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Postby RAmst23 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:11 pm

Pujols has been a monster since he came into the major leagues. He's about the safest pick you can have, and he should go #1. Soriano will be a strong 1st round pick next year, as long as he's actually learned to walk more and have better discipline (though I guess it's not that much better, still has a ton of K's).

It's nice that Soriano is stealing bases, but with a 72% success rate, he's not helping the team too much. I know that doesn't matter for every league, but some keep track of CSs as well. Interestingly, Soriano stole 30 last year and was thrown out only twice.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:20 pm

04 scares me but I think he is one of the more stable 30-30 guys in MLB.

I'm still taking Pujols #1 but Soriano will be right up there again. I still do not understand why he has such a bad rap.
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Postby Geek » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:21 pm

It's nice to see that there's some debate over the overall #1 pick next year. Heck, things should be a LOT more unpredictable in most drafts.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:22 pm

I think if he's signed to play 2B, then you have to give him a very serious look at #1. If not then I say he's a very solid #2 or #3. The biggest knock on him is that his SB% isn't very good, but I don't think I've ever played in a league (outside of one points league) that had any kind of penalty for CS.

As for Arod I think you still have to look at him in the upper half of the first round. His upside gives him the ability to be worthy of the #1 pick. I know i'll gladly spend my #3 or #4 on him
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Postby jdsun1 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:18 am

If he can play 2B then hes a number 1 without a doubt. He's just way too valuable at that position eligibilty.
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