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J35J wrote:I'll be suprised if he ever hits more than 25hr. He's a groundball/line drive hitter and just doesn't hit moon shots. I see him more like what we had Mike Sweeney or a right handed Lyle Overbay..... .300+/ 20-25hr / 100rbi / 40+ doubles ....pretty good player but I'm not sure he'll dominate like he was expected too coming up. Pretty close to what I see in Pablo Sandoval as well.
quitesanemax wrote:Well, they are at home right now. Expect good stats from him when he is playing at home. The problem is when KC goes on the road... If you have room to stash him on the bench when he is on the road, then he is a great option...
J35J wrote:Yeah, I'd say the home/road splits for Butler are still uncertain....he's actually been a better road player the last two years. Kaufmann is actually a good pitchers park so it doesn't add up. I'd personally ignore the splits in this case.
home/road splits always elude my thought process when an overwhelming home park advantage isnt present. in other words, unless the home ballpark has tiny dimensions (citizens bank park, arlington, etc.) or is a known launching pad (colorado of seasons past, the new yankee stadium, etc.), i ussually consider those splits more "lucky" than anything and i dont ussually adjust my lineup because of this. i guess that thought process could get me some ugly #s when i start my home warrior on the road for a whole week and he stinks the place up but i just cant bring myself to any legitimate rationale not to start a hot bat whos leaving his home park for a road trip.... but the #s are so hard to deny
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