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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.

#2 freevick

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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

#6 The Milkman

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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.

Edited by ballfan4141, 01 May 2014 - 07:01 PM.


#8 hailtoyourvictor

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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

12 Team 5X5

C - Yan Gomes

1B - Brandon Belt

2B - Anthony Rendon

SS - Trevor Story

3B - Todd Frazier

MI - Corey Seager

CI - Maikel Franco

OF - Carlos Gonzalez

OF - Gregory Polanco

OF - Jay Bruce

OF - Corey Dickerson

OF - Melky Cabrera

U - Brandon Drury

 

B - Kevin Kieramaier, Delino Deshields, Jed Lowrie

 

SP - Noah Syndergaard, Gerrit Cole, Chris Archer, Cole Hamels, Marcus Stroman, Patrick Corbin, Jon Gray, Ruby De La Rosa

CP - Steve Cishek, Jake McGee, Shawn Tolleson


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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.

#12 My Dinner With Andre

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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.

Edited by lassetjus, 02 May 2014 - 08:47 AM.

10-team H2H $$ Yahoo Keeper League (5 Keepers From Round Taken, Waiver Pickup = 16th Rounder, 3-Year Max Contract) (11th year in existence, 4-time Champion, 3-time Runner-Up)
Categories: 7 x 7 (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, K) x (W, K, ERA, WHIP, SV, HLD, QS)

 

C-Wilson Ramos   1B-Freddie Freeman   2B-Rougned Odor (18)   3B-Nolan Arenado (18)   SS-Carlos Correa (16)   IF-Victor Martinez

LF-Michael Conforto   CF-Mookie Betts (16)   RF-Nomar Mazara   OF-Odubel Herrera   UTIL-Mike Moustakas

BENCH-Trayce Thompson   DL-Michael Brantley   NA-Alex Bregman

 

SP-Chris Sale, Max Scherzer, Vince Velasquez, Chris Tillman, Aaron Sanchez, Adam Conley, Kevin Gausman, Lance McCullers

RP-Aroldis Chapman, Hector Rodon, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Hector Neris, Jake McGee

DL-Carlos Carrasco, Raisel Iglesias


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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

C: Posey

1B: Belt

2B: Kipnis

SS: Segura

3B: Franco

OF: Stanton, Marte, Blackmon

UTL: Conforto

Bench: Tomas, Mazara, Diaz, Lamb

SP: Archer, Hamels, C. Martinez, Smyly, Matz, J. Ross

RP: Allen, McGee, Smith

DL: E. Rodriguez, Perkins


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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

SP - Scherzer, Kluber, Zimmermann, Cole, Lynn, Cobb, Cashner
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.

#18 NoClownQuestionsBro

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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.