Pogotheostrich wrote:Give me Hunter. Even if Griffey miraculously plays a full season we are talking 35 HR, 100 runs, 115 RBI, less than 5 SB and a .260 BA.
I'd put Hunter down for 25 HR, 85 runs, 100 RBI, 20 SB and a .270 BA. Grif should be better if he is healthy but how often is he healthy? I just don't see the risk being worth the reward.
IF Griffey plays a whole season, I would expect more power than that. I would expect at least 40 to be honest....but his average would probably be a little lower than .260.
With my Griffey bias, I'd take Griffey over Hunter. However, if I were just a normal fantasy player, I'd probably play it safe and take Hunter. At least with him you know what you are getting.
I guess it comes down to how the rest of your OF looks...if they are a consistently healthy group of above average OFers, then you can afford to take a gamble on Griffey (and bench him if he's slumping or hurt). If you have a bunch of washed-up veterans like Sosa and Floyd, go with Hunter for the reliable production.