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EricF wrote:I would compare him to Junior Spivey or Mark Grudzielanek. He will have a decent average and a little pop, and should score a fair amount of runs. You can forget RBI (he had his first of the spring today). One thing in his favor (maybe this doesn't count much for fantasy) is that he is a very patient hitter and will see a lot of pitches, thereby waiting for a good pitch to hit. The Reds are considering batting Adam Dunn second in the lineup, and that will be great protection for him.
One downside for Jimenez is that Ryan Freel is on the team. Freel is a sparkplug and Dave Miley will look for ways to get him into the lineup. If you want Freel to play, who are you going to sit? Dunn? Griffey? Kearns? Casey, shifting Dunn to 1B? Randa? Jimenez? Jimenez is the top candidate in my opinion, so he may miss some games or not finish some games.
i must bring to ur attention d'angelo jimenez, who is also a 2b leading off for his respective team. I posted a thread a while ago trying to figure out who has more upside. It was surprisingly quite an even split considering the love that infante's been getting lately. most however seemed to go with infante.
they both have similar #'s (15-15 types), however, jimenez walks a ton and has .364 OBP vs. infante's .317 OBP. as leadoff hitters, this is huge. Its obvious to me anyways, that jimenez > infante, but i feel i am still in the minority. though infante might have more HR's and SB's by seasons end, and he is younger... jimenez seems more of the logical choice in terms of consistency, plate discipline, thus runs?
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