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Pena or Hosmer?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:56 am
by TheDaneEvent
Who do you like better for the remainder of the year?

Re: Pena or Hosmer?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:58 am
by Hebrew Hammer
i would go Hosmer. Pena will get hot at some point at hit some homers but thats about it. Hosmer could be great and will be at least solid.

Re: Pena or Hosmer?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:11 pm
by Bourne
seriously? Hosmer is on the royals. he has never played in a mlb game. He has 3 hr in 98 ab this year. he might be okay. but he is not the next coming of jesus christ.

Re: Pena or Hosmer?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:16 pm
by wynams
Pena has had a month to generate a whopping 16.10 points in our league (where he is a FA).
OP, your league may not be a keeper, but personally, I would much more enjoy watching Hosmer develop (and struggle) than Pena struggle.

Re: Pena or Hosmer?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:17 pm
by wynams
seriously? Hosmer is on the royals. he has never played in a mlb game. He has 3 hr in 98 ab this year. he might be okay. but he is not the next coming of jesus christ.
There are many fantasy players better than Pena, JC and Hosmer are among them.

Re: Pena or Hosmer?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:44 pm
by jebusfreek666
If you need the power you stick with Pena, but if you need Avg I would go with Hosmer.

Re: Pena or Hosmer?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:48 pm
by uziguzi
I'd say Hosmer. Take a chance on the upside.

Re: Pena or Hosmer?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:05 pm
by Bourne
Seriously though. What is the Hosmer upside this year? He has 30 minor league home runs in over 1000 at bats. Unless you are in a keeper/ franchise league it isn't even close for this year.

Re: Pena or Hosmer?

Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 12:18 am
by papasmurf
I've only played keeper in the last ten years so my perspective is a bit skewed.

I would let Pena rot on the FA wire or on someone else's roster. If he is a FA and he gets hot, then you pick him up. If he is on someone's team and gets hot, then you can still laugh at the other guy wasting a roster spot while pena's in one of his 2 for 38 stretches.

I"d rather take a chance on the unknown. I would be happy if Hosmer hits .280 with 10 homers and shows that he's not overmatched.

Even in one year leagues, I would still rather take a chance on Hosmer and see what I have there... cuz you already know the frustration you will get from Pena... especially since he's dealing with an injury.

Re: Pena or Hosmer?

Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 8:46 am
by Oregon Nut Cups
I've only played keeper in the last ten years so my perspective is a bit skewed.

I would let Pena rot on the FA wire or on someone else's roster. If he is a FA and he gets hot, then you pick him up. If he is on someone's team and gets hot, then you can still laugh at the other guy wasting a roster spot while pena's in one of his 2 for 38 stretches.

I"d rather take a chance on the unknown. I would be happy if Hosmer hits .280 with 10 homers and shows that he's not overmatched.

Even in one year leagues, I would still rather take a chance on Hosmer and see what I have there... cuz you already know the frustration you will get from Pena... especially since he's dealing with an injury.
I agree with this statement. I grabbed Votto during his rookie campaign. Everyone said he was just a spray hitter (what everyone is calling Hosmer now) with little chance to be a 30HR guy. We all know how that turned out. Grab Hosmer.