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Kipnis vs. Zobrist

Postby Emerald City Blues » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:29 pm

Which one would you keep?

14 team . 6x6. MI, CI, 5of, 2util. Costs of the 2 players are equal.

I can keep a player for 3 years max. I've kept Zobrist for 2 years already, and I'm leaning towards Kipnis. He's younger, and I have ability to keep him 3 more years. Zob I can only keep 1 more year, and he's getting older (32 this year).

In terms of stats, they're almost equal. Zobrist has a slight edge over Kipnis in my league, because of higher OBP, and because of position eligibility (2b, ss, of). But, Kipnis more than made up for it last year when it came to stolen bases....I think most projection systems (oliver, zips, steamer, etc) underestimate how many he'll steal this year.

Any insights?

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Re: Kipnis vs. Zobrist

Postby malibuspeedrace » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:02 pm

If you didn't have any stipulations on usage past this year...I would obviously go with Zobrist...But with you already keeping him 2 of the 3 years...I think that would force my hand to go with Kipnis.

Zobrist's positional eligibility does make that a very tough call though.
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Re: Kipnis vs. Zobrist

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:03 pm

I'd easily take Zobrist over Kipnis for this year but given the extra years I think you gamble on Kipnis.
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Re: Kipnis vs. Zobrist

Postby Kimbos Beard » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:11 pm

Agree with the others. The extra years makes me want Kipnis. Straight up, its easily ZObrist
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Re: Kipnis vs. Zobrist

Postby ATLbraves » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:51 pm

In this situation you have to go with Kipnis, IMO.
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Re: Kipnis vs. Zobrist

Postby MadDog36 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:02 pm

I'll take Kinsler Jr over Zobrist in a second.
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Re: Kipnis vs. Zobrist

Postby jtsandwich » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:53 am

I'm surprised many have stated Z over Kip, but with the yr's stipulation they would go Z. I would go Kip without a second thought, regardless of the years n the contract.
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Re: Kipnis vs. Zobrist

Postby fsbarren » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:36 am

ATLbraves wrote:In this situation you have to go with Kipnis, IMO.


That's the one. ;-D It's close in a vacuum (there are several Zobrist vs. Kipnis questions around right now with different contexts), but I think the context in this one makes the decision pretty easy for Kipnis.
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Re: Kipnis vs. Zobrist

Postby Fenris-77 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:42 am

Kipnis for me. Zo will be better this year, but three years of Kipnis trumps that IMO.
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