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|2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Describe for me the market for Jeff Keppinger. He's blocking pieces of the future. My hope is that he can prove the start to last season was an aberration, and Rick Hahn can flip him for prospects to some team in need of infield versatility. The Yankees come to mind. Thanks.|
(GrinnellSteve from Grinnell)
|My guess is plenty of teams would be interested in Keppinger. He's got some versatility on the defensive end, great bat-to-ball skills, and a history of hitting left-handed pitching. If he shows last year was an aberration then I'm sure the Yankees and others would have interest. I don't know if he'd bring a ton back, but at his finest he's a capable bench/platoon player. (R.J. Anderson)|
|2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How much of what Didi Gregorious is doing sticks going forward?|
(wobbly from NYC, NY)
|He makes a ton of contact, which will always keep him away from the extremes, so I consider this an absolute ceiling. The BABIP of .364 is unsustainable. But I think seasons like Jeff Keppinger's 2013 are exceptions for contact hitters, and he'll never really crater either.
So I guess the answer is most of the skill set, the occasional power but not this much production over any long-term period. (Zachary Levine)
|2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)||How worried should we be about Jason Kipnis? Other waiver wire or buy low 2B to target if he is seriously injured?|
(RC from PDX)
|See! You could probably get Jeff Keppinger for a song right now, and he should turn it around. Also, I'd be buying low on Dustin Ackley if you could. His owner is probably super frustrated with him right about now. (Bret Sayre)|
|2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Who are some sleeper or late round 2Bs you like this season?|
(Thad from Peoria)
|2B has just about no upside late in drafts, so they're all boring options like Jeff Keppinger and Daniel Murphy. Grab one before the bottom falls out of the position. (Bret Sayre)|
|2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Jason! In a very deep roto league and only really need to fill my third base position with a low end guy. Any recommendations on who could just hold down the fort there and provide some kind of positive value? Thoughts on a chisehall? Michael Young bounce back? Something else?|
(John from NY)
|Jeff Keppinger - qualifies at 3B as well as other positions and moves to a park where he can hit for more homers while likely losing a bit of average. I've been able to take him 2x in the reserve rounds of expert mock drafts. (Jason Collette)|
|2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Is there any chance San Francisco looks to Jeff Keppinger to fill the hole at 2B if they are unable to re-sign Marco Scutaro?|
(CoachFish35 from SoCal)
|A lot of Marco Scutaro- and Jeff Keppinger-related questions in the queue, so I'll kill all of those birds with CoachFish35's stone. As I said earlier in the chat, I think the Giants will end up re-signing Scutaro, but I'm not sure about Keppinger as a fallback. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported earlier this morning that the Yankees are in hot pursuit of Keppinger, and I think he fits better in a platoon/utility role than as an everyday second baseman.
One name to keep an eye on as an alternative for the Giants is Hiroyuki Nakajima. The SF Chronicle' John Shea tweeted yesterday that the Giants are in contact with his representatives in case Scutaro heads elsewhere: https://twitter.com/JohnSheaHey/status/275761688098271232. (Daniel Rathman)
|2012-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)||What available players make sense to help fill the Cardinals' middle infield need?|
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
|It is a shallow free agent class up the middle, but I could see the Cards signing someone like Jeff Keppinger for his bat at 2B, or if they are leaning on a glove, then perhaps they will give Jason Bartlett a shot (though that would compound the injury concerns with him + Furcal). Given the lack of options they could decide to pursue a trade, or Skip Schumaker might be in line for a lot of AB's in 2013.
