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Area51's wrote:Santana for me too, just by a small margin. Only reasons are that I see Beckett w/ more chance for downside and wildness. AND that Beckett will be over-hyped from his playoff/world series performance. Seems like guys that really shine on that stage get way over-valued, and sometimes struggle a bit the next year.
Beckett isn't THAT guy, but I just see a little bit less possible downside w/ Santana.
pkarr5000 wrote:josh is still josh. if he stays healthy, he will always be the better pitcher
Good post Josh . I was about to try to derail the cafe "hype machine" myself.joshheines wrote:You have all fallen victim to the fantasy baseball cafe hype machine. Santana is proven and Beckett is not? Has either one pitched a full season as a starter? No. How can you say one is proven and the other is not. It's simply a ridiculous statement to make.
Last year, Santana only started 18 games. In 18 games, he had 11 wins, 2.86 ERA, 109 K in 110 IP, and a WHIP of 1.00.
Last year, Beckett only started 23 games. In 23 games, he had 9 wins, 3.06 ERA, 151 K in 141 IP, and a WHIP of 1.32.
When Beckett put it all together in the second half he was a monster. 13 starts, 6 wins, 93 K in 88 IP, and a WHIP of 1.19. Add to that his dominating postseason, proving he can do it in the big spot. 6 games, 5 starts, 2 CG, 2.11 ERA, .77 WHIP and 47K in 42 IP.
I'll take Beckett.
astofan wrote:Who's the better keeper fantasy player?
shortsavage wrote:Since a lot of you guys listen to Madison, you may want to take note that he said he would prefer to draft Santana because Beckett will go too early
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