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Yes, it's lame, but do you take Unit or Soriano at #3?

Postby Spike » Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:14 am

Standard 5x5 league, 25 player rosters.

I pick 3rd and I *know* that the guy ahead of me is taking Vlade Guerrero.

Obviously, if the guy picking first doesn't take ARod, I take him at #3.

If the first 2 picks are ARod and Vlade, who do you take at #3?

Johnson and Soriano are both likely to provide excellent stats to bolster the pitching and batting categories, respectively, but does it just come down to personal preference?

My only reason that I *think* I'll take Soriano is positional scarcity.

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Postby kashikis » Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:47 am

id take the unit personally hes the best pitcher in baseball hands down. soriano had one good year and yes i think he will do great this year as well but not as good.
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Postby prodpaul » Wed Mar 05, 2003 12:42 pm

I say Unit. Have had him for 4 years now in a keeper league and there is nothing like waking up seeing he struck out 17 batters and went the distance.
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Postby Amnorix » Wed Mar 05, 2003 1:57 pm

Unit or (thus far) a one year wonder boy who swings at anything remotely near the strike zone. Hmm...

Unit. ;-D
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Postby trevisc » Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:15 pm

RJ!

for sure. Although Bonds looks good at #3 too!

Could he hit 80 hrs this year?
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Postby THE MASHER » Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:16 pm

Take unit @ 3rd because he is just so dominant of a pitcher. He had as many k's as Barry Zito and Tim Hudson COMBINED last year!!
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Postby The Guru_fbc » Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:41 pm

definitly randy dandy
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Postby gogiants » Thu Mar 06, 2003 2:09 am

You have to take RJ, although soriano is a stud. He needs to prove it for another year before he's a top 5 pick.
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Postby Jmets » Thu Mar 06, 2003 4:19 am

I had that dilemma a few hours ago in my ESPN draft, #3 pick with A-Rod and Vlads gone. I took RJ, but I was jones'n for a second baseman throughout the draft. All the top 2B went early, so my advice would be to pick a decent 2b in rounds 2-5, but take RJ at the third pick.
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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 06, 2003 5:06 am

you didnt comment how many teams are in your draft.
will you be able to get kent, or one of the shortstops in the 2nd round?
if so, take randy.

on the side thought, anyone who thinks soriano is a one year wonder is PROVING they dont follow baseball.
hes already been good for TWO years.

and yes he swings at everything, but so does vlad.
when youre THAT good, it dont matter.

soriano is definitely worth picking in the top 5 this year.

and in a standard 5x5 league, bonds is NOT. no way.
dont be fooled by the .370 batting average, he only had 400 abs.
if you actually know MATH youd realize that vlads .336 over 610 abs was worth MORE to your team batting average than bonds 370
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