JUpton for Bruce?

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JUpton for Bruce?

Postby blasters » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:06 pm

10 team H2H keeper league
standard 5X5 + OPS for batters, and holds for pitchers
no restrictions on keepers- just keep your best 6 for as long as you want

My Justin Upton for his Jay Bruce. Thoughts?
Grey, you have Bruce at 20 overall for roto rankings, but how would that rank change for a H2H league?

My other 5 keepers:
10 team h2h
Standard 5x5 plus ops and slams for batters, holds and cg for pitchers (qs instead of w)
Keep 6 each year w no penalties


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Re: JUpton for Bruce?

Postby Grey » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:25 am

Grey Albright

If you want me to look at your team, post the team. Don't post a link to another site where the team is.
Have you given me all the info I need to judge your team? The number of teams in the league is a good start for the big overall questions.
Is your league H2H? Roto?
I don't know who's on your waivers. Don't just ask me who you should pick up. Give me names to choose from.
If you only have one team, post your team in your signature with the league parameters.
I don't know every single matchup for next week, so if you want me to choose a player for the following week and you think the matchups are important, tell me who they're facing.
There's more than one player with the same last name? Then spell out who you're talking about.

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Re: JUpton for Bruce?

Postby jreason11 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:05 pm

Jay Bruce in roto, but his value dips below JUp in head to head. The guy just goes ICE cold for weeks, but the weeks he isn't are extra nice.

This could be the year of the BRUUUCCCEEEEE though. Overall, I think Bruce is one of the most undervalued OF.

12 team 6 keeper.

1B- Goldschmidt
OF- Bautista
OF- Bruce
OF- Rios
OF- Puig
UTIL- Longoria

Bench: Pujols,

SP- Harvey, Miller, Samardzija, Cole

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Re: JUpton for Bruce?

Postby thorbs » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:52 pm

For the sake of argument, here are their month by month HR totals last year:

Upton: 12, 2, 1, 1, 8, 3
Bruce: 1, 7, 10, 4, 4, 4

Both had about 2:1 K:BB ratios post-ASB, with Bruce posting a gross .239 AVG, albeit increasing walks.

Bruce also hit 43 doubles to J-Up's 27.

3-year-splits suggest Bruce is not very good at baseball in September with a .228 avg.

Worth noting that without Choo in CIN, his counting stats are bound to dip a bit, and stat-heavy sites like Fangraphs are mixed on him --- some see the increasing K% and argue with IBBs he received his discipline is actually getting worse, but those same guys have no idea what to think of J-Up.

In my eyes, it's a wash, but I always tend to tip my cap towards power hitters, so I'd go Bruce.
12-team, 10x10 H2H, NS + H, OPS, etc.; 20 MLB, 8 MiLB keepers
Cx2: W. Ramos/Pina
1B/3B/CI: Votto/Arenado/Bour
SS/2B/MI: Story/Kinsler/Odor
LF/CF/RF/OFx2: Bryant/Betts/Ozuna/Calhoun/Pham
UTILx2: Taylor/Goodwin
Bench: Tapia, Pujols
SP: Kluber, Cueto, Verlander, Tanaka, Montgomery, Pivetta, Foltynewicz
RP: Britton, Knebel, Kelly, Norris, Madson, Rosenthal, Uehara, Bedrosian
DL: Trout, Bird, Duffy, Solarte
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Re: JUpton for Bruce?

Postby roolhaas » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:47 am

have both on my dynasty league and if Hold wasn't an option, id move bruce before j-up. anecdotally, had stanton as well and traded him for jennings 2+ seasons ago, so there is your anecdotal grain of salt.
11th year of 11 team dynasty Roto (yahoo)
R / RBI / HR / SB / K / OPS
C Gary Sanchez
1B Bellinger
2B Merrifield
3B Machado
SS Bogaerts
LF Justin Upton
CF Buxton
RF Springer
Util Wil Myers

Bench Matt Olson, Kingery
NA Acuna, Brendan Rodgers, Victor Robles, Juan Soto, Dahl

QS / SV / K / H / ERA / WHIP
SP deGrom
SP Ray
RP Jansen
RP Chapman
P Iglesias
P Hicks
P Barraclough

Bench Taillon, Rodon, Snell, Glasnow
NA Sixto Sanchez

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