mdgoalie wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:mdgoalie wrote:My question is, in an OBP league, wouldn't Howard be almost as valuable as Pujols if not moreso? And if so, then why is Pujols pretty much always drafted above Sizemore but Howard would not be drafted above him.?
It is hard to put a finger on Howard's OBP since it has flucuated so much the last 4 years but if you want to use career avg then Pujols is .425 and Howard is .380. That is a huge difference.
So what your saying is that difference in OBP is enough to make Pujols more valuable than Sizemore as well as Howard?
I'm mainly asking this because the league I am in isn't the most competitive expert league, just a friendly money league with people from St. Louis, and I can guarantee a lot of people want Pujols on their team just for the name. I figure if he is at the same fantasy level as those other two, I could trade Pujols for one of them and also pick up somebody else to help my team and get more value than just having Pujols.
I would say so. He's one of those high BA hitters that also has an excellent OBP. So while OBP helps Howard and Sizemore it doesn't make them more valueable than Pujols IMO.