Goldy for sure vs. Allen on pure future fantasy production/potential. He even has 2SB so far! (D-backs fans: any chance he could nab 10 a year like Votto?)
The only thing Allen has going for him is dual OF/1B eligibility in most formats. Allen will most likely maintain that 1B/OF dual eligibility playing in OAK for a while. That can matter in a deep enough league w/ CI and Util spots.
Goldschmidt too big a swing but plays in easier league and hitters park. Allen more versatile but in pitchers park in a division (mostly) of pitchers parks and harder league. So probably Goldschmidt makes more sense.
Comment by Danny Kugler — August 26, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
plus chris carter is in the A’s system. the dback’s don’t have anyone that could usurp goldschmidt
that last question is a crazy good one because unlike 90% of all the other stud prospects Jennings is one of the very very few that A) won’t take three years before putting it all together fantasy wise B) shouldn’t ever struggle enough to be put way down in the order or get sent down and is totally for REAL
Stanton however out of nowhere (past month and half) has drastically improved his walk rate and decreased his strikeout rate. This is very much a product of teams pitching around him and taking their chances with the next guy but it is still a good development in his young career. When the pitcher pitches around him it is still up to Stanton not to swing and miss. What he has done and the power he has shown at his age is nothing short of incredible. Hanley Ramirez has not produced other than a couple week period during the season and healthy season next and the growth of others players could turn Stanton into a guy that gets 110RBI, 100 Runs, 40 + HRS and as crazy as this sounds has a swing that could produce a .280 average in time. He could easily hit 50 HR’s before his 25th birthday and that gives him 4 chances to do that. That’s insane to me. Jack McKeon said not that long ago that Stanton could definitely steal 30 bases per year and he wants him to be that kind of player. I personally laughed because I don’t see it ever happening but Stanton did try 3 or 4 attempts since the statement and has been caught every time. If you add the runs + Rbi together I think Stanton beats him but not by much as Jennings should score more. Since average is a little harder to predict and I don’t think Jennings is a lock at all to hit .300 in any of the next 4 seasons and we call the slight advantage to Jennings then it becomes the HR’s vs. SB. Personally I would rather have Jennings and the steals because he is easier to build a team around. Ellsbury is the perfect example. If Stanton were to ever steal 20 bases regularly(aint gonna happen) then Stanton would be the better keeper but since there is nothing to truly suggest that happening I go Jennings. Also a lot of times you have to overpay for a guy with stolen bases and its easier to trade other guys when you have guys like Jennings. I have Stanton and other power guys so have been starting EY and Bourgious in and out of MI and OF. I haven’t gotten nearly all their steals and they don’t play every day. I have Uggla at 2B but a guy like Zobrist would have been much more useful as I would lose two spots in HR’s but pick up 4 spots with Zobrist’s steals. What does everybody else think
Comment by daniel heit — August 28, 2011 @ 9:36 pm
Can I make a (selfish) suggestion: Michael Bourn or Mike Trout?
I take Stanton because he’s younger and has no history of injuries (whether or not that is fair or unfair to Desmond he does have a reputation).
Jennings is about to turn 25 whereas Stanton is in his age 21 season. I’ll take the likely 3-4 extra years of production you can get out of Stanton assuming this is a league where you can keep players as long as you’d like.