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slomo007 wrote:I know I have posted this in one of my leagues here at the Cafe, but now that I have him in both leagues, I think it's safe for me to say how valuable I think he really is (and how much I would have paid for him in the Veteran Keeper Classic )
Chone Figgins isn't even in very many people's top 10 or even 15 2b list...why not? What's not to like?
His numbers should actually improve on last years' because the lead off spot is all his now. In a limited lead off role (26 games) he hit .330 scored 19 runs and stole 9 bases. Extrapolated, that would be equivalent to 118 runs and 56 steals. I realize this is a small sample size, and he might decline from those numbers...but I think he's almost a lock to steal 40 or so bases, score 100 runs, and hit .300...from the 2nd base position why is this not top 5 material?
And don't give me this Adam Kennedy will steal his PT garbage....what has Adam Kennedy shown? There is no reason Anaheim will not give him an everyday gig, even at another position, upon Kennedy's return. Add in the fact that he is one of Scioscia's favorite players too.
Last year was not a fluke, he is a legit .300 hitter with a lot of speed and will score a ton of runs at the top of the lineup. Move him up your cheat sheets, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Yoda wrote:I would have agreed with you... but he was HORRIBLE in the playoffs. Plus the addition of Morales, McPherson, Cabrera, Kotchman and a healthy Salmon, Erstad and GA means he will have to earn his PT again.
He is an OK hitter with above average speed and qualifies at multiple positions. He's a nice player to grab late but I wouldn't count on him to be a starter that is for sure.
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