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Bautista for Braun?

Postby Singles » Fri May 20, 2011 6:10 pm

My Bautista for his Braun?

Any opinions?


It is a H2H league with 10 teams. Non Keeper.
Batters Stat Categories:
Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Total Bases (TB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)
Pitchers Stat Categories:
Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks +
Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB), Quality Starts

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C. M. Montero
1B. J. Votto
2B. K. Johnson
3B. K. Youkilis
SS. A. Ramirez
IF. Adrian. Gonzalez
OF. J. Upton
OF. J. Bautista
OF. J. Bruce
UT. J. Ellsbury
UT. A. Rios
UT. E. Hosmer
BN. D. Wright
DL. A. Pagan
DL. G. Sizemore

SP. J. Lester
SP. T. Cahill
SP. S. Marcum
SP. R. Nolasco
SP. J. Hellickson
SP. M. Pineda
RP. J. Hanrahan
RP. D. Storen
RP. S. Santos
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Re: Bautista for Braun?

Postby JJGBPD » Fri May 20, 2011 6:34 pm

Wow, this is a tough call for me. I just traded away Adrian Gonzalez and Gio Gonzalez to get Ryan Braun. Braun is a 5-tool player but Bautista is just a freak again this year. Braun hitting .305, 12 homers, 34 RBI, 31 runs with 10 SB. Bautista hitting .360, 16 homers, 27 RBI, 35 runs with 4 SB. You can't go wrong either way!

If I could have either, I actually think I might take Bautista.
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Re: Bautista for Braun?

Postby etl1692 » Fri May 20, 2011 6:35 pm

Keep Bautista. He is a beast!

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Re: Bautista for Braun?

Postby misterf » Fri May 20, 2011 6:37 pm

I would do the deal.

It's a close can't do too wrong either way..... but Braun just has more of a track record, making him the safer bet. I;m not saying Braun is guaranteed to finish with better numbers than Bautista......Bautista has huge upside......but we KNOW what Braun's numbers will look like at the end of the season (barring injury, of course). While I think Bautista is a stud, there is just a greater risk that Bautista will have a down second half of the season compared to Braun.

The key in your case is that Bautista is being used as an outfielder for you since you have Youk......if Bautista happened to be your 3b, I actually would have suggested you not make the deal due to the position scaricity at 3b. It's that close of a call, IMHO.

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Re: Bautista for Braun?

Postby Forging Genius » Fri May 20, 2011 9:09 pm

I would do it, Braun will end with a higher average, maybe more RBI. Positive that Bautista has is a few more HR and 3B eligibility. help mine? viewtopic.php?t=431160
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Re: Bautista for Braun?

Postby RangersFTW » Fri May 20, 2011 10:16 pm

Dont do it, Bautista is too much of a beast right now And Braun has dont great but not as much as Bautista.
Truly i would go either way but im leaing toward keeping Bautista

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Re: Bautista for Braun?

Postby angels7777 » Sat May 21, 2011 2:35 am

Tough call, Braun is safer but he is not always the healthiest guy around

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