tmaniar wrote:Whoever said Figgins is overrated is a moron. As on OF, he is of average value, but as a 3B hitting over 300 and among the league leader in steals, thats incredibly valuable. Not to mention he is only 5 games away from qualifying at SS.
as an OF, he has little value.
as a 3B, average.
apparently someone doesn't know how deep 3B is this year,
and that 40-50rbi, 300avg outfielders aren't very good plays.
It's a bit disingenuous to forget to mention the 50 SB Figgins projects to have, as that's the primary source of his value. Throw in a .300 average and 90+ runs and that makes for a fine OF. In roto you really need to have one stolen base guy, and Figgins is a good choice. When you factor in that most people got him off the waiver wire, then Figgins becomes a real value play.
Crawford projects to have about 20-30 more stolen bases than Figgins. That's a big difference in most leagues. My guess is that 20-30 extra stolen bases in roto can make the difference between (for example) 7th and 2nd place in a 12 team league.
In roto, I would say it depends on where you stand in the SB standings whether or not you should trade him or Crawford. In Head-to-head leagues, it's a more difficult question. It can be really nice having two SB guys on your roster. If you really need the saves, I would see what you can get for Figgins. If you could get a F. Cordero, I would do it. Otherwise it might be better to try and trade for a top-tier closer for Crawford.
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