CBMGreatOne wrote:I'm listening to Cockroft and Karabell right now on the fantasy focus podcast and I'm tempted to turn it off because of their handling of the Puig situation. They're projecting something like 250 ABs for him over the rest of the season, calling his a "Profar situation," giving too much (IMO) credit to a scenario where he gets sent back down--- Karabell is saying he'd rather have Cameron Maybin right now.
Look, I know the guy is a rookie, but on upside alone I think he's a top ~60 player in overall value right now, and I acknowledge that a big component of that is perception/hype, but we've seen so many guys like this come up and rake in their first MLB action including a 19/20 year old Harper/Trout respectively.
I'm all for experts pouring cold water on overhyped guys who might very well be flashes in the pan, but Cockroft/Karabell are just too far behind the curve right now on Puig and I don't think I can take them seriously/even listen to the rest of today's podcast. Sorry for the ranting response but if anyone else happened to listen to fantasy focus today they'll probably understand my frustration.
Just a follow up- yahoo is reporting that Cameron Maybin, the ESPN "experts" Karabell and Cockm*nch choice over Puig, hurt his knee and will be out 4-6 weeks. If you listened to them you deserve what you get- a guy with little upside who's now hurt. If you listened to some of us touting the upside of Puig you may have hit gold. I emphasize the word "may" it's still early.