Ok, even with a +10 in runs, rbi, and home runs, my question is still whether the true difference between Giles and Beltran's real fantasy value is even close to the large difference in perceived value. I took Beltran as a #3 or #4 pick overall in most leagues, but Giles usually falls to round 8-10. Do the few extra runs and rbis really warrant this difference?
yah, i do think 10+ runs and the 10+ rbi and 10+ will make a difference. it may not seem like a lot, but thats what separates 1st round guys from later round guys(althouhg 10th round is quite late to compare them). i do understand your point of beltran and giles with giles being able to produce good numbers from a low draft position.
yes, the steals are rather important when discussing beltran becasue without them, he would just be another so called "giles" or andruw jones. those 35 steals he gets could add 4, 5 points to a teams overall score in a rotoisserie league, briding the gap between coming in the money and just missing the money.
potential also plays a part. i, personally, expected a bigger season from beltran. he's young and learning. giles on the other hand, is on the downtunr of his career and the probability of a creer year is more unlikely.