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colt4523 wrote:I just dropped Mark Lowe (he blew my felix win) for him. I figured I would plug him in for Hardy who has not been great so far. I like the fact he is batting high in the order and hopefully he will stick when Gonzalez gets back.
chipper wrote:chipper wrote:The way I see it, when Gonzalez comes back Keppinger should play 1B vs lefties.
I think when Gonzalez comes back they send Votto back to AAA to get regular at-bats, and they platoon Hatty and Keppinger at 1B.
His bat is too valuable to not get in the lineup. Between SS, 3B and 1B, I say he sees close to 500 ab this year and is a good add.
Keppinger at 1B today vs a leftyIllinoisBandit wrote:Kepp's one of my favorite players, but there's no way I'd start him over Hardy.
I'd say Hardy's power was a bit of an aberration last season, not that he's not a good player.
However he was never a great average guy, and with Hardy hitting 7th or 8th, I'd say Keppinger has equal or better value. He's eligible at multiple positions, hits at the top of a very good lineup in a very good hitters park, and should easily hit over .300 this year. When he bats 2nd he'll be great for runs, when he bats 5th (like today) he''ll be great for RBI. Just a solid late add, IMO.
knapplc wrote:So, what's the consensus on this Keppinger guy? Is he worth picking up? Should he be avoided? What's his deal?
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