Madison wrote:We'll see how the drafts go next year, but It is becoming crystal clear to me that Crawford will not be on any of my teams. Just like Pierre this year, he will go way too high and quite possibly won't be a very good value pick. Time will tell.
Definitely agree. I steered clear of Pierre this year. I think Crawford will be a safer pick next year then Pierre was this year because he brings more to the table. But there will always be someone that falls in love with those SBs and reaches for him.
wow mad, this is exactly would I have been thinking for the last few months now. I feel just like the A's do when they have to let Giambi, Tejada go. The fact is I PURPOSELY got Crawford in EVERY league i am in this season, b/c I knew this guy was something special. The highest pick I used to get him I think was round 9 and on for him in a 12 team league.
I realise lately, he won't be on anyof my teams next season b/c people are going to take him in the 2nd or 3rd round. He is going to project as a top 10 OF next season and a top 25 player overall. I am just not willing to spend that high of a pick on a "specialist" just like I didn't take Pierre at all this year he went way too early.
However I do believe Crawford is legit, and I believe his power will increase as time goes on. At his size he has to increase power as he gets older. By the time he is in his prime he could be hitting 20+ HR with the 70 steals thus justifying him as a #1 pick.
I agree with the guy earlier just as I picked Crawford this season in my drafts as a "steal". Im going to go for Gathwright next year, but Im not confident he will pan out like craws has.
I own Crawford in 4 of my 5 leagues. I am either first, second, or third right now in all those leagues. Crawford by himself carries you in SB while not huring you in RBI, HR, and helps your avg.
I get offeres for crawford every day, and yes even if someone offered me beltran for crawford i wouldn't take it. the simple reason is team needs, I built all my teams with the idea of Crawford + ALL power hitters = Dynamite offense. It has worked for me well, and trading crawford would destroy my teams b/c he is the only sb guy i have. He is untradeable on teams like mine w/ all power + carl unless of course the deal included a pierre or pods or someone with at least 30SB+ potential.
He is just that valuable to all my teams, now if you have crawford and another guy say pods or pierre, or your team is balanced meaning you have beltran and abreu and aarod, etc? guys who contribute SB, then you can trade crawford, but otherwise it would destroy you.