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Why is Crawford going early to mid second round?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:36 pm
by pattylinboy
Anybody tell me what is so "sexy" about Carl Crawford? People are taking him over Prince Fielder and Carlos Beltran.


He has .300-.320 average, low RBIs, 15-20 HRs.

His only upside is a lot of runs and SBs, which you can them in later rounds.

I would much rahter take a guy like Beltran or Braun who can give me a fair share of steals and RBIs and HRs.



To the people who are high on Crawford, what is your rationale?

Re: Why is Crawford going early to mid second round?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:49 pm
by Broncmet724
Well, unlike most SB guys who will steal 45-50, he can hit 20 HRs, drive in a decent amount of RBIs. and hit for the average too. He won't kill you in the power categories like most of the other SB guys.

Re: Why is Crawford going early to mid second round?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:07 am
by moochman
Speed seems to be more valued in Roto leagues and I think that helps drive up the value of guys like Crawford. I like H2H over Roto and don't value speed over power. I dont' think second round is a bad spot for Crawford though it would depend on who was selected in round one.
Hey, I dont even get the whole Reyes in the top five of the draft.

Re: Why is Crawford going early to mid second round?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:42 am
by tuff_gong
Because he is still young and can still help you out in 5 categories. I really feel like there is going to be a year (hopefully in the next couple), where he really puts it all together and has that insane year his owners have been hoping though. Even if he doesn't though, he still is a great guy to have because, like I said, he can help you out in just about every offensive category.

Re: Why is Crawford going early to mid second round?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:44 am
by Ender
SB are much more valuable in Roto than H2H, that is probably the biggest difference. Crawford doesn't kill you in RBI like some speed guys, he gives a strong AVG which is a plus. His R's are decent and he'll most likely throw in 15-18 HR's if his wrist is healthy.

Beltran might give you more HR's but his average is a killer and his SB+HR will probably be lower than crawfords.

Re: Why is Crawford going early to mid second round?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:15 am
by BitterDodgerFan
he's actually slipped, as he used to be a late first rounder for the past few seasons.

Re: Why is Crawford going early to mid second round?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:41 am
by Pogotheostrich
I wouldn't take him over Fielder but I can see the arguement for taking him over Beltran.
Beltran will have 10-20 more HR and 30 more RBI. Crawford will have 20-30 more SB and 25 points in BA on Beltran.

Re: Why is Crawford going early to mid second round?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:49 pm
by Bloody Sox
Crawford is extremely valuable in the most scarce offensive category (steals), very valuable in 2 other categories (runs and BA), and won't hurt you in the other 2 power categories. Plus, until last year when he was fighting some injuries, he had improved in HRs every year of his career - assuming he's healthy, he should get to 20+ HRs. He mostly hits in the 3rd spot in the lineup, which is a prime RBI spot in a good TB lineup. And he's only 26... so there's no reason to think he's peaked.

Crawford's value is tied up in two key stats: HRs and Steals. If he hits 20 HRs and steals 50 bags, he's well worth a 1st rounder. If he fails to meet either of those numbers, he's worth a mid-late second rounder. I personally think he will hit both of those numbers, so I'll hopefully be taking him at #12 or #13 in my draft.

Re: Why is Crawford going early to mid second round?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:53 pm
by Yoda
He is very consistent and people are waiting for his power peak which should come soon.

Re: Why is Crawford going early to mid second round?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:18 pm
by jlm53089
How often do you get a guy that is 25-50 threat?
Yea thats why he has such high value.