Gardner or Crawford in OF?

Soxfanintx69Soxfanintx69 New MemberRegistered Users 24 Posts
Hey all,

I just picked up Gardner in a draft and the game automatically placed him in LF to replace Crawford. I'm not sure if I should leave him in or put Crawford back. Here's the info:

Gardner (6 - 5 - 8)
Through only 12 games:
.244 BA
45 AB/HR
1.3 steals per game

Crawford (7 - 3 - 9)
3386 games:
.281 BA
94.3 AB/HR
1.46 steals per game

I know it's a small sample size for Gardner, but it looks like he has a little more pop in his bat. But it is only 1 home run in 45 AB's I'm going by when I say that.

So what do u think? Who would u use in your line up?

Comments

  • DolemiteDolemite New Member Registered Users, Member 30 Posts
    I would go Crawford. Higher average, better stealing rate. The HR's won't be significant enough to make up for it.
    Also most pitcher you face are RHP, Crawford has the lefty hitter bonus.
  • BommbsOverBaghdadBommbsOverBaghdad Experienced Member Registered Users 163 Posts
    i agree with Dolemite. the 5 power rating is going to be a significant enough difference. plus the fact that Crawford is a lefty makes it a done deal for me. Gardner would be a decent bench player if you need a quick pinch runner late in the game though.
  • Soxfanintx69Soxfanintx69 New Member Registered Users 24 Posts
    Excellent advice as usual guys. Many thanks
  • Tony167Tony167 Experienced Member Registered Users 392 Posts
    Gardner is a lefty too..I don't think you can go wrong with either guy
  • BommbsOverBaghdadBommbsOverBaghdad Experienced Member Registered Users 163 Posts
    Tony167 wrote: »
    Gardner is a lefty too..I don't think you can go wrong with either guy

    whoa. coulda sworn he was a righty lol... i'd still go Crawford 9 times out of 10 i think. just seems like he has more upside to him. though i guess i should say if you're lacking in the power department then Gardner would be a bit better. but for me it's kinda like if Player A is better in the speed and hit categories, unless Player B's power is an 8 or 9, then i'd choose Player A (ie Crawford over Gardner). 5 power is just too average for me. but tbh, i don't think this is one of those decisions that'll make a huge difference. luck is always a factor in this game. both will be good pinch hitters/runners if you need them. just pick one and be done with it.
  • DolemiteDolemite New Member Registered Users, Member 30 Posts
    Tony167 is right. After I posted that I was driving home thinking "Gardner is also a lefty... oh well"
    But still standing firm on Crawford. Keep Gardner as a pinch runner. Excellent advice
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