Fantasy Chat Friday

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Hey guys,

I’m in a 12 team, 11×11 league (5×5 + H, 2B, BB, TB, OBP, SLG ) with LF, CF, RF seperated

I have Austin Jackson CF and I’m looking to acquire a somewhat cheap CF upgrade. I was eyeing Colby Rasmus as that candidate. How big of a fantasy seperation will these two bats be this year? (Meaning what do I need to trade with A. Jackson to get Rasmus?)



I don’t write for this site, but IMO it depends on the owner. I love Colby Rasmus, i believe his celing is a left handed Matt Holliday and I believe he could reach close to his ceiling this year. So if I’m sitting there with Rasmus I would want Austin Jackson plus another really good player. Like Jackson + Beckett or Wandy or Gallardo… But again I probably like Rasmus more than most people, so who knows maybe the guy in your league would take Jackson + Kuroda or Jurrjens or some other mid-tier guy like that…


Dude, don’t give up guys like Beckett or Gallardo for Rasmus. Yeah he may be great, but you’d be paying top dollar by giving up those players. He may end up a top 50 or so player, but there’s also the chance he’s a top 100 guy, or even a top 150 guy. Giving up Jackson AND a player like Beckett or Gallardo seems like overkill, particularly on a first offer.