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Re: Projecting Young 1st Basemen for 2013 and Beyond

Postby FindingTim » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:40 pm

even as a Giants fan, I don't think Brandon Belt warrants being on this list. He is a notch below imo.
I think Freeman is undervalued-- he lacks the "sexiness factor" but he is a big guy with a tight, concise power stroke in a good lineup.

in terms of ceiling, I'd rank them:
1. Hosmer
2. Rizzo
3. Freeman
4. Goldschmidt
5. Belt

for 2013, I'd rank them:
1. Freeman
2. Rizzo
3. Goldschmidt
4. Hosmer
5. Belt

I don't trust Goldschmidt, his swing and overall style just screams "inconsistency!." I can't buy him as a lifetime .285 hitter, more like .265.
but maybe he is just so good I can't even see him, if you know what I mean.

and I LOVE Eric Hosmer, but I'm just not convinced this is the year he puts it together--- although in the future I expect .310/20 homer seasons with high OBP. not yet though.
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Re: Projecting Young 1st Basemen for 2013 and Beyond

Postby bali dawgs » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:28 pm

Sorry, where's Ike Davis?

In most mocks I'm dong this year: Davis, Rizzo, Hosmer are all drafted about the same time.

In what order would you put those three for this year?

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Re: Projecting Young 1st Basemen for 2013 and Beyond

Postby HighHeater » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:25 pm

FindingTim wrote:even as a Giants fan, I don't think Brandon Belt warrants being on this list. He is a notch below imo.
I think Freeman is undervalued-- he lacks the "sexiness factor" but he is a big guy with a tight, concise power stroke in a good lineup.

in terms of ceiling, I'd rank them:
1. Hosmer
2. Rizzo
3. Freeman
4. Goldschmidt
5. Belt

for 2013, I'd rank them:
1. Freeman
2. Rizzo
3. Goldschmidt
4. Hosmer
5. Belt

I don't trust Goldschmidt, his swing and overall style just screams "inconsistency!." I can't buy him as a lifetime .285 hitter, more like .265.
but maybe he is just so good I can't even see him, if you know what I mean.

and I LOVE Eric Hosmer, but I'm just not convinced this is the year he puts it together--- although in the future I expect .310/20 homer seasons with high OBP. not yet though.


you do realize Goldschmidt has the highest power of all those listed right?
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Re: Projecting Young 1st Basemen for 2013 and Beyond

Postby Ender » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:17 pm

Goldschmidt has to prove to me he can hit righties better for me to fully buy into him. They protected him vs RHP quite a bit last year and he managed a paltry .739 OPS against them. I also don't think the speed stays long, I mean he might keep 7 or 8 a year but not double digits.
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Re: Projecting Young 1st Basemen for 2013 and Beyond

Postby BigLebowski » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:38 pm

I'd go as follows.

Future
1. Hosmer
2. Davis
3. Goldschmidt

4. Rizzo
5. Freeman

6. Belt

This Year
1. Davis
2. Goldschmidt
3. Freeman
4. Hosmer
5. Rizzo


6. Belt
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Re: Projecting Young 1st Basemen for 2013 and Beyond

Postby BUCCOFAN » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:10 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:why are these the main 4 to be considered?
I think Paul Goldschmidt should be a major factor in there. Goldschmidt is 25. I would put him 1st for 2013 ahead of Freeman.


I agree Goldie has to be on this list.....

I am a big Hosmer fan and hopefully I finally am rewarded in my auction keeper league where I have him at $8. In saying that.....here is my list.

1. Goldschmidt (the ballpark plays to his liking and factor in the SBs)
2. Freeman (helps with that ridiculous lineup he has now, sandwiched between both Upton's)
3. Hosmer (royals supporting cast improving too)
4. Rizzo (sophomore year just like Hosmer last year I think he stumbles a bit, supporting cast not ready yet)
5. Belt (like him to finally have fantasy relevance this season, big year coming)
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