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Postby LCBOY » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:07 pm

Let the debate begin!

To me, Todd Helton is the most overrated player in baseball. If it weren't for Coors Field he'd be a run-of-the-mill first baseman.
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Postby FatGuyWithAMullet » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:17 pm

Right now, Carlos Beltran.
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Postby NZF » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:19 pm

Fat boy, I agree with you 100%
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Postby wkelly91 » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:21 pm

He still puts up numbers every year...I won't buy that one. Mine is Andruw Jones. He is a perenial .265-35-100-8 player. You say "Hey that's pretty good", but so much more was expected of him. The speed never developed, the patience never developed, he goes through prolonged slumps. People still draft him thinking he will blossom, I don't see it happening. :~(
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Postby Rico The Retard » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:26 pm

Barry "Steroid" Bonds
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:27 pm

I wonder if it could be Arod. I think the casual fan especially overrates him because of that contract - but last year he finished something like 30somethingth in OPS.

Helton I'd agree with if he weren't playing in Coors. But he is and he does put up the numbers.

Other contenders: Nomar Garciaparra, Mike Piazza, Sammy Sosa. Basically, I'm thinking of guys who have histories of being just fantastic but have slipped a good bit in recent years. And yet they still have those big reputations.
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Postby wkelly91 » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:28 pm

Rico The Retard wrote:Barry "Steroid" Bonds


I don't like Barry Bonds, but to say he is over-rated is ridiculous. 8-o
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Postby NZF » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:35 pm

I think you need to take into account who wrote that but in standard 5x5 fantasy baseball terms Bonds is possibly over rated by most.
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Postby eftda » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:36 pm

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Postby Pedantic » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:37 pm

Are we talking about most overrated fantasy player or most overrated in real life?

Because if it's real life, Andruw's glove alone makes him that valuable. If it's fantasy, then I wouldn't say Andruw is overrated. I don't know anyone that's "high" on him. If anything, now is a good buy-low time. I don't think Andruw is one of the best hitters, but I also don't think he's simply lost the ability to place thirty-five over the fence. He just needs to work on not aiming there all the time.
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