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Hunter vs Byrnes: who's the more valuable OF?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:13 pm
by BitterDodgerFan
i'm trying to decide who'll be a better fantasy OF for 08. they both can hit for some power and have good speed, but hunter has the track record. on the other hand, byrnes is having a stellar season and maybe everything is coming together for him late at age 31. i believe both were playing for contracts until byrnes recently signed the contract extension. is it possible that hunter signs to be a part of a more potent lineup and thus increasing his value? i know torii has the edge in power, but byrnes has the edge in speed which can be more scarce in fantasy.

Re: Hunter vs Byrnes: who's the more valuable OF?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:38 pm
by A Fleshner Fantasy
I would definatly say Hunter's consistancy at this point.

Re: Hunter vs Byrnes: who's the more valuable OF?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:50 pm
by A Fleshner Fantasy
Snakes Gould wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:I would definatly say Hunter's consistancy at this point.


consistency of what? hes a career ..271 hitter, and hes having the best slugging year of his career (conveniently his contract year) and hes never had a OBP of higher than .337. his sb's 23, 6, 21, 23, 12, 11 so far this year. not so consistent.

to me, torii is a .275 hitter with 27 hr 18 sb or so and not really being a big run producer or scorer. this, mixed with him being 32 and getting a fat contract, makes me not too high on torii. never have been actually.


I haven't ever been particularly high on him either, and put his past #s down as much as you want, but they're still a heck of a lot better than Byrnes' past #s.

Re: Hunter vs Byrnes: who's the more valuable OF?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:24 am
by King Tim
I've read that the Rangers are the front runner to land Torii next year. He would post great #s in that ballpark.

Re: Hunter vs Byrnes: who's the more valuable OF?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:17 am
by Yoda
Byrnes has been this year but he couldn't carry Hunter's jock in terms of career.

Re: Hunter vs Byrnes: who's the more valuable OF?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:31 am
by WharfRat
Do you have to take either? I don't trust Byrnes. His BABIP is up at .336, which is not bad but how repeatable is it? And we don't know where Hunter is playing. IMO, they're both overrated, but Byrnes moreso.

Re: Hunter vs Byrnes: who's the more valuable OF?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:43 am
by Yoda
Snakes Gould wrote:
Yoda wrote:Byrnes has been this year but he couldn't carry Hunter's jock in terms of career.


thats pretty silly. byrnes has been moved around so much and you can throw 2005 out the door. he was traded twice within 2 weeks. no one would be comfortable in that situation. AND his career avg, obp, and ops are all very similar to torii's. and personally, i think he has better potential for sb's. arizona's a young aggressive rising team. i like his lineup around him.

if torii goes to texas i think his value takes a hit unless they sign another hitter or two. they wouldnt have any protection behind him (asusming they hit m young 3rd and torii 4th).

both players are very similar, i just have a preference for byrnes i guess.


Byrnes has had about 3 good years in MLB. How many has Hunter had? More than 3.