Pogotheostrich wrote:I'm one of the few who would take Soriano over Pujols. To me the only major differences are SB and AVG. Soriano with 30+ more SB and Pujols with 40 pts AVG. Add to that Soriano is eligible at 2B, I'll take him #2 overall.
Only 40 points AVG? If I'm not mistaken Pujols hit .359 last year and Soriano .290, essentially 70 pts different. Now I'll take those 50-70 points AVG (conservatively speaking with the 50) and 20-40 RBI over Soriano's 30-40 SB.
Personally, I rank them Pujols, Soriano, Arod. Positions notwithstanding, Pujols outperforms the other two in everything but stolen bases. Soriano's average will be close enough to Arod's that his stolen bases will make a difference, but 40 sb's still won't push him past Pujols. YMMV. Soriano's new park may allow him to outhomer Arod, too.
Just being little facetious! But on other hand having been doing this for awhile (whenever CDMs second year was 190-92 I believe)
It often pays not to get caught up in hype of others and dig deep yourself.