Mr November wrote:Where does Rizzo eventually project, in terms of 1B rankings eventually?
The reason I ask is because I have him and Votto in a keeper league and if I could get a nice haul for Votto it might be worth exploring if Rizzo projects to be say a top 5 1B. I really don't have to trade either as I have a utility spot, but if I could upgrade another spot it could be worth it.
Top 5 may be a stretch, but then again guys like Pujols, Konerko, Dunn, Berkman, Ortiz, Teixera, Gonzo, etc. are all on the wrong side of 30 and M-Cab is no longer a 1B and may not have eligibility in some leagues.
The only 2 that seem like a yearly lock for top 5 going forward are Votto and Fielder. Maybe Gonzo if he has a monster second half and rights the sinking ship that is his fantasy career. Trumbo and Encarnacion will probably never be as good again as they have been this season. Some guys that could jump forward are Freeman, Butler (you know he's got at least one .325-35-120 year in him), Goldschmidt, Hosmer, and Alonso.
I think for next year I'd put Rizzo behind Pujols, Votto, Fielder, and M-Cab (if eligible) for sure, and possibly behind Konerko, Gonzo, Freeman, and Trumbo, depending on how the rest of the year shakes out.
I think Rizzo is probably a safe bet to be a top 10 1B the next couple years and top 5 by 2015. By that time it may be Votto and him at the top of the heap.
Obviously it would be nice to keep both, but I would at least put out some feelers to see what Votto could potentially fetch. I did the same with Hamilton earlier this year and nearly pulled in Braun and CC for him -- unfortunately the other guy got cold feet and didn't go through with it, but you get the picture. It only takes one other owner out of the 9 or 11 or however many others you have in your league to turn your ounce of platinum into several of gold, so to speak.