On the jukebox: Rancid, "Salvation" (Doug Thorburn)
|2012-09-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)||Any explanation on why Rays always to get hits on pick-ups and trades that don't seem great/good at on-set and turn into gems in long-run? Fernando Rodney and Jeff Keppinger are doing quite well in unexpected roles for them. It seems Rays always find gold in what now should be called "The Yearly Rays Reliever Reclamation Project"(Al Reyes, Juan Cruz, Joaquin Benoit, Rafael Soriano, Kyle Farnsworth, Fernando Rodney)|
(jlarsen from chicago)
|I think some of it is just great big-league scouting and statistical analysis, but a lot of it is trial and error, too. The Rays are set up in such a way that they HAVE to sign a bunch of those guys, and while a lot of them will work because the Rays are good at what they do, a lot will fail because they're inherently gambles. They haven't had a lot of luck with veteran catchers the last couple years, and there was that whole Pat Burrell thing. (Bill Parker)|
|2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Name a handful of current bench players you see carving out a role and producing fantasy worthy numbers?|
(Ridin'thepine from Splintersville)
|Obviously things would have to break right for each of these guys, but here goes: Jeff Keppinger, Kosuke Fukudome, Brent Lillibridge, Tyler Flowers, Johnny Giavotella, Dave Ross, Juan Francisco, Tyler Moore, Adrian Cardenas, Chris Snyder, Allen Craig, Wilin Rosario, Nate Schierholtz (Derek Carty)|
|2011-07-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)||I guess I meant "openly gay." Do you think a utility player, a Jeff Keppinger type, would be appreciated? What level of MLB player do you think Joe Fan would just be, "Screw it, I don't care if he's gay, he's awesome at baseball"? Color me pessimistic, I honestly think that he'd have to be a star level player before he'd be accepted by most fans. |
(Brendan from Chicago)
|I think you are missing the biggest factor in the discussion, which is what city he plays in. Let's face it, whether we like it or not, there are some towns that would deal with it MUCH better than others. (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2011-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Recognizing that the Pirates' record most likely overstates their true talent level, what do you do before July 31 if you're Neal Huntington? It's not every year (or 18) that a team finds itself only a game and a half out of first at the midway point.|
(John from Pittsburgh)
|Man, I wouldn't want to be in his shoes, because making the playoffs, even to wipe out in the first round, would be a big deal for the legitimacy of this franchise. They could use a bat anywhere in the infield, obviously. The problem is that if you spend out of your pile of prospects, you're taking away from the thing that's allowing you to grow in the first place. If I could get someone like Jeff Keppinger cheaply maybe I'd do something like that, but trading for Superman, whoever that is, is probably out of the question, (Steven Goldman)|
|2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Steven, big fan of your YES work, despite being a Mets fan.
Jeff Keppinger is starting at short and batting second for the Reds today, while the Mets just released Ruben Gotay. This makes me sad. Has Willie Randolph inherited Torre's taste in lumpy bench-help, and isn't this a supernally bad idea in the NL?
Also: Hrghle. Edwar Ramirez? Blix? Hee hee hee hee.
(rtkimmerle from NJ)
|Thank you for coming aboard despite your Mets-ness. I actually enjoy following the Mets too. No doubt sports talk radio hosts would call me a fraud for not hating the Mets as much as I like the Yankees, but I'm a baseball fan who enjoys the sport whatever the color of the uniforms, not an unthinking bigot. Anyway, I thought the Mets acted precipitously on Gotay, but I also accept that Gotay was over his head last year and that with pitcher-constricted rosters ("pitcher-creep?") you need your U-INF to be able to sub at short. What was odd about it was that Luis Castillo is in such poor shape.
...As I said of Scott Patterson, Edwar will get his chance down the line. I'm still trying to get a handle on how Girardi will handle his bullpen. That will give us a clue as to when... Blix! (Steven Goldman)
|2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)||Call me crazy, but I am still not sold on Gordon Beckham. What flaws do you see in his game?|
(Harry from Miami)
|Well part of the start to his season is that he's in the zone, and I think it's fair to stop and try and evaluate Beckham without considering the 13 home runs. The most significant flaw in his game is that I don't think he's a shortstop ... then again, Dave Perno compared him defensively to Jeff Keppinger to me. Offensively, we'll have to watch his strikeouts as he gets up the ladder a bit, as I think he probably reaches triple digits in the Major Leagues. But his power, for a 2B profile guy, is pretty unbelievable. (Bryan Smith)|
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