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Which SS to pick up of WW. WHIR

Postby choan15 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:52 am

Im in a 11 team head to head points league non keeper.

I picked up Furcal off waivers a couple weeks ago but he has not been great. Should I take a chance on a FA?

Available FA:
JJ Hardy
Danny Espinosa
Josh Rutledge
Alexei Ramirez
Luis Cruz
Johnny Peralta

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Re: Which SS to pick up of WW. WHIR

Postby StealingHome » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:17 pm

JJ Hardy
(Alcides Escobar)
Furcal
Danny Espinosa & Alexei Ramirez & Johnny Peralta
Josh Rutledge

This is how I would rank them. Hardy is picking it up. He's a good source of power. Keep you eye on Rutledse though. Check and see if Alcides Escobar is owned in your league.

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Re: Which SS to pick up of WW. WHIR

Postby The Thrill » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:32 pm

Kinda depends on exactly which cats count as points. (i.e. an Espinosa or Ramirez just might get that extra boost in value due to steals depending upon the point structure).

If we're just talking "generically" I would rank them as follows:

Ramirez
Peralta
Espinosa
Hardy
Furcal
Rutledge
Cruz
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Re: Which SS to pick up of WW. WHIR

Postby choan15 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:40 pm

These are the categories and points.

Home Runs (HR) 1 Total Bases (TB) 1
Walks (BB) 1 Runs Scored (R) 1
Runs Batted In (RBI) 1 Stolen Bases (SB) 1
Strikeouts (K) -1 Intentional Walks (IBB) 1
Game Winning RBI (GWRBI) 1 Caught Stealing (CS) -0.5
Hitting for the Cycle (CYC) 5 Grand Slam Home Runs (GSHR) 2
Errors (E) -1
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Re: Which SS to pick up of WW. WHIR

Postby NikkiSixx » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:59 pm

I would probably go with Furcal just because he is likely to get the most runs scored out of the bunch and he will help out in other categories too.
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Re: Which SS to pick up of WW. WHIR

Postby StealingHome » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:17 pm

Given your point structure, I would have to rearrage my ranking. Currently, I like Espinosa for his steals and power. But while he's improving, his numbers againt right-handed batters aren't that good. But he's on a good streak right now.
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Re: Which SS to pick up of WW. WHIR

Postby dcmove2003 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:22 pm

I would currently go with Espinosa. He's hot right now. However, keep an eye on him, as he's streaky and when he goes cold, cut him loose. If you think you need power, then clearly Hardy would be the way to go, as an alternative, but if you're looking for balance, Espinosa would be the best current option at least for his current hot streak. Alexei Ramirez is solid, but unspectacular (more consistent) as is Furcal, so those are two good fallback options for when Espinosa starts to struggle.

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