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Matt Lawton OR Jason Lane?

Postby Conner » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:33 pm

I'm in a points league, in which steals aren't that important (and niether are runs scored or RBI)....And I need to make a decision between Jason Lane and Matt Lawton for my third outfield spot.

Is Lane's starting job pretty secure for the whole season?

Who'll have the higher batting average?

Will Lane hit 25 homers?
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:35 pm

Expect a nice season from Lawton this year. He also has something to prove.
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Postby Brendo » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:40 pm

I like Lane in the post-hype sleeper role.

There seems to be room for him (finally) even when Berkman gets healthy.

Lawton's real roto value comes from SB....and he's a tough play for average.

For you, it has to be Lane
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Postby Payne Dailey » Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:41 pm

Brendo wrote:I like Lane in the post-hype sleeper role.

For you, it has to be Lane


agreed
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Postby mwb743s » Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:54 pm

I like Lane this year, but Lawton should have decent numbers also. So I would choose Lane
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Postby Conner » Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:55 pm

Thanks guys...I went with Lane, who happened to be my first choice, as well.
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Postby stevethumb » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:53 pm

too bad..mlawton will outperform him and jlane's lack of defense will find him back in his traditional reserve role
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Postby ravenmad22 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:43 am

Lawton is capable of 20 HR, just like last year. He's also guaranteed a starting spot. I think you made a small mistake here.
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Postby so0perspam » Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:43 am

ravenmad22 wrote:Lawton is capable of 20 HR, just like last year. He's also guaranteed a starting spot. I think you made a small mistake here.


I agree.
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Postby Brendo » Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:56 am

in a points league, lawton isn't that great.

hitting .277 again is the high end of the expectations

.250 is more likely, and .236 is a real possibility

20 steals in roto is great, but in a points league you'd much rather have a guy who can hit 30 HR

lane is that guy.

Not saying he's a lock for it, but much more likely than lawton
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