kab21 wrote:For this season I would definitely pick Aram. He's got a longer proven track record of playing at this level. Although Longoria has been great at every level, his floor is lower than Aram and the ceiling isn't much higher than Aram's typical production IMO.
I wouldn't be unhappy to have either one though.
I don't understand how you could say Longoria's floor is lower and his ceiling is about the same. Longoria isn't too far away from 40 homers and a .300 average. Aram isn't going to produce those kind of numbers anymore...he is probably a 30 homer/.300 average guy. Longoria has been a top 10 player in all of baseball this past month, and based on his approach at the plate, I think he could get even better. He has a simple swing that generates a ton of power, and he is able to work the count to get to the kind of pitches he can hit.
Go with Longoria no matter what way you spin it, and you will be happy. His floor this year is Aram's ceiling...count on it.