SCARPARIELLI wrote:Well, I just took him @2.11 in our Mock(keeper) Draft, and I'll tell you why. UPSIDE. To me, his top end is undeniably studly. Do I think that he's gonna push 40/40 again? Probably not. But this line: .280 125runs 25hr 40sb 90Rbi is well within reach and that would make him a top 10 hitter. That line also looks a lot like what people are thinking Crawford MIGHT be able to do when he grows up. The difference in my eyes? Beltran has actually already done this a few times, on teams that were considerably weaker than the New New York Mets(oh yeah and he's 28, not 30 something). I'll take that opportunity with the 23rd pick every chance I get.
To me, I think there are too many surer bets at 2.11 to take Beltran. He MAY go 30-30. But those numbers he acheived prior to 05 were under totally different circumstances, environment, etc.
I've seen too many potential superstar players come to NY and not perform. I can't imagine I will be drafting Beltran unless he falls to like the 4th or 5th round which ain't happening.
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