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Was leading the MLB in RBI when he got hurt mid season.  Now leading the MBL in RBI in the post season.   Steals were non existant but his HR/RBI/Runs/AVG should all be elite of pretty damn close to elite.  I personally will be a late first round buyer.  Thoughts?

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4 hours ago, svtballa said:

Was leading the MLB in RBI when he got hurt mid season.  Now leading the MBL in RBI in the post season.   Steals were non existant but his HR/RBI/Runs/AVG should all be elite of pretty damn close to elite.  I personally will be a late first round buyer.  Thoughts?

 

His upside for 2018 is the #1 fantasy player... then you factor in his age, his home park, his position, and his lineup protection... and there are very few players I'd rather have in a keeper-- or a redraft.

 

Objectively I'd feel okay swapping Arenado for Correa straight up... but the dude with Correa  is a huge Astros fan, and I'm a huge Arenado fan... so it's like what's the point? But in a big money league, where you put personal biases aside... I actually prefer Correa to Arenado, since 3B is soooooo much deeper, and I'm not convinced their offensive upside is all that different. 

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5 hours ago, absknicks said:

I don't really see #1 fantasy player upside given that he doesn't steal bags anymore. At least in traditional 5x5 format. 

 

Probably true, but the upside is hitting 40 bombs with a ton of RBI/Runs, hitting over 300 and maybe 10 steals at SS. Kind of like Tulo use to be except power is less scarce now.

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He will be someone drafted probably second half of first round in most leagues, but could easily see a full healthy year with uptick that puts him near the top 3-5 discussion for 2019.  

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The other thing to keep in mind is he is putting him big power numbers in spite of ground ball tendencies and only a slightly above avg power profile. To me, that means he still has another big level to reach. 

 

Health permitting I would be surprised if he doesn’t hit at least 35 HRs.

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On 11/1/2017 at 2:41 PM, parrothead said:

He will be someone drafted probably second half of first round in most leagues, but could easily see a full healthy year with uptick that puts him near the top 3-5 discussion for 2019.  

 

Seems unlikely for me due to the lack of steals. 

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2 hours ago, absknicks said:

 

Seems unlikely for me due to the lack of steals. 

This is probably true. If he can get back to stealing 10+ bags, he could easily be a top 5 selection if everything goes correctly. He's a legit stud with the pedigree to match.

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1 hour ago, EmbargoLifted said:

Would Correa owners/fans be happy with a Cal Ripken like prime? 

 

e.g. .300/.370/.500 line with 25-30 HR power, 1-5 steals, and 100 R/RBI ? 

 

Yes, but I think he has the potential to be a better offensive player than Ripken. I can easily see Correa having a .320/.380/.540 line at some point. The only thing really stopping him from having a .900+ OPS is his BB%. If he can get it up to Harper or Trout territory (15%+), that would be fantastic.

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4 hours ago, EmbargoLifted said:

Would Correa owners/fans be happy with a Cal Ripken like prime? 

 

e.g. .300/.370/.500 line with 25-30 HR power, 1-5 steals, and 100 R/RBI ? 

 

 

I'm not an owner nor really a fan, but I'd be disappointed in 1-5 steals from him annually. Despite last year, I still believe he's capable of 15-20. Outside of 2013 in A-ball, he's been an fantastic base-stealer (73 steals, 14 CS in his pro career aside from 2013). 

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I missed this guy. I've had him since he came up and I started to forget what it's like between the thumb injury and off season. Truly one if the best young players in the league. 

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4 minutes ago, jwblue said:

This thread shouldn't have much activity this season.  He is the second best player in baseball and there really isn't any debate or discussion to be had.

 

Wait, what?

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