however was available instead.
I think it's almost impossible to get either Trout or Harper in a keeper league. The asking price would just be off the charts, if the owner is even willing to trade him to begin with (doubtful).
Same deal here. In a keep 8 league where Trout can be kept for $6 ($5 increase or 25% increase per/year, whichever is more), I've tried to talk to his owner but he said there was no point as it would take far more than I'd be willing to give. I asked him to humor me and tell me what it would take, still awaiting his reply. I started with an offer of Upton and Bumgarner and he said that wasn't even close. Upton's price is too high to keep, Bumgarner can be kept for $17, which is about an $8 discount if I had to guess.
I finished in the middle of the pack last year in my 10 Team keeper league and picked up Trout and Harper. In those first few months My team was getting lit up bad because I was wasting two spots on them. Thank GOD for the early call ups!! It was well worth the wait!
I think the best comp is Carl Crawford, with Trout's ceiling being the player we kept hoping for years that Crawford would become but always fell just short of. I think Trout has the ability to become that player--so, Carl Crawford (Tampa Bay version) with further upside is IMO the best comp.