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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:54 pm

Who do you like this year?

Soriano is a great option, since he went 40/40 in RFK, which is a pitcher's park.

Beltran had a great year last year, and I think I heard somewhere he will be running more this year.

Comments are appreciated.
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Postby Yanks Fan 07 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:17 pm

In my opinion Soriano is the better option. In 2006 Soriano's hitting topped Beltran in each category.
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Postby tluchak » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:28 pm

C-Belt WANTS to run more. So does Adam Dunn and every other guy. I predicted a big year from Beltran last year based on his career stats - Up and Down to some degree every year - check it out. Watch for his power numbers to dip slightly. His average (other than his career year) is 270ish and he will be right at that. He is being over-rated in most rankings I see. The Mets cant run him with all that meat behind him and Reyes on base in front of him. I would take Berkman or Bay over him becuase of consistency. More so with Berkman. I look for Sori to have 10-20 more SBs and 10-15 more Hrs and about the same average and runs. I would pay 35 for Sori and 30 for C-Belt in a standard. Id take Sori - 5-7 picks ahead of C-Belt.
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Postby chadxor » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:37 pm

I'd go with Soriano. The numbers are just flat out better, and he's proven to be more durable during that span.

The interesting question is, does the .270 average bother you from your second overall pick?
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Postby NikkiSixx » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:13 pm

I actually have Beltran over Soriano this year. Maybe if Soriano still had 2B eligibility I would have him higher. I just have more confidence in Beltran this season.
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Postby eftda » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:31 pm

chadxor wrote:I'd go with Soriano. The numbers are just flat out better, and he's proven to be more durable during that span.

The interesting question is, does the .270 average bother you from your second overall pick?


He is still a 4 cat guy. ;-D
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:32 pm

NikkiSixx wrote:I actually have Beltran over Soriano this year. Maybe if Soriano still had 2B eligibility I would have him higher. I just have more confidence in Beltran this season.


I had that at first, but lately I've been having a change of heart, which is why I started this thread.
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Postby eftda » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:33 pm

Sori had a higher BA and more SB's than Beltran in 06.
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Postby chadlincoln » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:54 am

I like Soriano this year better. Balls fly out of Wrigley.
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Re: Beltran vs. Soriano

Postby Ender » Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:26 am

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Who do you like this year?

Soriano is a great option, since he went 40/40 in RFK, which is a pitcher's park.

Beltran had a great year last year, and I think I heard somewhere he will be running more this year.

Comments are appreciated.


RFK is not a pitchers park to right handed pull batters which is what Soriano is.

http://www.hittrackeronline.com/detail. ... ype=hitter

You'll notice most of his HR's were pulled to left field with a few to left center and very few to the right.


As for him hitting more HR's in Wrigley thats really up for debate. Wrigley is the easiest park in baseball to hit a HR in when wind is blowing out and one of the hardest when its blowing in. It makes it harder to predict than most.
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