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Postby steve_0710 » Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:06 pm

I'm thinking about keepers in an AL-only league. Looking for a young player capable of doing something substantial this year or next.

What are everyone's thoughts on Nick Swisher or Jeremy Reed? Who is going to better this year? Who is going to be better in the long run?
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Postby Mustangs989 » Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:08 pm

Reed will be better this year hitting near the top of a much better lineup. Swisher will probably beat him in HR's and maybe RBI's but Reed will dominate him in the others.
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Postby steve_0710 » Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:21 pm

Who would be the better keeper for 2006? Any thoughts?
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Postby Cooner » Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:34 pm

Reed should be... i've heard nothing but good things about the kid.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:43 pm

BP rates Reed the #10 prospect and Swisher #26. As the other guys say, Reed will win SBs, BA, and runs (if he hits 2nd). Swisher should win HRs and RBIs. If Reed bats lower in the order (7th, as some sites show), then Swisher might match him in fantasy value, although I have a real concern about how low Swisher's BA could go. He's never hit above .270 in the minors. That's not a problem for Billy Beane, since he gets a ton of walks. But, it is a problem for fantasy managers.
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Postby jkpigskin » Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:04 pm

swisher will be a typical a's player... patient with power, but a not so pretty avg... just look at chavez..

reed will benefit from htting 2nd..

i like swisher more, but in fantasy terms reed is better
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Postby stumpak » Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:28 am

I don't get the obsession with Swisher. I would not want him anywhere near my team. His career MINOR LEAGUE batting average is something aroud .250. Sure he may hit 25 HRs, but the guy's typical MLB performance figures to be at best Mike Cameron without the SBs. There are plenty of WW guys who figure to give you the same performance as Swisher without the downside risk of being totally unproven.

So from perspective, Reed all the way, at least he has the potential to be a good fantasy player.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:16 pm

stumpak wrote:I don't get the obsession with Swisher. I would not want him anywhere near my team. His career MINOR LEAGUE batting average is something aroud .250. Sure he may hit 25 HRs, but the guy's typical MLB performance figures to be at best Mike Cameron without the SBs. There are plenty of WW guys who figure to give you the same performance as Swisher without the downside risk of being totally unproven.

So from perspective, Reed all the way, at least he has the potential to be a good fantasy player.


Well, it's about .260, and if you are in a league with OBP or OPS, his value increases.
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Postby stumpak » Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:32 pm

True, if it is not 5x5 he becomes more appealing.
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