stumpak wrote:While I won't dispute that Drew is the Fred Taylor of baseball, he is still a far better option than Mondesi. I can't imagine a league so deep that Mondesi will wind up on someone's team.
He'll definitely be on someone's team in our league. Yes he's a bad guy, and has never lived up to his toolsy hype, but he'll get to bat cleanup on a major league team (well...sorta) and has power, and usually likes to pad his SB's a bit.
I look for Reggie Sander-ish numbers (from last year) out of Mondesi. 30 HR and 20 SB's are attainable w/ any luck, but you'd be surprised to get 20 HR and 60 RBI from Drew.
I know that in ESPN drafts, Drew is going 50, and Mondy about 60th, but I think maybe people are just planning for their IR spot. Mondy will out produce Drew this year, even if Drew gets 350 AB's.
Its not that he's a better player or better guy, its just that he's more interested in milking his stats as much as possible. Definitely not a good guy!