davidmarver wrote:Vetterstrom wrote:The idea of Kent/Young going ahead of Cab is laughable. I don't see why people are so hesitant to put him in the first round class. He's a good bet for 40/120 with at least a .300 avg and 100 runs. That's not too much different from Ortiz and Manny. And unlike those 2, he'll only be 23 next season, so there's still a great deal of room for improvement. Couple that with the possibility of gaining 3B eligibility, you have a player that should be an easy 1st rd selection.
I wouldn't personally draft Kent, Young, Soriano, or Tejada in front of MCab, but I'm saying that there are managers who will sacrifice production to have the best at a particular position. When drafting you don't strictly draft based on where you think a player should go, but in relation to where he will go based upon your league's managers. Someone will take Soriano early on and I think that should contribute to where you would draft M. Cab. He may be the 7th best player but that doesn't necessarily mean you draft him 7th if you have that pick.
I know. I wasn't saying that you're stupid for saying you would be drafting those two there, rather I'm saying that the notion or thought of those two going over him is laugable. While I agree he is probably the 7th best player available, I see no reason he should slip past the 12th pick. No way should the likes of Crawford, Young, Kent, or Pierre be taken ahead of him.