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Chris Nelson 2013 Outlook


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#1 ATLBraves

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:37 PM

Interesting trade by the Yankees. This could definitely help Nelson gain some fantasy relevance this season.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:40 PM

Interesting trade by the Yankees. This could definitely help Nelson gain some fantasy relevance this season.


Perhaps, but its not often a guy leaving Coors actually improves his fantasy value.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:42 PM


Interesting trade by the Yankees. This could definitely help Nelson gain some fantasy relevance this season.


Perhaps, but its not often a guy leaving Coors actually improves his fantasy value.

Very good point, but he is moving to Yankee Stadium which is pretty hitter friendly as well.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:45 PM



Interesting trade by the Yankees. This could definitely help Nelson gain some fantasy relevance this season.


Perhaps, but its not often a guy leaving Coors actually improves his fantasy value.

Very good point, but he is moving to Yankee Stadium which is pretty hitter friendly as well.


chris nelson is a right handed hitter. yankee stadium is a good hitters park, but its definitely a better park for left handed batters. Ignoring playing time, which will probably be an issue, the park factor isn't really improved with the move.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:48 PM




Interesting trade by the Yankees. This could definitely help Nelson gain some fantasy relevance this season.


Perhaps, but its not often a guy leaving Coors actually improves his fantasy value.

Very good point, but he is moving to Yankee Stadium which is pretty hitter friendly as well.


chris nelson is a right handed hitter. yankee stadium is a good hitters park, but its definitely a better park for left handed batters. Ignoring playing time, which will probably be an issue, the park factor isn't really improved with the move.

Oh yeah I agree, I wasn't saying his park factor improved. Moving away from Coors is never an improvement.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:51 PM

I suppose stranger things are happening for the Yankees this season.

Probably still irrelevant, though.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:53 PM

It's true moving out of Coors is never an improvement but the Bronx is still a great place to hit, and swapping out Petco and SF for the likes of Fenway and Camden helps. He's worth watching at least for guys in daily leagues.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

Scooped him up...nothing to lose with a 20 team league, 25 players league.

EDIT: He's got to be better than Kepp right?!

Edited by landobate, 01 May 2013 - 10:04 PM.

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QB-Andy Dalton, Ryan Mallet, Jason Campbell

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WR-Jordy Nelson, Jeremy Hilton, T.Y. Hilton, Devin Hester TE-Julius Thomas

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:28 PM

Take a chance on this guy. No one thought Overbay, Hafner or Wells would be anything worth mentioning either. Kevin Long seems to be pushing all the right buttons with these guys.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:36 AM

Also has anyone checked the spray chart on this guy? Is he dead pull? Opposite field?

How are his H/a splits? His R/L splits?

How were his minor league numbers? As soon as i get to work I'll check but if anyone has the answers, much appreciated.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:58 AM

All I know is the guy has done it before for an extended stretch. He posted an .800+ OPS post ASB last year, which is nothing to sneeze at for a guy eligible at 2B.

I was honestly surprised the Rockies DFA'd him...

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

Also has anyone checked the spray chart on this guy? Is he dead pull? Opposite field?

How are his H/a splits? His R/L splits?

How were his minor league numbers? As soon as i get to work I'll check but if anyone has the answers, much appreciated.


Haven't looked at the spray chart or minor league numbers, but the R/L split is pretty even for his career. Last year in his first shot at extended PT he was a .788 OPS against LHP and .819 OPS against RHP, with high AVGs against both (.307 and .299 respectively).

Home/Road is a but worrisome though:
Home - .347/.411/.500
Road - .257/.292/.417

So, maybe he's a product of Coors? But it's not like Yankee stadium is Marlins Park. And as another poster mentioned, he replaces Dodger Stadium, PETCO, and AT&T Park with Fenway, Camden Yards, and Rogers Centre...

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:40 AM

For Yankee Stadium: His FB% when he goes to right field is a whopping 41.6%. That's ridiculous. When he goes to center it's 29.5% and when he goes to left it's 10.6% for his career.

He also boasts a 31.4% line drive to right field for his career. TO Center and left it's 20 and 19% respectively.

His Hr/FB to LF is 37.5% and it's under 4% to both Center and Right.

Change of ballpark should help Chris Nelson a TON.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

So much for fantasy value early on


Manager Joe Girardi said that Nelson will likely back up Jayson Nix at third and Robinson Cano at second, the New York Post reports.


Spin:
It doesn't sound like Nelson is likely to get the same regular opportunity he was getting in Colorado, so he's unlikely to rack up much fantasy value unless he goes on such a hitting tear that he forces Nix out of the lineup.

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C-Posey
1B-Freeman
2B- Altuve
SS- Hanley Rameriz
3B-Sandoval
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UT- Youkilis, Swisher, Cespedes
Bench: Chris Carter
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Closer/RP- Mo, Soriano. Holland,
Bench-  Beachy
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