I asked this a week ago and I am still unsure on what I should do. I thought I was going to pick Pujols but my heart keeps telling me Wright. Would it be wrong if I picked Wright? Besides the advantage of average going to Pujols, Wright doesn't do to shabby in any of the 5 categories in my league ( SB, HR, AVG, RBI, R ). Wright will still hit .310-.320 to Pujols .335-.350. The advantage Wright has is the SB and the position scarcity. I could still land a great hitting 1B later. My draft is on March 31 so any help is appreciated. Send a link ,I'll help you.
I admit its more difficult to decide when this decision is on you. I was in the same situation last week and opted for Pujols (in a points based league in which Pujols was projected to outhit WRight by 50 pts). As you know, Pujols is the best hitter in the game period. He should hit more HR and have a slighlty higher average than wright. I see RBIs as a push. Wright has yet to hit his ceiling IMO, but he's drawing close. Over the past three years he has improved his HR, RBI and R totals.He took a big dip in SB last year from 34 in 2007 to 15 in 2008 and his average slipped from .325 to .302. In a roto league I think it would be smart to take Wright over Pujols b/c of position scarcity. I would much rather have: a 1b/3b combo of: Votto/Wright then Pujols/Atkins or Zimmerman or even C.Davis. Truth be told both are great hitters and it should not matter. You just would have to adjust your draft to accomodate your first draft choice. Which means... follow your heart!
David Wright is the man! I say the only thing Pujols has him on this year is K, AVG, and HR. Wright is more of a 5 tool player and keeps geting better. I think we have seen the best of Albert. And i completely agree with Votto/Wright at my corners rather than Pujols/Zimmerman, Gordon, or Davis. Matter of fact, I have that combo of Votto/Wright and I think it is part of a championship caliber squad. Hope this helped!