Neato Torpedo wrote:Of course they could. Holliday could put up .335/35/125/110/25, but we don't draft on upside for the first few rounds. We mostly draft on expected production, what they're most likely to put up. Most of the players in the first 2-3 rounds are capable of putting up top 5-10 numbers, but the lower they are the less likely they are to do so.
Not to nitpick (because I know what you're saying), but take another look at the players in the first 2-3 rounds. Most of those guys certainly are not capable of putting up top 5 numbers.
And there is no way Holliday puts up those numbers in Oakland. Changing leagues will have a negative effect on his numbers. And switching from Colorado to Oakland will further negatively effect his HRs. Don't get me wrong, Holliday is the man. But there will be an adjustment period for him. And unlike Cabrera last year, he won't be figuring out a new league in the confines of Comerica Park.