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Postby Freebird27 » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:15 pm

I have the 2nd pick in a 14 team Keeper and am seriously considering Soriano over Pujols. I am thinking that overall the stud production at 2B will be better for my squad than the Stud at OF/1B. Although Pujols is a 4 Cat Super Stud, Soriano is a 5 Cat stud and plays at a shallow spot... Thoughts?
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Postby Dude86 » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:18 pm

With the second pick Pujols is your man.
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Postby ondeckb » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:31 pm

Pujols.....don't look back.....
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:42 pm

Grab Pujols with the #2 pick. He's a monster. See if you can get Boone with your 2nd pick. If you can't, getting M.Giles with your 4th pick would be a good idea depending on who's on the board still.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:46 pm

I for one would take Soriano with the 2nd pick. He's moving to a great hitters park and provides lots of steals. Although the general consensus is Pujols at #2, there are a minority of us that think that Soriano will give you similar value at a better position.

Go with Soriano.
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Postby soylent green » Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:32 am

If you think soriano is the best guy take him. They are pretty close and you would hate to play the season with "some one elses pick"
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Postby TheRock » Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:26 am

You can't go wrong with either of those two. Pujols is the more reliable pick IMO, but you're right about the add'l value of having a 40-40 threat at 2B.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:52 am

Absolutely Adequate wrote:I for one would take Soriano with the 2nd pick. He's moving to a great hitters park and provides lots of steals. Although the general consensus is Pujols at #2, there are a minority of us that think that Soriano will give you similar value at a better position.

Go with Soriano.
Count me as one of the crazies that thinks Soriano is the #2.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:19 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Absolutely Adequate wrote:I for one would take Soriano with the 2nd pick. He's moving to a great hitters park and provides lots of steals. Although the general consensus is Pujols at #2, there are a minority of us that think that Soriano will give you similar value at a better position.

Go with Soriano.
Count me as one of the crazies that thinks Soriano is the #2.


I took Soriano at #2 in Mock Draft VIII and would do it again - I don't think you can go wrong with him at #2.
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Postby Pete O » Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:45 am

I will take a different stance and suggest Pujols with the second pick. Cumulative stats like Steals can be had later in the draft, but it's hard to make up batting average, and Pujols hit 70 percentage points higher than Soriano. And I see Soriano swinging for the fences this year which may equal greater HR but lesser avg. and steal totals. And as a Yankee fan, I saw what happened to him when he starts swinging for the fences in 2002 when he was shooting for 40/40. He was a mess at the plate. Take Pujols in round 1 and either Boone, Kent, or Giles a little later.
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