hybrid wrote:MashinSpuds wrote:stumpak wrote:Your estimate is about right. Considering there is not much upside beyond this, that makes him quite unuseful in anything but an AL only league.
Well, that's what people said about Youkillis last year too, right? I wouldn't say he's useless in mixed leagues... far from it. If you're in a shallow league he might not be what you're looking for, but deep leagues, man, you can't pass those kind of stats up.
Youkillis played in a much better line up and park, where Barton lacks in both areas. Also 3B eligiblity helps out Youk quite a bit for being useful.
Youk wasn't exactly blasting them out of the park, wherever he was, but he was probably up 20 runs, 15 rbis or so given the team. That's besides the point, as Barton's overall stats will still deem him "useful" in mixed leagues, which is what I was aiming at when I made the comparison you quoted.