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Should I pay attention to spring training stats?

Should I pay attention to spring training stats?

Postby oscarsf » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:34 am

The old adage is spring training stats don't mean much, but find them useful for setting the stage to begin the season.

http://fantasybaseballforbeginners.com/spring-training-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

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Re: Should I pay attention to spring training stats?

Postby st3v3k4hn » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:17 pm

I wish I knew. There are a bunch of guys who look great this spring and have the pedigree to be real breakout guys. Guys like Ackley, Brad Miller, Moustakas, AJ Pollock, Michael Brantley, Kolten Wong, Nick Castellanos are all tearing it up, and most will probably go undrafted in my relatively shallow Yahoo H2H categories league. I am very tempted to just load up on pitching and studs and then to draft a bunch of these guys late. I know spring training hasnt been especially predictive of regular season performance - in fact this isnt the first time that Moustakas has had a great spring. Am I nuts for thinkng that this is different, and at least some of these guys will actually be top 5 at their positions? Is it nuts to draft someone like Ackley over guys like Hill, Utley, Murphy, etc??
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Re: Should I pay attention to spring training stats?

Postby oscarsf » Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:24 pm

I certainly hope Brad Miller comes through. I drafted him as my starting shortstop late in the draft. We have a 16-team league with 25 roster spots, so there isn't much to wade through in the free agent pool after the draft.
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Re: Should I pay attention to spring training stats?

Postby jonboycubs » Mon May 26, 2014 6:03 pm

I think spring training stats can be important as if the player has good stats it can help him jumpstart the season, imo, every stat counts

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