Ursa wrote:So, you two Yankee fans......thanks for the informative posts. Back to the original question - Is Gardner going to start 4 or 5 times a week or not? If he platoons, could we expect 17-18 ABs?
I'm in a very deep league (16 teams, 20 man rosters, 3 DL spots) but usually don't like to carry extra batters. However, I could really use the steals.
He is probably going to continue to start and hit 9th against righties and even if he plays vs. lefties you would be better off with someone else anyway. I don't see any reason why you wouldn't hold him in a deeper league. I have him in a competitve 12 team roto league as a backup to Bourn. Per AB Gardner has been excellent this year so keep him, play him against all righties at home and decent or worse righties on the road and make sure he is starting each time you use him. If things change that he isn't getting AB you can always drop him later but right now he is doing in 50AB per month what other speedsters are in 100AB per month.