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CarGo or Braun

Poll ended at Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:35 pm

CarGo
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36%
Braun
18
64%
 
Total votes : 28

CarGo or Braun

Postby thatguy27 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:35 pm

This is not an advice question. I own neither player, nor am I looking to acquire either due to their hefty price tags. Just figured it would make for an interesting discussion. Going forward, which of these two very similar player would you prefer to own?

Braun: G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS

2012 51 189 34 58 9 2 14 36 22 41 11 3 .307 .390 .598 .988

CarGo: G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS

2012 52 210 45 68 13 3 14 45 21 43 8 0 .324 .388 .614 1.002

There numbers are very similar, but the edge thus far has to go to CarGo who has 10 more RBi + Runs, higher AVG, SLG, and OPS. But, like I said, they are very close, and all it will take is one monster week from Braun for the edge to shift to him. Nearly identical K:BB numbers, slight edge for Braun in SB's though CarGo is flawless on the base paths whereas Braun has been caught 3 times. I think it's an incredibly interesting argument, and could go either way, but for my money I think I still have to take Braun, primarily due to CarGo having a more significant injury risk. That said, I do think CarGo, especially playing half his games at Coor's Field, has a higher upside.
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Re: CarGo or Braun

Postby mkultra » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:21 pm

Surprised to see so much support for Braun here. Not only has CarGo been performing better so far, but Braun's got a nagging Achilles injury. That kind of thing can have a real impact on steals.
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Re: CarGo or Braun

Postby Ender » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:03 am

Braun doesn't require playing at home to be good so I'd go with him. In theory he is in a better lineup too though the Brewers are all hurt or under-performing this year.
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Re: CarGo or Braun

Postby Element » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:05 am

Ender wrote:Braun doesn't require playing at home to be good so I'd go with him. In theory he is in a better lineup too though the Brewers are all hurt or under-performing this year.


Though he may require PED's. CarGo for me.
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Re: CarGo or Braun

Postby benb18a » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:55 am

Element wrote:Though he may require PED's. CarGo for me.


Occam's Razor = he does not require PEDs. Braun for me.
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Re: CarGo or Braun

Postby J35J » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:02 am

Close my eyes and pick one out a hat....doesn't really matter to me.

With that said I went with Braun, I feel he's a bit more consistant, though CarGo may have a slightly higher upside.
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Re: CarGo or Braun

Postby ayebatter » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:40 am

Braun here, as he's more likely than CarGo to repeat the numbers he's produced so far.
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CarGo or Braun

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:50 am

Is stating the fact that Braun is way more awesomer a solid foundation for an argument here?
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Re: CarGo or Braun

Postby benb18a » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:42 pm

lastingsgriller wrote:Is stating the fact that Braun is way more awesomer a solid foundation for an argument here?


Only if "he's a roid popper" is a solid counter argument. :-b
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Re: CarGo or Braun

Postby bayside » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:12 pm

I would take Cargo, both from a fantasy and real life baseball perspective.
Cargo is more athletic, has better range, a better arm, a higher offensive ceiling, and no PED concerns.
He is also 2 years younger and figures to still be near his peak when Braun begins to decline.
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