I know this may be really hard to predict but is Bryce Harper the real deal? Only reason why I ask is that I have a trade in: My Lincy for his Justin Upton. This is somewhat leaving my pitching in shambles, but Upton would be such an upgrade. Since I picked up Bryce Harper should I hope he is AROUND the same caliber player as Upton? I know this is asking alot here, but since I grabbed BRuce should I hold onto Timmy? Or Still go for Upton. My outfield would be soooo sick! Kemp, Upton, Upton, Harper, Aza, Gardner! WOW
Batting: C: A.J. Pierzynski 1B: Joey Votto * 2B: Rickie Weeks 3B: Alex Rodriguez SS: Asdrubal Cabrera OF: Matt Kemp ; B.J. Upton ; Alejandro De Aza Util: Mike Aviles (3B,2B,SS) Util: Brett Gardner BN: Chase Headley BN: Bryce Harper
Pitching: SP: Tim Lincecum ; SP: C.C. Sabathia ; RP: Matt Capps ; RP: Fernando Rodney ; RP: Henry Rodriguez ; P: Josh Beckett ; P: Max Scherzer ; P: Shaun Marcum ; P: Jonathon Niese ; P: Mike Minor ; P: Chris Sale ; DL: Ryan Dempster
Unfortunately, I agree with both of the above posters - Justin Upton is a top-10-type hitter. However, I think there's a decent chance that Harper could, even this year, be a top 25 OF, so, are they the same guy? No... But, you have to give something reasonably big to get Upton, so I might stick with Harper.
I kind of feel like you HAVE to do it, because you'd be getting Justin Upton...but I don't like the state of your pitching squad after that. You might have to flip one of those OFs, after you get Upton, for another pitcher. But yeah, I would take it and worry about that later.
C Montero C Iannetta 1B AGon 2B Altuve 3B Moustakas SS Desmond CI Youk MI Kendrick OF Heyward OF CarGo OF McCutch Util A Ramirez(SS) BN Revere,Moreland,Viciedo DL Hart SP Kershaw, Scherzer RP Hanrahan, Street P Henderson, Anderson, Boggs BN Wheeler,Lynn