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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:30 pm

Ender wrote:yeah but jsut keep in mind ARod has been nowhere near as good as last season in 2 of his previous 3 years, not anywhere within the same range at all. There was a very good reason people didn't universally draft him #1 last year, it wasn't just being foolish. He had hit .290 or lower 2 of the previous 3 years, he had hit 36 or fewer Hr's in 2 of 3 years, he had scored 113 or fewer runs in 2 of 3 years, he had hit 106 and 121 RBI.

Those are still great numbers but they aren't OMG no doubt 1st round pick style numbers. ARod has reached the point where his stats are erratic. He is still the smart pick at #1 but who knows if he'll be the best overall next season.


...Because Pujols was the guy who put up god-like numbers in 2006.
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:35 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:
Ender wrote:yeah but jsut keep in mind ARod has been nowhere near as good as last season in 2 of his previous 3 years, not anywhere within the same range at all. There was a very good reason people didn't universally draft him #1 last year, it wasn't just being foolish. He had hit .290 or lower 2 of the previous 3 years, he had hit 36 or fewer Hr's in 2 of 3 years, he had scored 113 or fewer runs in 2 of 3 years, he had hit 106 and 121 RBI.

Those are still great numbers but they aren't OMG no doubt 1st round pick style numbers. ARod has reached the point where his stats are erratic. He is still the smart pick at #1 but who knows if he'll be the best overall next season.


...Because Pujols was the guy who put up god-like numbers in 2006.

That is certainly true, but there were other players who out-performed A-Rod in 2006 as well; more than I originally thought, too...

Ryan Howard, The Dominican Torpedo, Soriano, Papi, The Captain, Holliday, Utley, Berkman, Dye, Beltran, The Impaler, M-Cab, El Caballo, Atkins, and Crawdaddy are all listed above A-Rod (20th) in Yahoo!'s 2006 season ending rankings. Not that those are flawless, cause Lord knows they're not, but he's not exactly screaming #1 pick, and as I said previously, another 2006-like season would not shock me, based on the seasons he's had following his other 2 MVP campaigns.

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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby Yoda » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:46 pm

It is funny how much people focus on top 10 or top 50 rankings but the league is actually won much later in the draft and the moves you make during the season. If you spent more time worrying about valuable guys later in the draft rather than whether to take Pujols #2 or #8 overall, you would do so much better. :-D
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby Ender » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:48 pm

I obviously meant no doubt #1 draft pick numbers and not no doubt 1st round pick numbers. I'd go back and edit it but multiple people quoted it now~ Of course everyone agreed ARod was a no doubt 1st round pick.
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:58 pm

Yoda wrote:It is funny how much people focus on top 10 or top 50 rankings but the league is actually won much later in the draft and the moves you make during the season. If you spent more time worrying about valuable guys later in the draft rather than whether to take Pujols #2 or #8 overall, you would do so much better. :-D


Or on the waiver wire like last year with Braun. :-b
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby Yoda » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:19 am

Grounded Polo wrote:
Yoda wrote:It is funny how much people focus on top 10 or top 50 rankings but the league is actually won much later in the draft and the moves you make during the season. If you spent more time worrying about valuable guys later in the draft rather than whether to take Pujols #2 or #8 overall, you would do so much better. :-D


Or on the waiver wire like last year with Braun. :-b


I would say that in an active league, your draft probably accounts for less than 50% of the outcome. Most of it depends on the moves you make during the season.
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Re: Why not D.Wright #2?

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:36 am

Yeah, it can be difficult just to get 3 of your top 5 picks relatively correct when many guys like Bay, Wells, and Oswalt falter and maybe a few can try screwing you like Chris Carpenter.
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