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shortsavage wrote:Hmmmm, I wasn't going to comment on this one because I didn't want to take a low shot, but I guess you actually are making sense to some people.
If a player who is yet to play an entire season is not worthy of dethroning a "proven" big league player, why is Josh Beckett getting so many serious looks? Or why should Miguel Cabrera garner a significant draft bid.
And what were people thinking when they took Prior last season ?
Your points do hold true on occation. But you have to have faith in certain young players if you want to have consistant success in fantasy baseball.
Anonymous wrote:i'm new to evaluating minor league careers of players.. how often does minor league success translate into MLB success? judging by those #'s Byrd looks really good. but is there a high-success rate of stellar minor leaguers like this, or is it a 50-50 crapshoot with these type of studs?
Mr.Cocky! wrote:I will concede that Byrd "could" be a better value pick than Crawford, but to say that Byrd will have 40-pluss steals is a big "Reach". If we are going to" Reach", then I say that because of his possible chance that he gets the "green light" this season, that Thome will get 20 steals, and therefore be the undisputed #1 1B pick.
Mr.Cocky! wrote:I have been playing since 1998. I am not saying that Byrd is a bad player, I am just telling the message poster to swap Byrd for Crawford.
Mr.Cocky! wrote:The guy (Marlon Byrd) has not surpassed Crawford yet, so untill he does, how can it be said that he is better and more valuable.
Mr.Cocky! wrote:All I am saying, is that with Crawford you know what you are getting, a ton of SB's. With Byrd, we are not sure what we are getting, because he has never had a full season as a starter.
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