If you pass on Billy Hamilton and he breaks out even close to projections, you will absolutely regret it.Not really...How long will you be waiting for him to be called up? Not to mention the time it takes to develop. It really depends on the rest of the roster, but if you always play for the future, you will never win in the present.
i hate just going with potential and hope, because that usually isnt how leagues are won.precisely.
but if you always play for the future, you will never win in the present.
altuve is such a good hitter though, he is batting title good.
they seem set on putting him in the OF, im hoping that the move is just to increase his versatility and to find him somewhere to play this year.
Im 90% going with hamilton since i can afford the risk but i do really love altuve...
dont forget that they are both only 22 years old and altuve jumed to the majors with very little AA and no AAA experience.
i have a lot of room left for altuve to improve on power and i honestly think he is a 300+ hitter. with 12-15 hr and 35 sb being a safe bet with a higher ceiling than that. the more i talk about it the more i want to keep him. prob be reaching for him mighty early if i keep hamilton.
one thing i will say is that hamilton would be a huge trade chip seince he will get tons of hype.
either way i am really questioning my decision to drop profar for hamilton last year....100 SB would be nice but no HRs and rbis will hurt ESPECIALLY in a 6X6 league even though hamilton will prob assure me of 25 wins during the year in SB (yahoo h2h). I made that move thinking that hamilton would be staying at SS or at least 2B.
i really hope he isnt Dee Gordon JR