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Who'd You Rather Have? *WHIR*

Postby Seanyfever » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:07 am

Question is simple...

Based on value alone... Who'd you rather have Matt Carpenter or Josh Donaldson? It's a 14 team head to head league with 6x6 categories... H/R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP and you don't need pitching categories.

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Re: Who'd You Rather Have? *WHIR*

Postby CyboNinja » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:16 am

Tough one here. They're very close imo. If I had to pick I'd take Carp just because 2B is so hard to find a stud at. Not that 3B is much easier. I guess I'd rather take my chances with a lower tier 3B (Frazier, AmRam, Lawrie) than a lower tier 2B (Infante, Rendon, Lowrie).
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Re: Who'd You Rather Have? *WHIR*

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:42 am

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Re: Who'd You Rather Have? *WHIR*

Postby SecretAgentMan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:53 am

Tough. I would go Carpenter as one really has to wonder what one gets from Donaldson a lot more than what you are likely to get from Carpenter. Donaldson could be the better player, but right now there is no way to know if 2013 was his high water mark or not (see Chase Headley). Carpenter I think is a safer pick to at least put up serviceable numbers based on what he has done in 2012 and 2013 and he carries both 2b and 3b eligibility in most leagues. There is a risk of some regression though.
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Re: Who'd You Rather Have? *WHIR*

Postby javens » Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:42 am

I am a proud Donaldson owner so it's hard for me to say this but I think I would rather have Carpenter. Position scarcity is really the biggest thing here. Plain and simply, Carpenter is closer to being an elite second basemen than Donaldson is to being an elite third basemen.

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Re: Who'd You Rather Have? *WHIR*

Postby kidsilk » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:00 am

I like Carp better too. Both had great years last year but like the above poster said Carp is an elite 2B and Donaldson can't compare with the elite 3B yet and I don't think he ever will. He had his first good year at age 27 which could be good or could be a red flag. Either he is a late bloomer or a flash in the pan. I think Carp is the safer bet to repeat last year's numbers or come close.

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Re: Who'd You Rather Have? *WHIR*

Postby Seanyfever » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:22 am

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Postby plamb23 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:35 am

I would go withCarp,I see Donaldson regressing some
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Re: Who'd You Rather Have? *WHIR*

Postby RasmusFlow » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:23 am

I wouldn't hesitate on taking Carpenter over Donaldson. Thanks for help on mine.
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