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Cooner wrote:i have to agree with Davus here. I love GA, and targetted him in a few drafts to start this year, but he's simply not a top tier OF, and certainly not a 5th rounder. The RBIs and AVG don't make up for the fact that he only contributes to two categories. Now, if he can start getting the power back and hit 30+ dingers, he'll return to top tier status. But it hasn't happened yet and I don't expect it to happen. His hitting consistency is great, and gives him more value than pretty much any other outfielder with his stats, but it's not enough to put him in the top tier.
That leaves you with a barely above-average guy.
CBMGreatOne wrote:GA HRs by year
It's a career track record, not just 2003That leaves you with a barely above-average guy.
In Yahoo 5x5 he is the 20th ranked OF. In my 12 team league that's a solid number 2, or very good number 3. That's even in spite of the fact that he's such a "disappointment" to you this year because he's "lost" his power. 2003 was his last full season and he was the 40th ranked fantasy computer. I never said he was an elite player, but you are underrating him saying he's barely above average.
Cooner wrote:If Garret Anderson finishes the season with 27-29 HRs, I will take back everything I've said and agree that he is worth a 5th round pick, and that he's an excellent 2nd OFer. That would put him well over the 12 team replacement outfielder's totals in RBIs, AVG, and HRs (which I calculate at 70, 20, and .270 in a league that uses utility players and a few bench spots).
However, his current rate of 7 HRs in 53 games projects him to 20 HRs on the season. If he heats up and starts parking them in the seats, then you're all very right. If not, he is, by definition, a two category player. And I sure want more than that from my 2nd outfielder. You can spout several years worth of evidence pre-2004 that says he'll get up to 27+ on the season. But I'm not convinced until it actually happens- anyone who misses most of a season with arthritis in the back is bound to lose some power.
Please don't think that I'm dissing GA- like I said before, I love his consistency and I targeted him as an absolute steal in many drafts. Everyone who got him loves having him on their team, because they got great value. But to say he's a 5th rounder or a good 2nd outfielder just isn't accurate.
I got Anderson in the 7th round yesterday and thought it was a steal!Irish wrote:I don't count OPS in my leagues, so maybe that's why I like him so much.
But a guy that CONSISTENTLY puts up a .300 average, 110-120 RBIs, 25 HRS, 85 runs, is someone that should not go in the 12th round.
Mench could become that type of player, but he doesn't play enough and hasn't proven anything YET.
I like Mench, but you can't put him in a Garret anderson category yet.
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