Hey guys, I'm looking for some unbiased opinions here.
I'm a big fan of Jonathan Lucroy as he played at my alma mater Louisiana-Lafayette... I've followed him through his journey to the majors and I owned him in my league last year when he was on fire.
So I was hoping to get him this year as a late round value catcher but someone jumped the gun in my league and drafted him in the 8th round. I then drafted Mike Napoli who I also think should have a good year especially in Boston where he will get more ABs than he did with Texas.
Well now this guy in the league has offered me a trade of Jonathan Lucroy and injured Corey Hart (we have 2 DL spots) for Mike Napoli.
So I'm trying not to led my clouded fandom judgement of Lucroy get in the way of true Fantasy value.... Do you guys think this is worth the trade? I think Lucroy will hit 20+ bombs this year and he will hit over .300 again. Also he should be in line for more RBIs this year as he's moved up in the batting order to 5th rather than 7th/8th of last year. Lucroy is one of the most clutch hitters in the game, if you haven't watched him yet I suggest you check him out.
So the real question is, will Napoli get me 30+ homers and hover anywhere close to .300? Because if he doesn't, I'm leaning toward Lucroy.
Now fire away, all opinions welcome. Head to Head format.
C Mike Napoli
1B Edwin Encarnacion
2B Chase Utley
SS Ian Desmond/Andrelton Simmons
3B Evan Longoria
OF Jason Heyward
OF Yoenis Cespedes
OF Melky Cabrera
DH Ryan Howard
My pitching staff is prob irrelevant here so I'll leave em out of the discussion.
This post was edited on 4/4 at 11:01 am