Matthias wrote:That ignores a couple of things.
(1) In innings with IP limits, he'll give you 1/6 or so of your innings: hitters will, at best, give you 1/10. So even if you weight their value for being in 25% more categories, he still has a greater influence: 1/6 vs. 1/8 (1/10 * 5/4).
(2) There are very few hitters who will really help all 5 categories. Most are 4, at best.
(3) The amount that he surpasses other pitchers, if he does have the type of year the OP is expecting, will far outsurpass the contribution of even the best hitter. It's not only how many categories you're helping, but also how much.
Personally, I think he should go in the top 3 in mixed leagues.
Good points. I'm mostly talking about him going first. Arod is a 5-cat player and is heads above the rest in terms of RBI, R, HR and is solid in AVG and SB.
Edit: I just looked at OP's predictions. Yeah, that's definitely top 1-2 material IF he achieves that.