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  1. paul. hands down.

    Comment by boejouma — August 26, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

  2. 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.

    Here’s another 1B/OF keeper who’d you rather:

    Brandon Allen or Lucas Duda?

    Comment by Scott — August 26, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

  3. Allen is OF eligible so he is way more valuable.

    Comment by Carl — August 26, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

  4. 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

  5. plus chris carter is in the A’s system. the dback’s don’t have anyone that could usurp goldschmidt

    Comment by sean — August 26, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

  6. I think a little more intriguing:

    Goldshmidt or Brandon Belt?

    I like ’em both over Allen. Belt is now LF eligible for 2012 as well.

    Comment by dg — August 27, 2011 @ 2:24 am

  7. Belt easily.

    Comment by Sara — August 27, 2011 @ 3:49 am

  8. lyle overbay! woot woot!

    Comment by Buck — August 27, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

  9. Brandon Allen has not played a single game in the outfield yet this season, so it’s doubtful he’ll be outfield-eligible in any leagues next year unless this changes.

    Comment by Sean — August 28, 2011 @ 12:32 am

  10. 10 sb is possible for goldy (gibby likes to run) but i wouldn’t draft him earlier expecting 10+ sbs. remember, reynolds stole a bunch of bags when he was here and he’s not usain (sp?) bolt.

    Comment by nate — August 28, 2011 @ 2:07 am

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    Comment by Marva Giangregorio — August 28, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

  12. Stanton or Jennings?

    Comment by Wigman — August 28, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

  13. 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

  14. Can I make a (selfish) suggestion: Michael Bourn or Mike Trout?

    Comment by Max — August 29, 2011 @ 1:27 am

  15. 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.

    Comment by Scott — August 29, 2011 @ 9:20 am

  16. It seems this one would be all about how many keepers you get and how competitive you think your team will be next year.

    Comment by Scott — August 29, 2011 @ 9:21 am

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