Yoda wrote:I'd go with Paul Konerko... Does anyone even realize that he has 39 HRs and 97 RBI?
One more HR and he will have back to back 40 HR seasons.
I'll buy the thought train that a guy who puts up 41 and 117 is a good fantasy player, but he's not up there with the bigtime mashers because
1) he's never scored 100 runs
2) this is the first year he's walked 70+ times
3) he's a 150-160 hits player and
4) he's a .275 hitter who's never had an OPS even borderline 0.900 (don't even think about 1.000).
I'll take 40-100 in the mid rounds of my draft, but he's not in the same group as many of the the other 35+ HR sluggers (Manny, Teixy, Pujols, A-Rod, Papi, etc.
[quote:4fef447375="Geek"]The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.[/quote]