HOOTIE wrote:I just took him in round 2, the 14th pick. I would rather have him then Crawford/Soriano/Sizemore.
That's exactly where I like him, I took him at 13 in the H2HWS VA for the same reasons.
I'm going to beat a dead horse, but I had taken Braun with my 12th pick in a 14-team H2HWS. I even passed up on Rollins, who happened to bounce back to me at 17th (Soriano, Ortiz, Vlad, & Sizemore had gone first). It was a gamble, but I think Braun offers the best upside at that part of the draft pool as a 5-cat man, as OPS counts, and the possibility of 15-20 steals on the side. I don't think Braun regresses much, as I believe it's reasonable to believe he'll finish with his final '07 line, but about 40-50 points off the average and a bump up in runs and RBI. The only thing that will regress with him is his prorated production rate, I think.