Big Pimpin wrote:That's kind of like saying that Brady Clark and Jeromy Burnitz are both better than Beltran because their numbers right now are better. You're looking at a very small sample size. No knock on Cantu, but there's no way to prove he's better than Blalock at this point.
Wrong, it isn't. Cantu is younger and having a better season. Beltran is younger than both Clark and Burnitz. By the way, Burnitz has a higher career ops than Beltran. Beltran was/is one of the more overrated players in baseball and is currently getting overpaid. Anyway, I am not prepared to go out on a limb and say Cantu is better than Blalock, but he's younger, doesn't play in as much of a hitter's park, and is better so far this season. As far as fantasy value goes, this season, he's obviously been better based on his 2b eligibility. Not only are Cantu owners getting more value out of him than Blalock owners are getting out of Blalock, but they are also probably getting it from a free agent pickup or at worst a very late round draft. 2005 scoring for Cantu v. Blalock goes like this right now: Cantu 1, Blalock zero.