EvSolo wrote:Would love to hear your thoughts on Crawford. You have him ranked higher than most places i have seen and he is intriguing to me and a player likely to be had for "cheap"
I am buying on Crawford this season too. In fact, I just traded Wieters straight up for him (15 keepers). Who knows if that will turn out good for me, but I'll risk it.
I wouldn't have done that, but I'm pretty high on Wieters myself. I toyed with the idea of making him No. 1 in my catcher rankings, but figured that was a little much considering the nice average others guys provide.
I think Crawford is due for a nice bounceback. He'll be in a great lineup, he's been cleared to start his offseason program and he expects to be ready for the start of the season. If he can get to 500 ABs, I can see him approaching 15/30 with an average in the .280s, maybe even a bit higher. I have Shin-Soo Choo ranked a few spots ahead, and he should have slightly more power and slightly less speed than Crawford, but I think their values are similar.