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Postby dundeeslugger » Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:51 pm

He's hit something like 389 for the past 2 months. I am thinking of dropping Winn for him, although I need steals. I am just afraid someone else will get him.

2 homers today even.
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Postby Mustangs989 » Sat Jul 24, 2004 6:54 pm

I would and just ride the hot streak, he's always hit for a pretty good average(I think) around .290 or so.
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Postby warrick95 » Sat Jul 24, 2004 9:38 pm

He's a solid ballplayer. .300+ average, decent power for a leadoff hitter, good OBP, great range and arm in centerfield, good speed. He'll do everything well, but not anything really well in terms of fantasy. He and Winn both aren't that great options...
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Postby thetongueofire » Sat Jul 24, 2004 9:47 pm

i agree. anyone who doesnt have "significant" power and speed AND hits leadoff has relatively little 5x5 fantasy value.

i would not have him regularly in my starting linup in a 12 team 5x5 league unless im REAL desperate. you can ride out the hot streak tho if you want. ;-D

hes a lot more valuable in real life.
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Postby SuperHippo » Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:41 pm

Well, he's cetainly not this good. He is a good player that has been undervalued because of some injury ridden seasons.
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Postby pomplona's finest » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:32 pm

He is definitely not outstanding but he warrants considerating owning him. Very solid ballplayer who can put up nice avg and decent power and rbis.
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Postby Bukoski77 » Sun Jul 25, 2004 1:22 am

Nope, he isnt as good as he has been playing.

He has more value than Winn though.

Much to my surprise even as an Oakland fan, he is in a better offense than Winn as well.
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Re: Is Kotsay really this good?

Postby Registered_Guest » Sun Jul 25, 2004 3:25 am

dundeeslugger wrote: I am just afraid someone else will get him. .


My guess is if no one has noticed his .380+ the past 2 months (roughly 1/3 of the MLB season), they won't notice now.

Actually they probably will as most folks look only at HR's (his 2 today) in roto ball. It's a lot harder to make up average than to caught up in HR's.

Point being is you've missed the best value from Kotsay (past 2 months) and you'll only get the value from here on out.

I'm sure Victor Zambrano (who has a 1.77 ERA @ home the past 2 months) is available in some leagues -- when people should be spot starting him, but most fantasy owners don't play by the trends. Some guys you can get elite VALUE out of and value is the name of the game.
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Postby Bukoski77 » Sun Jul 25, 2004 4:26 am

Good analysis Registered_Guest (great name I like, as you already know).

When you dont have must start super studs, roto is all about playing the hot hand trends.

Kotsay is probably still worth useing in most roto leagues, but the best has probably already come. Maybe he is just living up to his prospect potential, best case scenario, ability 3 years late though, lol.
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Postby wrveres » Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:27 am

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