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Value of Will Middlebrooks, WHIR

Postby etex211 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:44 am

What does everybody think his value should be in a 12 team AL only roto auction keeper league? I've got him at $22 right now.

3B is a thin position. At the 2012 auction, Miguel Cabrera went for $41 and Evan Longoria was $34.

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Re: Value of Will Middlebrooks, WHIR

Postby Trubbaman » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:13 pm

I don't think 3B really is that thin, there's just a dropoff from the top two or so and then it's kinda middling.

I like Middlebrooks more than I should, and Fenway is a good place for him to be but I'm really leery of wrist injuries and the long recovery time to get power back. His power is almost all of his value but I think it's really speculative to hope that he'll get it all back even by the end of this season.

I've seen him go as low as $14, but I'd put him more in the $16-18ish category.
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Re: Value of Will Middlebrooks, WHIR

Postby Element » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:17 pm

I have him at 6th overall in AL only. I actually have guys like Seager & Machado ahead of him, but you could certainly make the case that he would be more valuable. He strikes out a lot more than you would want so he may struggle to keep the average up. I like the power a lot though. $18-22 seems about right.
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Re: Value of Will Middlebrooks, WHIR

Postby colt4523 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:18 pm

Well, he is probably 5th at 3b so he does have value. $22 seems quite high for him though and $34 for longo seems like a great deal. Did you just have a draft? $260 cap? And yes 3b is extremely shallow. We have several players leaving the position (Bautista, EE, Trumbo) so if you can get a decent 3b that is an everyday starter, he is definitely valuable. In an Al/Nl league I would probably avoid him. I haven't read too many positives about him but Al only is a whole other story.

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Re: Value of Will Middlebrooks, WHIR

Postby etex211 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:07 pm

Yes, $260 cap.

Our auction isn't until late March.

The values for MCab and Longoria are from last year's auction.

Middlebrooks was a FAAB pickup for me last season.


We can keep 8 in our league. I don't have 8, so I am reaching for anything I can find.

As things stand right now, I have three definite keepers. They are:

$6 Addison Reed
$6 Chris Sale
$3 Jason Vargas


Then I've got a whole bunch of iffy guys:

$40 Pujols
$22 Middlebrooks
$5 Jemile Weeks
$8 Rajai Davis
$10 Chisenhall
$10 Wade Davis
$11 Frieri
$6 Masterson

I'll probably go ahead and keep Davis, because $8 for ~40 steals is a good buy.

That gets me to 4 keepers.
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Re: Value of Will Middlebrooks, WHIR

Postby kidsilk » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:16 pm

I would put Middlebrooks at about 15-20 range. So you are not too far off. I would keep him in your list of keepers and keep Pujols and Weeks too.

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Re: Value of Will Middlebrooks, WHIR

Postby kcbrett5 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:50 pm

I would say $22 is on the high side for him, being from NE in my AL only, he would go for $25, unfortunatly, someone has him at $5 for a keeper. If 3B is thin in your league I would keep him. I would put Cabrera, Longoria, Lawrie and Beltre above him. That leaves Moose and maybe Youk.
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