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2014 Fantasy Contradictions: Good Players IRL Not Fantasy


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#1 Armalite

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:44 PM

But almost worthless in most fantasy leagues,

I'll start:

Nick Markakis, rocket arm, plays his position well, gets on base at a decent clip, hits between .275-290, last couple of years is lucky to hit 15 home runs and steal 10 bases, won't bring home the bacon in fantasy.
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:49 PM

Prado immediately comes to mind

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:51 PM

Ozzie Smith

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:55 PM

Markakis was a good player in real life. He's become increasingly mediocre including a replacement level -0.1 WAR last year.....Hasn't been over 1.7 WAR since 2010.

A guy like Simmons who put up a WAR of over 4.5 or Gerardo Parra with a WAR over 4 would fit the bill. Their defense is elite.....
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 04:55 PM

Players that are good at defense.

Andrelton Simmons
Geraldo Parra
Yunel Escobar
Zack Cosart
Darwin Barney

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:22 PM

to a lesser extent, Matt Carpenter.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:00 PM

victorino was. still kind of is. ozzie smith had great defense. probably the best at SS but his hitting was a real life liability with them 26 career HRs. if ozzie smith played today he would no be a hall of famer.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:06 PM

to a lesser extent, Matt Carpenter.


How in God's name is Matt Carpenter not good in fantasy? He literally finished as the #3 2nd baseman on the ESPN player rater last year and is on pace for 100+ runs again.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 07:31 PM


to a lesser extent, Matt Carpenter.


How in God's name is Matt Carpenter not good in fantasy? He literally finished as the #3 2nd baseman on the ESPN player rater last year and is on pace for 100+ runs again.


Nobody would want a 2B with 199 Hits, 55 Doubles, 11 HR, 78 RBI, 126 Runs, and a .873 OPS

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:10 PM

Juan Lagares with elite defense in center field.

Nolan Arenado right now until the power develops (gold glove 3B that can hit for solid average).
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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:28 PM

if ozzie smith played today he would no be a hall of famer.


Nost ridiculous thing I've read on the boards in some time. Congrats.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:39 PM


if ozzie smith played today he would no be a hall of famer.


Nost ridiculous thing I've read on the boards in some time. Congrats.


He only his 28 career HRs. Don't you realize that HRs are the only thing that matters? (not AVG, OBP, SB, defense, etc.)
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Posted 02 May 2014 - 08:47 AM

Catchers who can catch.

How long has Jose Molina been in the league? Career .236 hitter, been in the big leagues for 15 years.

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Categories: 7 x 7 (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, K) x (W, K, ERA, WHIP, SV, HLD, QS)

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 11:53 AM

Catchers who can catch.

How long has Jose Molina been in the league? Career .236 hitter, been in the big leagues for 15 years.


Not only catch, call games. Brad Ausmus was one of the best and a shoo in for a manager spot whenever he wanted one. He didn't hit much.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:04 PM

Chris Denorfia is a passable bench OF in fantasy but is I hell of a little player in real life

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C: Lucroy
1B: A. Gonzalez
2B: Altuve
SS: Reyes
3B: Donaldson
OF: Carter, Calhoun, McCutchen
UTL: Seager
SP: Strasburg, Fister, Gray, Ventura, Fiers, Cole, Shoemaker
RP: Storen, Melancon, Davis
Bench: Gardner, Duda, Betts
DL: Cuddyer, Doolittle


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:26 PM

Xander Bogaerts
10 team Head to head/points/weekly lineups

HRs 4 points, SB 3 points, Triples 3 points, doubles 2, singles, walks, runs, and rbi's 1 point, K  -1 point

Team name: Dee'z Nutz

1B - Goldschmidt
2B - Dee Gordon
SS - Segura
3B - Dolaldson, Rendon
C -   Mesoraco
OF - Bautista, Cruz, Springer, Heyward, Crisp
DL - Bryce Harper

Wins 10 points, Loss -5 points, QS  6 points, Strikeout 1, walk -1, HR -1, ER -1

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RP - Holland

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:30 PM

Scooter Gennett. I just wanted to type his name in a forum this year. Check.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:50 PM

Dustin Pedroia....yes I went there.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:24 PM

When he's healthy, Jose Iglesias belongs at the top of this list.




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