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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:20 pm

The current poll has him leading with 40+% of the vote and A-Rod with 30%. I'm a huge Cards fan and Pujols is awesome but I don't see why would anyone take him over A-Rod.
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Postby LCBOY » Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:24 pm

I'd still take Arod or Vlad #1.
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Postby quickfingerz » Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:00 pm

Vlad? Sorry with him not stealing bases anymore.. I wouldn't touch him in the first round.

I think it's still pretty much a toss up between Soriano, Pujols and A-Rod.

Soriano batting .275 w/ 30HR & 30SB is still deserving of top-5 honors.
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Postby blankman » Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:09 pm

I'd still take A-Rod because of his position- SS.

Pujols loses value as an OF, but he'd be my 2nd pick.
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Postby pkarr5000 » Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:21 pm

first in my books
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Postby jdh » Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:34 pm

Pujols will be 1B/OF eligible next year, but even so, I still would take him first overall. His age, upside, and the offense he's in means he could easily have an even better year next year. Even with positional scarcity, I don't buy that you really need a SS in the first round. Even if you don't get ARod, Tejada, Nomar and Jeter will still be there, and Renteria, Furcal and Berroa have all emerged as solid starters too.

Vlad would be a late 1st round pick, because he isn't necessarily stealing, and there's some questions about his back, but he is a free agent, and if he goes to a more favorable lineup, his production could explode. Even if he isn't stealing, a .330-45-130 year is very first round material and very reachable for Vlad if he stays healthy.
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Postby demoflauchy » Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:34 pm

I'd take ARod first. More of a proven contender year in and year out.
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Postby Grenade Teeth » Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:37 pm

ARod is the safest top pick and that means a lot to me. You cannot waste your 1st round pick (anyone who drafted Vlad or Unit this year were put in a deep hole)... Pujols at OF or 1B doesn't measure up, with 3B it would make me think more. Soriano and Vlad have questions. Unit, Schilling and Pedro shouldn't be #1's anymore. Prior should be a first rounder, but not top 3.
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Postby jdh » Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:41 pm

I disagree, because you can probably get Pujols in round one, and then Tejada, Renteria or Jeter in round 2, still getting great production out of your SS. 2B and C are the only positions to lack more than a couple viable elite options anymore, and there's no 2B or C you'd want to consider in the top 5. SS is actually now a decently deep position.
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Postby guest » Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:42 pm

I would take ARod first, and Pujols second.
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