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Moore vs Trout

PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:10 pm
by jtwise
Who is a better keeper long term, trout or moore? Standard 14 team 5x5 with with OBP instead of avg. My other keepers are kemp, j Upton, Lincecum, strasburg, and Napoli.

I currently have Trout as my last one (we have a rookie slot) but wondering if I should pursue Moore instead in a straIght swap.

Thanks for your help

Re: Moore vs Trout

PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:39 pm
by Urban Cohorts
Since you already have Lincecum and Strasburg, I would probably go with Trout. But keep in mind that Moore will start this year and Trout will have trouble finding playing time with so many Angels in the outfield.

Re: Moore vs Trout

PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:32 pm
by lane_anasazi2
I believe there's already a Moore vs. Trout thread. I will briefly restate my case though: Moore's ultimate upside is a legit ace, but Trout's upside is a top 15 player - Carl Crawford with power or Grady Sizemore with a .300+ AVG. Moore's path to playing time this year is pretty open, where Trout's is very muddled. I wouldn't count on Trout for anything in 2012, but for me he's the best long-term option. These are both really special talents and clear top 5 prospects. They're very close. But tie goes to the hitter.

Re: Moore vs Trout

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:13 pm
by MaudDib
I really like Moore and I am probably biased because I own him in a dynasty league. So saying that, I like Moore better. Trout is a really good but I have a hard time loving speedsters. I realize that Trout should have power and a 5 tool player but sometimes that doesn't translate to the majors as well. There are 5 tool guys that were great players in MLB but average fantasy players. For some reason I think of Torii Hunter with more speed who had some really productive fantasy years but just never was a top 20 player.

I could be way off here and only time will really tell. Moore is by no means a sure thing either but I just think we are more assured with who he is going to be than Trout.

Re: Moore vs Trout

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:52 am
by Element
Trout's upside is that of a 1st rounder. Pitcher's rarely go that high. But Moore is closer & is more of a sure thing, IMO. I'd go with the known quantity here.