View Full Version : Which Rookie Would You Want

12-17-2008, 10:15 PM
Out of the top few rookies, which one would you build your team around? I might be forgeting some so dont get pissed

12-17-2008, 10:21 PM
Lincecum is not a rookie, and is easily the best player on this list

12-17-2008, 10:48 PM
If it's people on the list, Lincecum easily. If you want a legit rookie, its Longoria.

Joba Rules!!
12-17-2008, 10:50 PM
Shelly Duncan...

12-17-2008, 10:53 PM
Like someone already said, Longoria as it stands right now. But that has something to do with the fact that he's already shown some potential in one season. There are guys that have yet to make an impact to the major club that will be great as well.

12-17-2008, 11:27 PM
I gotta go with Soto Im a big fan of his. Plus having a great C is a hard thing to come by.

12-18-2008, 12:23 AM
Chris Davis. The kid will be a monster at the plate. Plus his numbers will look sexy playing in Arlington.

12-18-2008, 11:34 AM
In terms of toughest to replace by the numbers, it's Soto no doubt.

In terms of best player, Longoria pretty easily.

In terms of best young pitcher, it very well might be Lincecum, he'd be top 3 without question, but he's not a rookie-nor do I think he's worth as much as the others who play everyday

12-18-2008, 01:45 PM
None of the guys listed are rookies.

12-18-2008, 02:43 PM
Lincecum is easily the best player on this list but he is going into his 3rd season...the other 3 guys are no longer rookies as they will be going into their 2nd season...

12-18-2008, 04:49 PM
None of the guys listed are rookies.
They were rookies as of 2008, minus Timmy.

12-19-2008, 02:03 AM
Technicalities aside, I go with Longoria. I thought about taking Lincecum because he is an absolute beast, but, as with all pitchers, I worry about his health. For every Roger Clemens, there are numerous Darren Drieforts. not to compare Lincecum to Driefort (not much of a comparison), just pointing to the fact that young pitchers can and often do get hurt. Generally at a more staggering rate that position players.

So, do I want to build my team crossing my fingers that it's cornerstone doesn't wind up with a career ending blown elbow? Not particularly. And of the others listed, Longoria is easily the best. Soto puts up good numbers for a catcher, great numbers actually. Obviously that kind of production is difficult to replace. My problem with that argument, however, is that you really don't need above and beyond production from the C spot. You do, however, from the hot corner.

12-19-2008, 02:05 AM
Longoria, or Soto, probably Evan Longoria though.

12-19-2008, 04:42 PM
Evan Longoria.

12-19-2008, 11:30 PM
I think it is harder to come by a pitcher with lincicums ability, if his violent delivery doesn't sidling him he could easily go down as one of the best pitchers in the last 20 years

12-20-2008, 01:04 AM
for the Mets I would have to the Lincecum or Soto...

but pitching wins championships.

12-20-2008, 06:34 PM
I chose Evan Longoria on this one even though it was really close between him and Tim Lincecum. I think Longoria is better because he will give your team a lot of runs he will drastically improve their offense. But, Lincecum is one of the best pitchers in the MLB right now.

12-22-2008, 01:31 PM
Kosuke Fukudome

12-22-2008, 03:02 PM
Kosuke Fukudome

good one. :rolleyes:

My homer instincts really draw me toward Geo. :D I'm not including Lincecum in my thoughts b/c he wasn't a rookie. Between Geo and Longoria...I'll go with Geo because of the scarcity of catchers with his kind of bat. Also, Longoria's .340ish OBP works against him, although I'm sure that will climb in the upcoming years.

12-24-2008, 10:13 AM
Evan no question