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Re: R.A. Dickey for Joey Votto?

Postby slick56 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:02 am

Dont do it. Dickey's value is at his highest now. He may seem like a top 5 SP but he really isnt. Think about it, has he ever done this before?
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Re: R.A. Dickey for Joey Votto?

Postby mayor quimby » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:14 am

I'm gonna play devils advocate here in favor of the trade, just because. That doesn't mean that I'd take the deal, but it's just for some difference in opinion as there isn't any in this thread.

1. Dickey is going to continue what he's been doing for the rest of the season IMO. He's hit gold with his knuckleball. I think there might be something that none of us know about that he's doing, perhaps something revolutionary with his fingernails or something like that, but it's working, and will continue to work. He'll hit some regression I'm sure but will finish top 10 in pitchers I believe.

2: Although Votto is one of the best players in baseball, his fantasy value does not match his MLB value. He hits for a high average but he won't have the kind of impact on categories week in week out like a Jose Bautista or a Ryan Braun. As far as fantasy, he's just not in the same class. Votto'll have 100 runs 30 bombs and 100 ribbies. but so will adam dunn. the only difference is a much higher average, which is very overrated.

Let's hear the rest of your team for some more insight.
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Re: R.A. Dickey for Joey Votto?

Postby Element » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:49 pm

There is no way to justify this. No pitcher in baseball is worth a 1st round talent. RA Dickey is the perfect reason why. He was likely scooped off of waivers or if he was drafted it was in the final few rounds of the draft. Pitchers are the most sporadic fantasy contributors season over season. And the whole RA Dickey story is fun and all, but seriously .... RA Dickey? That aside, just by looking at the numbers shows that he'll come back down to earth some. FIP/xFIP sit around 2.90. That's not bad at all, but when you have an ERA 70 points lower you can expect some regressions. Especially considering the LOB% (81%) & BABIP (0.243) also indicate the same. Oh .. and despite the success, his LD% is up a tick. I would not count on Dickey to be anything more than a SP3 for the rest of the season.
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