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Cut Middlebrooks for Chisenhall??

Postby mm92280 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:56 pm

Yes, I know it isn't the sexiest roster move but when you play in a 20 team league, these are the types of decisions you have to make. Its a H2H league with the following scoring categories: AVG, R, HR, RBI, SB, OPS, AST for positional players and W, ERA, WHIP, K, CG, SV, HLD for pitchers.

I currently have Middlebrooks but am considering moving on, as Chisenhall has been called back up after hitting very well at AAA. Chisenhall has been less than spectactular in his previous MLB stints. The positives on Middlebrooks: above average power at 3B and his .231 BABIP would suggest that he's been at least a little unlucky and there should be some correction to his putrid batting average and overall production. The negatives: sub .200 batting average and terrible BB:K rate (8:59). Chisenhall struggled in April with Cleveland and was sent down but responded with an OBP north of .400 and by slugging .676 - excellent numbers. Still, that ability has yet to translate to MLB production, as he has a .692 OPS in 448 MLB at bats.

So, what do you think? Should I hang onto Middlebrooks and hope that his BABIP gets closer to the MLB norm and brings his production closer to mediocrity? Do I cut Middlebrooks and hope that Chisenhall finally starts to put it together at the major league level?

Here is my current roster:

C: C. Santana (C, 1B)
1B: A. Rizzo (1B)
2B: A. Rendon (2B, 3B)
SS: R. Franklin (SS, 2B)
3B: H. Ramirez (SS, 3B)
LF: S. Victorino (LF, CF, RF)
CF: L. Cain (CF)
RF: G. Stanton (RF)
Util: K. Blanks (LF, RF, 1B)
Util: W. Middlebrooks (3B)
Bn: R. Weeks (2B)
DL: C. Maybin (CF)

SP: A. Wainwright
SP: M. Harvey
SP: M. Minor
SP: A. Cashner
SP: AJ Griffin
SP: D. Straily
SP: D. Phelps
SP: E. Ramirez
DL: B. Anderson

RP: B. Parnell
RP: H. Bell
RP: M. Melancon

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Re: Cut Middlebrooks for Chisenhall??

Postby kidsilk » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:17 pm

I'd keep Middlebrooks. I think he has more upside.

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Re: Cut Middlebrooks for Chisenhall??

Postby RasmusFlow » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:42 am

I'd stick with Middlebrooks. He's not hitting for avg but his power has always been there and he has a guaranteed spot.

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Re: Cut Middlebrooks for Chisenhall??

Postby MadDog36 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:37 pm

You have Franklin in case of an injury to Rendon - I would cut Weeks for Chisenhall (I mean he's droppable if it doesn't work out).
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