I wanted to pick Mark Prior #4, but now I'm unsure. The top 3 guys picked will probably be Arod, Pujols, Soriano in my league. So who should I pick? I've been thinking Vlad, or maybe Helton, although I still really want Prior. But this has been bothering him since September, will it affect him?
I'd take Beltran #4 overall as well. With Prior's injury, it makes him somewhat risky, which I don't want with a #4 pick. Besides, he's an SP, and I don't think I'd take him top 5 even if he were healthy. Beltran will probably be the second most valuable fantasy player based purely on stats, not accounting for position eligibility. If Vlad can stay healthy and get his SB total up, he could be #2, but I'd feel more safe with Beltran. His potential is too much to ignore, and even if he "only" repeats last year spread out over a full season, he'd be arguably be #4 overall anyways.
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I would draft Prior. he was hurt some last year but played through it and did great. he is the best. even if he gets hurt he will be one of the best. adn by selecting him in round 1 you can relax on pitchers for awhile and concentrate on hitters without watching all SP adn RP go.
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FYI- Go to ESPN and they will give you the avg. place that each player has been drafted by their leagues. I think the number of leagues that have drafted so far is over 2500! That should give you a good idea of who to take when