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Fantasy Baseball: Grant Green or Nick Franklin?

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I am about a day behind in getting the Top Fantasy Shortstop prospect article posted as I went to the Eagles-Giants game on Sunday. With the early departure for tailgating and waiting for traffic to die down before leaving the parking lot, I didn't get a chance to write anything this weekend.

Here is a question I am pondering when looking at the Keeper League shortstop rankings-who would you rather have in long term keeper leagues-Grant Green or Nick Franklin?

Green hit .318-.363-.520 with 20 HRs, 87 RBIs and 9 SBs at High A Stockton in 2010. But, with the power comes alot of strikeouts. Green struck out 117 times and walked only 38 times in 548 at bats last year. His K/BB rate could get worse as he faces more experienced pitching. Plus, one has to ask whether his numbers were padded hitting in the hitter-friendly Cal League.

Franklin hit .283-.354-.486 with 23 HRs, 65 RBIs and 25 SBs with Low A Clinton in the Midwest league in 2010. Like Green, Franklin struck out alot-124 times in 516 at bats, while walking 51 times, and could continue the high whiff rate as he moves up to AA in 2011.

Who would you rather have in long term keeper leagues-Green or Franklin?