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Neil Walker 2013 Outlook


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#1 LyondellBasell

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

just signed a one-year deal. he's 27.

he had a nice run there in the middle of 2012 when he caught fire. was crushing it (relative to other 2bs). Then he had a back injury and a hand injury and that was all she wrote.

given how bad 2b is this year, i'm liking this guy a ton, provided he looks healthy in the spring.
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SS/
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

Ugg... The pool of players at this position is disgusting. You could count on both your hands the amount of players(ESPN eligibility) that I would be willing to draft. Neil Walker is not one of them.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

27 year old on a contract year. there's plenty worse 2B options. he's a perfect MI guy.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

Maybe he takes the next step this year? 20-25 hrs and 15 sbs if he stays healthy all year. Brandon Phillips stats but can be had cheaper.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

I like Walker after the top options at 2B. He is a solid across the board contributor, nothing sexy about what he does but he wont bomb any cats. If he plays a whole year and shows no ill effects from the offseason surgery I would say he is an outside shot at 20hrs and 10 SB.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

If he can stay healthy I see the lines:

.285/18HR/80RBI/8SB/80R


What do you guys think?Last year he was on and off(form and health) but could be nice option late in the draft.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

One of the most underrated players in the mlb. Top 8 2nd basemen who gets no respect.

Check out this video:
http://mlb.mlb.com/v...552063&c_id=mlb

Walker is the 4th best 2b in OPS+(on base percentage+slugging)
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

Ugg... The pool of players at this position is disgusting. You could count on both your hands the amount of players(ESPN eligibility) that I would be willing to draft. Neil Walker is not one of them.


Guys I'd take before walker:
Cano
Pedroia
Zobrist (more value as SS though)
Hill (though he's dicey)
Kipnis
Kinsler
Altuve

Hmmm...maybe utley, maybe Rutledge (SS though, like Zobrist) and if I had a few beers and felt courageous, perhaps R Weeks

Theres an undeniable lack of depth at the top. Walker is a nice option if you don't want to reach for the top guys.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:45 PM


Ugg... The pool of players at this position is disgusting. You could count on both your hands the amount of players(ESPN eligibility) that I would be willing to draft. Neil Walker is not one of them.


Guys I'd take before walker:
Cano
Pedroia
Zobrist (more value as SS though)
Hill (though he's dicey)
Kipnis
Kinsler
Altuve

Hmmm...maybe utley, maybe Rutledge (SS though, like Zobrist) and if I had a few beers and felt courageous, perhaps R Weeks

Theres an undeniable lack of depth at the top. Walker is a nice option if you don't want to reach for the top guys.


I'd take Weeks ahead of Walker for sure. After a slow start, Rickie really turned it up.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

i don't have a problem with people ranking altuve, weeks, kipnis ahead of walker, but i will gladly pass on those three and take neil later.
12 Team H2H Categories. Play two teams per week. Three keepers.
Avg, OPS, HR, RBI, R, SB * W, K, ERA, WHIP, Sv

C/ Santana
IB/ Pujols
3B/ Encarnacion
CI/ Bautista
2B/ Gyorko
SS/
Simmons
MI/ Wong
4 OF/ Cespedes, Rajai, Soler, Heyward
Utl/ Morales
SP/ Felix, Teheran, Sale,
Archer, Latos, Tillman, Greene
RP/ Ross,
Stroman, Carrasco, Miley


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

I'd take Brandon Philips ahead of him.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:16 PM

i don't have a problem with people ranking altuve, weeks, kipnis ahead of walker, but i will gladly pass on those three and take neil later.


Sure, its all about value

And yes, I forgot Phillips! Oops.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:03 PM

i don't have a problem with people ranking altuve, weeks, kipnis ahead of walker, but i will gladly pass on those three and take neil later.


Id agree with that, hes a classic solid but not spectacular guy. Good value and he will produce good numbers by the end of year, if he can slot into a teams MI position hes an even better asset.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

He reminds me of this guy:

http://espn.go.com/m...539/todd-walker

I use to always end up with Todd Walker on my fantasy teams for some reason for a good 2-3 year stretch in the early 2000's. Mostly because he always got underrated and went late in drafts. Similiar to his brother from another mother Neil, they both have similiar skill sets that get underappreciated and de-valued. Neil is going to be a good value pick. He won't put up huge numbers, but he will be solid from start to finish if you just plug him and play him.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

He reminds me of this guy:

http://espn.go.com/m...539/todd-walker

I use to always end up with Todd Walker on my fantasy teams for some reason for a good 2-3 year stretch in the early 2000's. Mostly because he always got underrated and went late in drafts. Similiar to his brother from another mother Neil, they both have similiar skill sets that get underappreciated and de-valued. Neil is going to be a good value pick. He won't put up huge numbers, but he will be solid from start to finish if you just plug him and play him.


good call. and they are both named walker.
12 Team H2H Categories. Play two teams per week. Three keepers.
Avg, OPS, HR, RBI, R, SB * W, K, ERA, WHIP, Sv

C/ Santana
IB/ Pujols
3B/ Encarnacion
CI/ Bautista
2B/ Gyorko
SS/
Simmons
MI/ Wong
4 OF/ Cespedes, Rajai, Soler, Heyward
Utl/ Morales
SP/ Felix, Teheran, Sale,
Archer, Latos, Tillman, Greene
RP/ Ross,
Stroman, Carrasco, Miley


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:03 PM

"Cano
Pedroia
Zobrist (more value as SS though)
Hill (though he's dicey)
Kipnis
Kinsler
Altuve"
I personally wouldn't take Altuve or Hill over him. wouldn't take altuve because of the stats and we all know Aaron Hill could easily flop this season.
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:31 AM

grabbed walker as a MI and very happy with it....looks healthy so far...relatively cheap production for MI - 20/10 upside if produces. Was having a very good season last year until injured....dont recall him being injury prone so hope to see him have a good year.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:57 PM

ugh...if 2B wasn't such an abomination i would drop this guy

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

In my points league he has -2 points on the season.
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OF Braun
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:58 PM

He will come around.. nobody on the Pirates is hitting right now beside McCutchen and Marte..his AB havent looked terrible either

Edited by mpbaseball22, 08 April 2013 - 09:58 PM.

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C: Posey
1B: Lind
2B: Kipnis
3B: Lamb
SS: Asdrubal
IF: Hardy
OF: McCutchen, Trout, Beltran, Harrison
U: Gattis, Alvarez, Moustakas
Bench: Ruf, Escobar, Sizemore, Grossman, Dietrich

SP: Zimmerman, Kazmir, Cashner, deGrom, Holland, Simon, Kennedy, Duffy, Morton, Hutchison, McCarthy, Carrasco, Volquez, Miguel Gonzalez, Feldman, Wada, Capuano
RP: Holland, Rosenthal, Melancon, Doolittle, Ramos, Morris, Cecil, Giles
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