master453 wrote:as someone that lives in the brewers area and watches a lot of their games i'm convinced that the "hype" and "upside" to weeks really isnt there. he is very athletically gifted but his approach to hitting is brutal. as is his defense at 2b. imo, weeks will never consistently hit for a high (ie .280 and up) average. weeks just isnt going to be hanley. and i think thats where the disappointment and loathing comes from. if you just let weeks be weeks and stop dreaming for the moon you'll realize weeks really does have a lot to offer.
in real life, you couldnt pay me to start weeks on my mlb team at 2b (maybe in CF though...). for fantasy purposes though, i am a huge fan of weeks. and i think at his current valuation (yahoo rank 191) he is criminally undervalued.
career 162 game averages of two guys
not a major difference. similar age, same position. yahoo ranks 24 vs 191. really?
obviously brandon phillips is a more "stable" (job security/health) player than weeks so that has to be accounted for. but say weeks stays healthy and the brewers bite the bullet and keep him at 2b for the next couple years. and he just continues to produce at his current rate, not improving at all. then what? sure he's a disappointment because he didnt become a hanley-like god, but he'd still have to be considered a darn good player for fantasy purposes- particularly at his current valuation.
yeah, rickie would be great... if he wasn't such a jerk..
still conviced that he kicked Tulo in the hammy and punched Prince in the nuts last year to effectively ruin the first few months of my fantasy season last year. jerk.