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Poll: Which T. Gwynn was BEST 87 or 97?


Poll: Which T. Gwynn was BEST 87 or 97?

This is a poll question that is put there to gauge the possibility that Guy may consider to change when the data stats for All Time Greats puts up Tony Gwynn. The Speed value would move from 9 to 8. All other factor numbers, I defer to Guy and the other number crunchers. Thanks.

Re: Poll: Which T. Gwynn was BEST 87 or

When given the choice in fav teams leagues I've gone for 87 version. 97 has awful dwar and most people are avoiding that unless they put him at DH. 97 also doesnt have 8 speed so maybe that wasnt the year you meant. 94 is another popular one, higher OPS but also lacking speed and defense.

Re: Poll: Which T. Gwynn was BEST 87 or

I avoid people with bad defense unless they are DH, so I use '87

Re: Re: Poll: Which T. Gwynn was BEST 8

None of the above - no matter what year you use he pretty much sucks. I draft him sometimes as a PH/PR for the bench. His numbers are always underwhelming.

- The Sheik

Re: Poll: Which T. Gwynn was BEST 8

At least in ATG, I think nearly 100% of the players are disappointments in various seasons. I sometimes will have Gwynn as my 3rd OF but he usually would be on my bench. I vaguely recall some seasons where he got on base a lot, stole some bases and was not a defensive liability. I doubt he was ever the different between playoffs and not though.

There are many higher ranked players that are also disappointing most of the time though.

Re: Poll: Which T. Gwynn was BEST 8

Gwynn is the prototype of an underperforming hitter in ATG. I find that guys who gets most of their OBP and SLG from singles do terrible in deep player pools. The 9 speed can help a bit, but not enough to make it worth using a prime power slot (corner OF or DH) on a singles hitter.

Re: Re: Poll: Which T. Gwynn was BEST 8

Sure, but I’d rather use John McGraw or Joe Morgan. Guys like that can also surprise bunt often and hit .275, but they will walk
A bunch and end up with a .360+ OBP and steal 90+
bases. If not a McGraw, Morgan, Rickey Henderson type, then I’d prefer to have a high walk/high fire guy hit at the top of the order.

Cobb is an exception to high avg low walk guys because he’s a 10 speed with .400+ avg

But, I’ve had bad luck with Gwynn. When I hit him leadoff and bunt often, he hits .250 with a .300 obp. And even guys like Speaker and Lajoie are disappointing to me unless I get them later in the draft (daily)