Andy1234 wrote:Soriano might always be the better "Fantasy Player", but Reyes just might turn out to be the better player.
I don't think there's any "might" to it..Reyes almost definately WILL be the best all around player of the two. In the field the disparity is laughable and Reyes is soooo much younger and likely just beginning to scratch the surface. Those 2 "extra" years really swayed my opinion on Soriano. I used to excuse his poor plate dicipline on youth, but most major leaguers who are destined to improve AT LEAST START TO HAVE A CLUE by 28?
this is a little harsh
obviously he has a clue....he hits for more power than any other second baseman in the league.....the average will never be .320, but you can live with that
I agree the age thing changes the issue a little bit, but Reyes is by no means a sure thing
and on defense, yes Reyes has more tools there, but no one ever brings up Jeff Kent's defense....yes he's not a great fielder, but so what?? you can hide him at 2nd with a good shortstop.....and now you're asking Reyes to switch positions
I'd take soriano