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Larry Walker Value ????

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:03 am
by bballfanwz76
I'm in a 5x5 10 man league this season. Recently, somebody just dropped Larry Walker from their lineup, and I picked him up this week. Am I crazy or was that a steal?

If you look at Walker's stats from 1997 on, his averages for the last seven years are .366.363.379.309.350.338.284, with his average HR total being right around 36 per year.

Now granted last year was by far his worst year in a long time. He batted .284 with 25 HR's.

So my question is, what is his value? What do you think his projected average and homerun total will be this year? Will it be a repeat of last year? Or will he return to his former glory?

Please provide any opinions/info you have on him, thank you!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:18 am
by wrveres
Its time for Larry to retire ... Its not 1997 anymore.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:45 am
by phunkadelic
wrveres wrote:Its time for Larry to retire ... Its not 1997 anymore.


I agree with wrveres on this one (for a change ;-) )

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 10:23 am
by Frank the Tank
his value in a ten team league is very limited. he battled through injuries and being out of shape last year and is recovering from an injury now. he may be able to hit for a decent average and get some rbi but his power numbers will continue to fall. if you have an open DL slot it isnt a bad idea to stash him away but i wouldnt want to waste an active roster spot on him. dont expect him to be anything near his early days in colorado. last year wasnt an aberration, it was a sign of things to come.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:09 pm
by CubsFan99ww
Well I personally think that Larry Walker will have a VERY good year, when you compare to his relative position in the draft rounds. Yes you are exactly right, over the last 7 years he has like an average of .330, and about 40 HR's per year. He had a bad year last year, but even hitting .280 and 25 HR's ain't that bad. As long as he is HEALTHY, he is a fine choice.

I predict he will go .310, 35 HR's this year.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:35 pm
by wrveres
CubsFan99ww wrote:
I predict he will go .310, 35 HR's this year.


from the back of his ATV?
While hunting for dead people?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:57 pm
by LBJackal
LOL

Walker is done. He might have a decent BA but he won't get enough AB's to be of much help. Maybe if they glue him together real well he can play half the season, but I wouldn't count on it.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:07 pm
by Bukoski77
wrveres wrote:
CubsFan99ww wrote:
I predict he will go .310, 35 HR's this year.


from the back of his ATV?
While hunting for dead people?


Maybe they can use some of those parts to put him back together.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:09 pm
by The Jury
A player has little value when you don't know which days he's going to play on :-D . Even Larry Walker doesn't know when Larry Walker is going to play.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:12 pm
by trac02
If you've got a solid outfield already, he's a great bench player to have for an outfield or utility spot. Play him when he's batting at Coors and you won't be disappointed. He will hit cleanup for the Rockies. Look at the numbers -- even in a poor year last year he hit .338 with an OPS over 1.000 in Denver. He cannot be relied on every day, but he'll make a great spot starter if you've got room.