BronXBombers51 wrote:Agreed...some of you are taking this way too far.
I don't think so. Probably the closest comparable player to Soriano is Mike Cameron, in some of his better years. Soriano's going to hit under .260, for sure. He'll be in the 25-35 range for HRs and SBs. He'll be in the 80-90 range for R and RBIs, maybe a little lower or higher depending on where he bats.
Last year, his dollar value was about $25-30, depending on your league setup. I've been playing with some dollar value calculators, knocking 10-30 points off his BA, 3-7 HRs, and 10-15 Runs and RBIs. His dollar value under those assumptions is more in the $15-20 range.
Based on 2005 stats, that puts Utley, Roberts, Kent and Cantu all with better than a 50/50 chance of having higher value. Giles is close.