Again thnx guys. Always have to help a trade partner out even though I'm not really involved.
He is just one of those guys from an internet $$ league that I've know for so many years online and even though have never met face to face. kind of feel as if he should be one of my best men whenever I get married, lol.
As everyone that helped on this post I recognized their username and greatly respect their knowledge, please grade this cut and paste of what I told him by a fantasy advise critique. Dont count off for spelling and grammer
. I'm well aware I have the writeing skills of a 3rd grader.
[quote="Bukoski77-Told his Buddy"
J. Werth. I certainly wouldnt keep him at the expense of a minor league draft pick. If you dont have a better eligible player for your first year player keeper exemption than him on your roster, you might want to consider finding a player with more upside to get as a throw in to a trade. Aside from 30-35 HR upside at the most if he peeks in a ew years, he doesnt seem to offer very much upside to me in any other categories. He batted mostly 2nd in the lineup for the Dodgers last year, and if not there was bumbed to the bottom of the lineup, mostly batting 7th.
He K'd 1.5 (1.3-1.7 actualy, I dont feel like doing the precise math) times for every BB he took throught 2465 AB in 8 minor league season. Which isnt very indicative of developing plate potential at all. Then in parts of 3 major league seasons he has accumilated 384 at bats and K'd a decimal point or two away from 4 times per BB (39BB and 118K's). That seems very indicative that he wont adjust to MLB pitching very well. Finally at double AA and above he has, except for last years .412AVE in only 54 Triple A At-Bats, only hit higher than a .270AVE twice. A .273AVE in 1999 (Bowie AA minor league team) and a .285AVE in 2001 (Tennessee AA minor league team).
I just dont see the tools there for him to develop into a much better hitter after 8 years in the minor leagues.
If you dont have any other player that qualifies or get one in a trade, there is a small light at the end of the tunnel. If the Dodgers do end up tradeing Green, and I'm assumeing J. Kent and J.D. Drew fill the 3-4 spots of the order after the Finley and Beltre departures, then I could see him being given a chance to hit at the number 3 or number 6 spots in the order.
He will contribute in HR, maybe push 25- 30 assumeing he is in the every day lineup all year, that would boost his RBI totals. Someone will draft him in the late rounds if you dont hold onto him on account of his power. But with him not takeing very many walks, strikeing out alot costing you points per every K in our points league, even at best getting a lineup order boost to help his RBI's, I only see him as a 4th OF'er, injury reserve, or someone that gets picked up off waivers as a fill in if he has a hot 2-4 HR week with his AVE up.[/quote]
Sound like a pretty good assesment of his upside? As my fantasy years go on and on, I'm trying to get a better grasp of understanding ML and MLB career stats so as to decide what they translate into playerX's potential.
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