There has been a lot of talk about A-Rod falling out of the top 2 stops in redraft leagues. I think that it is pretty clear that he's not even close to a top 2 in keeper leagues. My question is, is he even the top 3B anymore in a keeper league? Do you think that Wright and/or Cabrera have passed him? A-Rod a stud still, top 10 keeper, but I think that Wright and Cabrera have passed him. Thoughts?
Wright is close to passing him, but I don't think Miggy has more value in a keeper -- not yet at least. Either way, I'd be hard pressed not to have A-Rod as the #3 keeper behind Pujols and Johan. There are a lot of guys pushing on A-Rod, but he's still only 31, and he's got a at least three or four 40+ HR, 120+ RBI, 15+ SB seasons ahead of him.
Is there anything fluffier than a cloud? If there is, I don't want to know about it.
there are SO MANY underperforming 1st rounders this year, i think arod is still a top 2 pick. the ONLY possible change in my mind is that he could be a consensus #2 from now on behind pujols, instead of being 1 and 1a with him.
as for a keeper league, i think it's still too soon to say wright or mcab have surpassed arod as the top #3. though it's very possible, mcab might never be more than a 30-35 110-120 .300-.310 type hitter. he's hit 33 the past 2 years. he's having a horrible june and is on pace for less than 33 homers i believe. i think wright is certainly a lock for 30+ 15-20 .290-.320 for many years, but arod's done 45+ 140+ 15+ .300+ before, and it's not like he's too old to get a few more of those years.
Of course, if McCab goes to a better ballpark/lineup, all bets are off.
There's no way that A-Rod should be ranked higher than Johann Santana, who's been a top 10 player in each of the past three years (2004-2006), whereas A-Rod wasn't a top 10 player in 2004 and won't be in 2006.
A-Rod is probably settling into late 1st round/early second round production. 120/35/115/15 numbers. Great numbers, but not a monster like he was in Texas.