CadensDad wrote:D.Lee ahead of A,Jones, Glaus, Thome, Young, Konerko, Delgado? Would you take Lee before those guys? Espically considering how deep 1B is?
Glaus at 42? Behind Chipper Jones? Atkins?
Catchers dont seem to have alot of value either.
I hate to say it but I agree with Funston on these things, maybe A. Jones is close to D. Lee but his rankings reflect that. Your other points a definatly valid though, his treatment of top closers is horrible.
I would kick off Glaus, Chipper, and Matsuzaka to make room for KRod, Nathan, and McCann.
I think the list is actually pretty good. I personally wouldn't take a closer in the top 4 rounds (both because they only give you about 70-80 IP and because I feel that you can generally find guys who are almost as good later in the draft). So I don't personally have any issues with the lack of a closer in the top 50.
I would also rank Hafner higher but to be fair, he's yet to make it to 500 AB in his career. I'm not sure I'd take Sheff, Glaus, Mauer, Chipper or Matsui that high but that's probably more due to personal preference than a real problem with the rankings. I think Funston definitely does a good job keeping proven players on the big board ahead of younger, unproven, hyped-up guys like McCann, Zimmerman, Verlander, Hamels, Weaver, etc.
Yeah, over the years I've learned that Funston is a lot better than the crap we continually give him. Granted, he is off on a few players -- most notably Bobby Abreu -- but who isn't? If everyone agreed with each other what would be the point of playing?
I don't have much of a problem with his big board and would really like to see some of the members here put their game where their mouth is and actually beat Funston in a league (for once).
I would love to play in a league against Funston just because it would be cool to see how I'd do. And there is a rumor that he actually visits the Cafe under an alias... I thought his last BB was pretty good especially since it was out so early. The only thing that really stands out is Soriano 2nd over Arod. I realize you can make a good argument for Soriano based on positional value but if I'm sitting there with pick two I just cant see myself passing on Arod.
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