KolbSaves wrote:LBJackal wrote:Rhino Tuff wrote:3rd base scarcity problems?
There are going to be a lot of good 3rd baseman out there this year.
Sencond base is a big problem...
Bolded are the bad 3B... there's about 10 good ones. It doens't matter what your overall numbers are, only how much better you are than others at your position. This makes Lowell a player that is not an ideal 3B. If you have him, you're in rough shape for 3B. And consider that Huff also qualifies at 1B and OF and so you can't bet on somebody using up a 3B spot on him, meaning there's more chance of that owner having 2 guys that qualify at 3B.
If you don't have a top 10 3B, you're gonna take a big hit in value at that position. So yeah, it's scarce.
How is Lowell a "bad" 3b and Jones a good one?
Jones will put up better numbers. Other than BA he was pretty much the same as Lowell last year. And his BA will almost definately be better than Lowell's next year. One year battling injuries and having a BA below .300 and people forget all about Chipper... you'll remember all about him after this season.