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#161 Marty Funkhouser

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:11 AM

How early would you guys be willing to jump on him in a keeper? Seems like he could be a huge difference maker immediately.

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#162 dod959

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:19 AM

Just going to give this thread a bit of a bump because I ended up with Buxton in a dynasty.

But I was interested in the SBs vs. HRs debate. Are we sure Buxton is the type of guy that will maintain his SBs throughout his career because a lot of guys come up with that 50 SB potential and it tapers off pretty quickly as they age, gain weight, move down in the order, etc. Even Trout slowed down after 1 year.

In some ways I'm intrigued by the big power/OBP type prospects because in a dynasty league they're a safer bet to remain viable into their 30s when their speed declines.

If Baez is truly an elite power prospect and ends up at 2B... I dunno... he's possibly more intriguing than Buxton.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 01:46 AM

There's a lot of Trout in Buxton. That alone makes him more interesting than Baez. But ultimately you might be right. Only time will tell who winds up being more valuable in fantasy.
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:09 PM

Better chance Buxton steals 50 bags and hits .300 than Baez hits .290 with 30 homers. Baez could hit 40 homers, but bet the AVG is gonna take a hit. Once Buxton gets in the 20-30 homer range the steals will go away though
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 09:48 AM

View PostMarty Funkhouser, on 19 February 2014 - 11:11 AM, said:

How early would you guys be willing to jump on him in a keeper? Seems like he could be a huge difference maker immediately.

I am wondering this myself.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:13 AM

Call me crazy (I'm sure you guys will) but I prefer not only Baez to Buxton but Bryant and Betts as well.  My 4 favorite prospects all start with B's.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:26 AM

Yea youre crazy

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

View PostFouLLine, on 05 March 2014 - 10:13 AM, said:

Call me crazy (I'm sure you guys will) but I prefer not only Baez to Buxton but Bryant and Betts as well.  My 4 favorite prospects all start with B's.

You could definitely make a case for Baez and maybe even Bryant, but Betts is just silly.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:14 PM

Im willing to bet Betts will be the better fantasy play when him and Buxton are in their primes.  I don't see a big enough difference in their stats to out weigh positional scarcity.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:26 AM

 crotchcrickets, on 05 March 2014 - 09:48 AM, said:

 Marty Funkhouser, on 19 February 2014 - 11:11 AM, said:

How early would you guys be willing to jump on him in a keeper? Seems like he could be a huge difference maker immediately.

I am wondering this myself.

Depends on the settings. If it's a draft, I wouldn't go too early because most draft keepers that I've heard of(never played one) you have to give up the round you got him in and progressively goes up each year. Same for auctions, but if you're not getting him fairly cheap it takes away his keeper value. Personally I don't think minor league players should be available in a keeper draft/auction, but that's a different discussion.

Short answer, probably around where Harvey is going. Similar timelines in my opinion playing in 2015, cornerstones of your team in 2016.
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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:28 AM

Designated to minors' spring training camp today... totally expected, but would have liked to see him beast in the big boy spring training.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:56 AM

View PostThe Milkman, on 10 March 2014 - 12:28 AM, said:

Designated to minors' spring training camp today... totally expected, but would have liked to see him beast in the big boy spring training.

He was hitting under .200 in ST so far.
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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:46 PM

What is his real ETA? Some point this season or not until 2015?
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Posted 11 March 2014 - 11:44 PM

He might get a September call up this year, but the absolute earliest he will be in the bigs to stay is after the Super 2 deadline in 2015.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:41 AM

View PostTheWrightStuff, on 11 March 2014 - 07:46 PM, said:

What is his real ETA? Some point this season or not until 2015?

I think sometime in 2015 is more likely.
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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:59 PM

sources tell me he's a lock for a Sept call-up as long as there's no injury

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:25 PM

View PostThe Milkman, on 13 March 2014 - 06:59 PM, said:

sources tell me he's a lock for a Sept call-up as long as there's no injury

Sources?

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:46 AM

 osb_tensor, on 13 March 2014 - 07:25 PM, said:

 The Milkman, on 13 March 2014 - 06:59 PM, said:

sources tell me he's a lock for a Sept call-up as long as there's no injury

Sources?

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:23 AM

 osb_tensor, on 13 March 2014 - 07:25 PM, said:

 The Milkman, on 13 March 2014 - 06:59 PM, said:

sources tell me he's a lock for a Sept call-up as long as there's no injury

Sources?

some random fan on twitter said so

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 04:49 PM

 ezpkns34, on 14 March 2014 - 11:23 AM, said:

 osb_tensor, on 13 March 2014 - 07:25 PM, said:

 The Milkman, on 13 March 2014 - 06:59 PM, said:

sources tell me he's a lock for a Sept call-up as long as there's no injury

Sources?

some random fan on twitter said so

I would think that if there is no injury and he performs well in the minors there's no reason not to bring him up for some September coffee. It isn't like The Twins are likely to be in contention come September.




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