Well, unlike most SB guys who will steal 45-50, he can hit 20 HRs, drive in a decent amount of RBIs. and hit for the average too. He won't kill you in the power categories like most of the other SB guys.
Speed seems to be more valued in Roto leagues and I think that helps drive up the value of guys like Crawford. I like H2H over Roto and don't value speed over power. I dont' think second round is a bad spot for Crawford though it would depend on who was selected in round one. Hey, I dont even get the whole Reyes in the top five of the draft.
Because he is still young and can still help you out in 5 categories. I really feel like there is going to be a year (hopefully in the next couple), where he really puts it all together and has that insane year his owners have been hoping though. Even if he doesn't though, he still is a great guy to have because, like I said, he can help you out in just about every offensive category.
SB are much more valuable in Roto than H2H, that is probably the biggest difference. Crawford doesn't kill you in RBI like some speed guys, he gives a strong AVG which is a plus. His R's are decent and he'll most likely throw in 15-18 HR's if his wrist is healthy.
Beltran might give you more HR's but his average is a killer and his SB+HR will probably be lower than crawfords.
I wouldn't take him over Fielder but I can see the arguement for taking him over Beltran. Beltran will have 10-20 more HR and 30 more RBI. Crawford will have 20-30 more SB and 25 points in BA on Beltran.
Crawford is extremely valuable in the most scarce offensive category (steals), very valuable in 2 other categories (runs and BA), and won't hurt you in the other 2 power categories. Plus, until last year when he was fighting some injuries, he had improved in HRs every year of his career - assuming he's healthy, he should get to 20+ HRs. He mostly hits in the 3rd spot in the lineup, which is a prime RBI spot in a good TB lineup. And he's only 26... so there's no reason to think he's peaked.
Crawford's value is tied up in two key stats: HRs and Steals. If he hits 20 HRs and steals 50 bags, he's well worth a 1st rounder. If he fails to meet either of those numbers, he's worth a mid-late second rounder. I personally think he will hit both of those numbers, so I'll hopefully be taking him at #12 or #13 in my draft.
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