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Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby cannonarm21 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:25 pm

I have yet to see a mock draft where Wright goes #2. Why not? A young 3B on a good team coming off a 30/30 season, hitting .325. If I drafted #2 (which I don't) that is who I would take.
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby Snakes Gould » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:35 pm

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with pujols's stock dropping, i think its 50/50 between wright and hanley. i think 3b is extremely weak, considering the top 6 guys go in the top 4 rounds, and then its essentially a guessing game after that.
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby abrage22 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:41 pm

he's prabably who i would take 2nd! he's a great 5x5 hitter, and is a way safer pick than alot of other 1st rounders
-Pujols, his shoulder worrys me (i think its his shoulder :-L)
-HanRAM- also injurie concerns and in a bad lineup, which to me doesn't seem like it would make a huge difference but it seems to other people it does :P.
-Reyes, i don't want to waste a 1st round pick on someone who will just get me a bunch of steals and mediocre stats with the other cats.
- everyone else just doesn't seem worthy of the 2nd pick
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby Snakes Gould » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:45 pm

abrage22 wrote:he's prabably who i would take 2nd! he's a great 5x5 hitter, and is a way safer pick than alot of other 1st rounders
-HanRAM- also injurie concerns and in a bad lineup, which to me doesn't seem like it would make a huge difference but it seems to other people it does :P.


the thinking is that the other players surrounding him either

a) wont be on base alot, thus lowering his rbi production
b) wont be good enough to hit him in as often as m-cab, thus lowering his run production

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c) wont scare pitchers enough to pitch to him

i dont think their lineup is as bad as many others, but thats the thinking behind it.
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby Ender » Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:12 am

I think the lineup upgrades itself enough with other younger players that the loss of Cabrera isn't going to be a huge difference, it will be a difference but not some huge game breaking difference. However I don't like the shoulder problems at all.
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby Yoda » Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:25 am

Wright at #2 would be just fine. I'll still take Pujols until his arm falls off.
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:20 am

Snakes Gould wrote:viewtopic.php?t=319663


with pujols's stock dropping, i think its 50/50 between wright and hanley. i think 3b is extremely weak, considering the top 6 guys go in the top 4 rounds, and then its essentially a guessing game after that.


Yeah, as Snakes' link shows here, I picked him with my second pick. Only regret is that I didn't have 3rd position in the draft or so, because I think most people will take Hanley instead so might as well jump a spot.

That said, 30/30 or 35/35 with a .320 average is absolutely 2nd pick material. Put him in your 3B spot and forget it! I was able to go Wright / Berkman / Phillips (dynasty). Would prefer something like Wright / Lee / Berkman or Wright / Teix / Berkman, but ah well.
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby bobbing_headz » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:58 am

I also agree that he definitely warrants consideration at #2. Like Snakes mentioned 3b is a really shallow position this year (seemingly) with the top 5 or 6 guys going in the first two rounds and a huge drop off from there. Although, with MCab moving to Detroit I see definite potential that he has a better season than Wright with the Tigers having one of the most stacked lineups I've ever seen.
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby Az480Trojan » Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:28 pm

I have Wright at #2 on my board. That's why I'm hoping I can get maybe the 4th pick, see if can grab him there.
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby AEMRICH » Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:04 pm

after reading some arguments i would have no problem taking Wright at #2. I think a lot of people are going to jump all over HanRam after his year last year, but i think that losing M-Cab is going to kill some of his numbers. Without many other solid bats around him i wouldn't be surprised if he hits 3rd or 4th meaning an increase in RBI's but a decrease in SB's and R's. I do think that Reyes has a better year than last year but i would rather have Rollins who will be had towards the end of the 1st. Wright at 2 makes sense
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