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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig leaps tall buildings, collects 3 more hits - latimes.com

It will be interesting to see how well he fares in the regular season. He sure looks impressive so far.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 24, 2013 at 09:15 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Randomly Fluctuating Defensive Metric Posted: March 24, 2013 at 09:46 AM (#4395215)
To paraphrase Yogi, it might get late early for Carl Crawford in 2013.
   2. RickG Posted: March 24, 2013 at 10:12 AM (#4395224)
I have an NL-only fantasy auction coming up later today. It's an 8-team league with fairly shallow rosters, so there are usually players on the waiver wire. But the owners are knowledgeable, and when it comes to the bench, they're more likely to spend a few extra dollars on prospects than on established-but-boring guys.

Should I even be considering Puig? I figure he'll start the season in Double-A...don't know how long I should carry that dead weight. I should say I'd like to have Oscar Taveras even though he'll start the year in AAA, since I think the Cardinals are more likely to get him to the bigs before the All-Star Break.

Any advice? Ignore both, chase both, pick one and hope the other can be procured in-season...?
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 24, 2013 at 12:47 PM (#4395262)
I have an NL-only fantasy auction coming up later today. It's an 8-team league with fairly shallow rosters, so there are usually players on the waiver wire. But the owners are knowledgeable, and when it comes to the bench, they're more likely to spend a few extra dollars on prospects than on established-but-boring guys.

Should I even be considering Puig? I figure he'll start the season in Double-A...don't know how long I should carry that dead weight. I should say I'd like to have Oscar Taveras even though he'll start the year in AAA, since I think the Cardinals are more likely to get him to the bigs before the All-Star Break.

Any advice? Ignore both, chase both, pick one and hope the other can be procured in-season...?


If your league overvalues prospects, I'd say go the other way. Go for the safe, boring veterans.

I also have a hard time believing a guy with 345 professional PAs (none above A+) is ready for the bigs. According to B-Ref, his quality of opposition faced is a little above AAA this Spring, and he has 10 Ks and zero BB.
   4. RickG Posted: March 24, 2013 at 02:33 PM (#4395311)
I should have mentioned, it's a keeper league, so that affects things.

I did end up leaving Puig be, as did the rest of the league. Spent $2 on Oscar Taveras and $14 on Julio Teheran (last player) but otherwise stayed pretty clear of prospects. Like my team -- which means I'll finish 7th.
   5. Tom (and his broom) Posted: March 24, 2013 at 02:46 PM (#4395319)
I am counting on him to help Team "Y" (players with a unique first name starting with Y) surpass Team Brandon (players with first name Brandon) this year.
   6. depletion Posted: March 24, 2013 at 02:53 PM (#4395321)
I agree with snapper on his prospects. Possible, but unlikely, that he'll do anything in MLB this year.
   7. Posada Posse Posted: March 24, 2013 at 04:44 PM (#4395367)
For what it's worth, here's what Keith Law had to say about Puig during his chat on Friday:

Topco (MA)
Thoughts on Puig joining the crowded Dodger OF? What do they do with him this year and beyond with the long term contracts with Kemp (I could be wrong), Either, and Crawford?

Klaw (1:07 PM)
The overrating of Puig based on a few weeks of spring training is one of this year's best non-story storylines.
   8. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: March 24, 2013 at 04:49 PM (#4395369)
KLaw, doubling down.
   9. bibigon Posted: March 24, 2013 at 05:15 PM (#4395378)
If your league overvalues prospects, I'd say go the other way. Go for the safe, boring veterans.

This is a function of league depth. In an 8 team league, upside is basically all that matters. Replacement level is extremely high. As such, I suspect Puig's shot at being a real impact player makes him worthwhile. Contrast this to a 20 team league, where simply finding regular at bats is a struggle at the end of your roster, so the old boring vets have increased value.
   10. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: March 24, 2013 at 05:31 PM (#4395388)
Contrast this to a 20 team league, where simply finding regular at bats is a struggle at the end of your roster, so the old boring vets have increased value.
I hope this is true, because Lounge Weights Two (20 teams) drafted last night and I, inadvertently, went veteran-heavy.
   11. spike Posted: March 24, 2013 at 05:40 PM (#4395401)
Law is trying to rain on my Evan Gattis parade too. .388/.404/.796/1.200 in ST, .308 .374/.546/.920 in two years of minor league ball since quitting for 4 years.

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