moose32 wrote:i'm on the fence about markakis. his stats are impressive, but it took him a lot of abs to get there. i think he'll go too high for my taste.
I drafted Markakis last year after owning him (and his great second half) in 2006. For some reason I found him annoying to own - it seemed I could never justify putting him in over my other OF guys. He never seemed like a better bet to get me HRs or steals as compared to my other 2nd and 3rd OF (Granderson, Hawpe, Abreu, etc.), so he just sat on my bench almost all year. Can't argue with the overall numbers, or very nice second halves, however. Maybe I'll let someone else draft him and then try to buy low on him mid-season.