I havent really agreed with many of the rankings around right now.....i think the ones i agree with closest would be the MLB.com ones. They have giles at 4. Whether he steps up one or two places in my opinion is neglegible - the top 4 are all quality with a not bad number 5. Just like the SS's i guess...
RynMan wrote:i like giles.....i just cant go past his numbers, looking at his first full season. How good could this guy do next year? Neither Kent or Boone had numbers this good during their first full seasons.
i have him 5th, being soriano, boone, kent and michael young. young produces across all 5 cats and has A-Rod, Blalock and Tex hitting behind him. he is going to see a ton of fastballs and will produce great numbers in that launching pad they call a stadium. that being said, giles is still my solid # 5. if he hadnt lost javy and shef id be a little higher on him.
esm wrote:Without Sheffield and a 2003 Javy Lopez I might hesitate a bit in jumping after Marcus Giles, but I'd be happy with him if obtained in a reasonable round.
This is what I don't understand. Sure Sheff is an awesome hitter..but Giles will still have The Jones's protecting him. I don't think pitchers will pitch around him to get to them any more than they would Sheff and Lopez