GiantsFan14 wrote:mkultra wrote:Even in '09, his one legitimately GOOD season.
how exactly was 2011 not a good season? he hit the 4th most homeruns by 3B (despite missing that month), had the highest OPS, wOBA and wRC+ and 3rd highest ISO behind longoria and beltre. this was all without a single other legitimate hitter near him in the line up (until beltran). the giants line up will be better next year (it'd be almost impossible for it not to be), he's coming into this prime, and he's pretty healthy (at least relative to the other 3B options). i don't see any way he's not well into the top 100.
PS- not many 3B have much speed, power and average is basically what you're looking for out of the position.
I don't know about your league, but mine doesn't score OPS, wOBA, wRC+, or ISO. Mine, and many others, scores runs and RBI's, which he delivered below Replacement Player value at.
What he did in the games he played was pretty solid (ok, maybe I'm underselling "GOOD"), but there's no escaping that he missed over 40 games. That, and playing in SF, really hurt his fantasy value last year. The Giants will have a better offense next year, but I don't know if it's going to be enough to boost him into elite status. I'm willing to let someone else reach for that risk.