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    2k19: Garrett Hampson

    I’ve been very high on this guy since early last year (hat tip to rhd!). Love the profile (solid plate discipline, solid wheels) and the Coors boost. He’s also SS eligible in most leagues and will quickly qualify at 2B as well.

    But does he start the season with the 2B job in the majors? With LeMahieu gone there is opportunity. Brendan Rodgers sits in the wings, but he hasn’t stayed healthy and I sense his prospect star has dimmed a little bit.

    So what does the pen say about Hampson in 2k19? Looking for less biased views than my own.

    BBHQ has Hampson getting 500 AB and going .265 with 30 SB (8 HR, 33 RBI, 56 Runs). $18 projected value. Pretty nice for an NL only.

    IF he actually has 500 AB and hits .265, I have to think he delivers more runs and rbi.
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    It all depends on "if" he gets the job. "If" he gets the job, I think he'll succeed, as he's a high OBP guy and can add 30-40 SBs. But that's a big "if." They could bring in someone else for a short-term fix, or Rodgers could also be in the mix. But he's a good cheap spec guy.

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    I have him at $8 (year 2). Still cheap at that price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharky View Post
    I have him at $8 (year 2). Still cheap at that price?
    I'd say appropriate ... though if he wins the job outright (and I agree that he'll have to compete for it through ST, they won't just hand the job to him) ... if he wins it $8 could be a bargain. Of course if he loses it you're left having to find a replacement with $8 less cash (assuming you can stash him in your reserves), but that's worth the risk IMO.

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    I like him a lot but his penciled in for the bottom on the order so it's tampering my enthusiasm. Although once Daniel Murphy gets hurt maybe he could jump up to leadoff and Blackmon can hit 2nd.
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    Ryan McMahon is the primary competition for Hampson's 2B playing time in 2019. I expect a platoon to start the season, and if it's a strict platoon, Hampson's on the wrong side of it (the right-handed side). Unless/until he clearly bests McMahon in ST and win the job outright, I'd confidently bet the under on 500 plate appearances. Actually, as things stand, I'd confidently bet the under on 400 plate appearances.
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    This is exactly the type of player that I've been sucked in on too many times. Last year it was Kingery.

    I'm dropping out of the bidding at $3 just to make sure. Right.....I'll probably end up bidding $10 in the heat of the moment and get him. Sent down to Colorado Springs in late April, returning for September callup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harmon View Post
    This is exactly the type of player that I've been sucked in on too many times. Last year it was Kingery.

    I'm dropping out of the bidding at $3 just to make sure. Right.....I'll probably end up bidding $10 in the heat of the moment and get him. Sent down to Colorado Springs in late April, returning for September callup.
    I certainly hope that Hampson does not end up on the Brewers' rookie league team this year.
    (The Rockies AAA team left Colorado Springs for Albuquerque for 2015. The Sky Sox AAA franchise is moving to San Antonio in 2019, with Helena's high-Rookie league team heading to Colorado Springs. I made that mistake myself once.)

    I have the opposite problem as I have a dynasty team with Ryan McMahon on the roster. My gut tells me that both he and Hampson are primed to kill each other's fantasy values this year in a platoon, though since McMahon never got into a hitting groove when not playing every day last year, Hampson could easily take the full-time job with a decent hitting March/April. I'd give each of them about a 30% chance of being mixed league fantasy useful right now.

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    The great thing about the Rockies is how dependably they use their highly touted rookie hitters.

    (p.s. the Rockies starting second baseman on Opening Day will either be Josh Harrison or Neil Walker.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjl View Post
    The great thing about the Rockies is how dependably they use their highly touted rookie hitters.

    (p.s. the Rockies starting second baseman on Opening Day will either be Josh Harrison or Neil Walker.)
    Neil Walker just signed w the Marlins.

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