bigh0rt wrote:For the same reasons that inevitably in every draft, mock or otherwise, I participate in, Derek Jeter flies off the board no less than a round and a half before I could even consider taking him. Bo Sox fans are slobbering over him, because he's a band aid on the wound that is Damon playing for the Evil Empire. I expect a small spike in his numbers this year, but nothing that warrants some of the prices I've seen paid in auction, or the rounds I've seen him being drafted in. He's a guy I'm passing on, for that reason alone. There's players head and shoulders above him still on the board when he's being taken.
I agree that the spike in his HR and BA may be small, but in terms of R/RBI (well, only runs, really), I would think that hitting at the top of Boston's lineup for an entire year with an OBP around .350 should yield a lot more than the 86 runs he had last year.
But even though I would have expected that what you said about his draft position to be true, I'm actually finding that he's being drafted LOWER than where I consider his value to be. I've seen him going around pick 120 overall or later. Considering that's about where his value was last year, I think that getting him at that spot is pretty good value if you assume he'll improve from last year's numbers.