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Last Keeper to Pick. Craig vs Goldschmidt. WHIR.

Postby TeeBall DH » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:34 pm

Need help deciding last keeper. Will help in return.

Allen Craig or Paul Goldschmidt. Both Cost the same to keep.

Offensive Cats -----R-HR-RBI-SB-AVG-OPS
Allen Craig ----------76-22-92- 2-.307-.876
Paul Goldschmidt ---82-20-82-18-.286-.849

At the moment I am leaning toward Craig. Craig has the higher AVG and OPS, and played in fewer games then Goldschmidt yet still outproduced him in HR and RBI. The only reason I could see keeping Goldschmidt is if he can come close to repeating those SB numbers, which I don't think he can.

Thoughts?

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Re: Last Keeper to Pick. Craig vs Goldschmidt. WHIR.

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:39 pm

I prefer Goldschmidt by a pretty sizable margin. Just don't trust Craig to play a full season at the level he's been playing at.
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Re: Last Keeper to Pick. Craig vs Goldschmidt. WHIR.

Postby kidsilk » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:46 pm

I like Craig myself.

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Re: Last Keeper to Pick. Craig vs Goldschmidt. WHIR.

Postby allen730877 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:48 pm

I agree Craig. I see him having a big year once again this year. 100+ rbi's. .300 avg


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Re: Last Keeper to Pick. Craig vs Goldschmidt. WHIR.

Postby Gandalf » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:02 pm

I hate to split the responses and increase your angst.

But I like Goldy. He may very well steal more not less. Steal rate 18 of 21 tries.

Goldy is younger and showed more power and OPS and AVG in the minors at a younger age.

You could see 35-40 HRs here in his second full year especially in AZ.
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Re: Last Keeper to Pick. Craig vs Goldschmidt. WHIR.

Postby Philly_05 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:36 pm

I would go with Goldy. Thanks for the help on mine. ;-D
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Re: Last Keeper to Pick. Craig vs Goldschmidt. WHIR.

Postby Elsy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:11 am

I like both but have to give the edge to Craig as he has the better lineup around him. Also SB can be found in draft in form of a Rajai Davis. Also what do the rest of your keeper situation look like????
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Re: Last Keeper to Pick. Craig vs Goldschmidt. WHIR.

Postby ayebatter » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:21 am

Craig for 2013 - Goldschmidt going forward, in any case I think I'd prefer to trade either of them for an upgrade and I think you'll get more for Goldschmidt him being the hot ticket right now.
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Re: Last Keeper to Pick. Craig vs Goldschmidt. WHIR.

Postby fsbarren » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:20 am

If you believe you'll get 120+ games out of Craig (he hasn't appeared in more than 129 games in a single pro year and has played only 76 percent of his team's scheduled games the past five seasons combined) then he's the better option.

Goldy-lock (I think he's solid to meet his baseline numbers so maybe Solid-Gold might be a better name) is my answer if you're not sure. Also, I think double digit steals is the floor for him in 2013 so count that in too.

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Re: Last Keeper to Pick. Craig vs Goldschmidt. WHIR.

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:23 am

Goldschmidt. He has the ability to be above-average in all 5 categories. I do not trust Craig to stay healthy.
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