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Postby upyourstats » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:19 pm

Who do you favor? I"ll give Utley the nod as he is the best 2B by far.
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Postby krodisgreat » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:21 pm

Yea definetly Utley
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Postby LukeW9027 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:31 pm

Here are PECOTA's projections for these two this season.

Cabrera: .318 116 33 108 7

Utley: .288 103 31 98 11

Couple this with the fact that Cabrera is the probably the second best hitter in baseball, I think he's the better choice in this case.

I dont think position scarcity should be a factor in your draft choices until round 6-7
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Postby chadlincoln » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:32 pm

2B is sooooooo shallow that I'd take Utley before Cabrera.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:38 pm

in the 1st rd i always take the better player, not based on position, and looking at stats there is no questio: go with miguel cabrera
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Postby LukeW9027 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:38 pm

chadlincoln wrote:2B is sooooooo shallow that I'd take Utley before Cabrera.


Sure its a shallow position but i would be very satisfied drafting a 2b with huge potential like Weeks, Kendrick, Barfield, or Kinsler in the later rounds in hope of a breakout season. I think position scarcity is overrated.
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Postby Tavish » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:45 pm

I would take Cabrera 10+ spots before I would take Utley.
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Postby ukrneal » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:48 pm

Cabrera without a doubt.
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Postby Mugrila » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:48 pm

Tavish wrote:I would take Cabrera 10+ spots before I would take Utley.


Ditto that.
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Postby bellings » Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:09 pm

LukeW9027 wrote:Here are PECOTA's projections for these two this season.

Cabrera: .318 116 33 108 7

Utley: .288 103 31 98 11

Couple this with the fact that Cabrera is the probably the second best hitter in baseball, I think he's the better choice in this case.

I dont think position scarcity should be a factor in your draft choices until round 6-7


I don't believe those projections for Cabrera. Either his AVE or HR is going to be significantly higher.
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