CubsFan7724 wrote:davus wrote:Interesting. I don't see the extreme value of an OF with below average power and no speed...that being said. I picked him up in a trade and I think he'll work out as a 3rd OF but he needs to start hitting more extra base hits to bring that slugging pct. up.
He's one of those guys that is a great guy to have on a real baseball team, but not nearly as much as a fantasy player. 2 years ago I would have had a much higher opinion of him, but I don't see how you can not agree that he has lost something.
He's about as valuable as a Kevin Mench, I'd say...and I picked Mench up in round 19. (*disclaimer, my league scores OPS which is where Mench gains back anything on the RBI's from Garret and then some)
Honestly, in my opinion Anderson is pretty overrated on this forum.
So the .300 BA, about 30 HR, and 120+ RBI isn't worth anything? 3rd OF you say? Where are these OFs that fall off trees that you speak of? In my OPS league, Garret Anderson is statistically better by about 25 spots.
How do you calculate that? Anderson's OPS is lousy for an OF, Mench is over 100 points higher. Anderson is on pace for like 21 homeruns, not 30. Face it, he's not that great anymore. However, please don't assign words to me that I never said. I didn't say he wasn't worth anything...in fact I traded for him. He's just not THAT great and I think he is way overrated on this forum. Lots of guys hit .300 and most guys with 120 Rbi's hit with a lot more power and OPS than Anderson. 2 categories doesn't make a guy great, does it?