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Postby sinicalypse » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:12 pm

i remember my drafts lsat year where i took prior in the third round of all three of my drafts. the little chatrooms were filled with people who ridiculed me "too early" "hahhaha overpaid" "sini ur a MORON"

and yet, 18-6 2.43 era at age 22? jesus H christ that was brilliant.

so my question to you sages this year, is, will prior be a for-sure 1st rounder? i mean, overall, who's a better pitcher than him? pedro? unit? really i think prior's the #1 overall pitcher in fantasy this year and he's going to be a unilateral top 5 pick.

what do you guys think?

oh and if i can take vlad or prior with my 1st round pick, who do i take?
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Postby trevisc » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:13 pm

i'd take and keep Prior.

Vlad or Prior?

oh man...

that's a good question...
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Postby kentx12 » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:13 pm

In most of the mocks I have seen or been a part of this year he has gone from pick 7 to 12.
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Postby Dude86 » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:13 pm

Prior should be a first round lock in any league. And I would take Prior over Vlad because I'm still not convinced that Vlad's back is completely healthy.
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Re: prior... a lock for a first rounder?

Postby Erboes » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:15 pm

sinicalypse wrote:i remember my drafts lsat year where i took prior in the third round of all three of my drafts. the little chatrooms were filled with people who ridiculed me "too early" "hahhaha overpaid" "sini ur a MORON"

and yet, 18-6 2.43 era at age 22? jesus H christ that was brilliant.

so my question to you sages this year, is, will prior be a for-sure 1st rounder? i mean, overall, who's a better pitcher than him? pedro? unit? really i think prior's the #1 overall pitcher in fantasy this year and he's going to be a unilateral top 5 pick.

what do you guys think?

oh and if i can take vlad or prior with my 1st round pick, who do i take?


I wouldn't fault anyone for taking him as high as second. Only Johnson is capable of pitching better than him now if Prior continues at this level.
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Postby sinicalypse » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:15 pm

vlad had some monumental 500 foot homeruns last seasonw hen he returned, i remember one off of randy johnson. damn i wish i would have taped baseball tonight for those.

i dont think his back is going to be an issue. he was tearing it up vladstyle when he got back, and i dont think the back is going to be an issue at all.

tho i hope everyone thinks it is, because i will gladly roll the dice and play balls out with vlad if i can land him in late round 1 or round 2.
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Postby james2266 » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:18 pm

I'm with you there. Prior is top five in my books. Now Vlad vs. Prior for 1st overall? or are you asking just in the 1st round? I wouldn't take either 1st overall. that would be Pujols or more likely A-Rod. I would not let Prior out of the top 5 though. I might even take him #3 overall. I like Vlad but that bad back scares me a little still and he wasn't running when he came back either which makes him alot less valueable in my books. So my top 5... 1. A-Rod 2. Pujols, 3. Prior, 4. Soriano, 5. Vlad or maybe even Beltran. I'm assuming this is a 5X5 league or standard H2H as well.
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Postby Guest » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:45 pm

the only way a pitcher makes my top 5 overall is when he is striking out 300+ guys a year like the unit is "was" capable of doing. Prior is going to put up some real nice numbers but he isn't going to strike out 300 batters. I bet its more like 270, which is nice don't get me wrong but not top 5 overall. I mean he could get screwed on run support like Pedro the last couple of years and only come away with 15 wins. He's a first round pick but not a top 5 overall pick!

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Postby jonnyblack » Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:40 am

james2266 wrote:.. 1. A-Rod 2. Pujols, 3. Prior, 4. Soriano, 5. Vlad or maybe even Beltran.


This is close to what I have been thinking in the last week or so. With Soriano's possible line-up issues, and Vlads back, and perceived steal decrease.

In No particular order, I'll have Helton in there A-Rod, Pujols, and with Prior in the top five. That leaves on space (in the top five) for guys like Vlad, Soriano, Beltran, etc. I just can't decide whether to put prior BEFORE these guys, after them, or in-between them.
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Postby Pedantic » Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:48 am

I wouldn't take Prior before A-Rod, Pujols, Soriano, or Vlad. Maybe not even Beltran.
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