by saur kraut & footbal » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:39 pm
I honestly do not think you can go wrong with either one. I whole-heartedly expect ARod to return to pre-surgery form and deliver a .300/35/110/120/15 line, but he's also playing at a deep position at 3B. HanRam can match Arod in HR, R and maybe even RBI too, plus he'll post higher avg. and SB. And he's a freaking SS. I'd confidently take HanRam.
Hanley is a must have at second pick. Honestly from what I have been reading and researching, there is a consensus number one (Pujols) and 2 (Han Ram). Especially since the shortage at HanRam's position (no pun intended), then he is even more valuable. '
yeah i suppose i'm just jumping on the bandwagon, but if #1 is pujols then you've gotta go with hanley. rah rah rah the dude is evolving whilst he's not swiping 50+ bags these days he's still hitting well over .300 and last year saw him drive in 106 as i believe he was moved from leadoff to the three hole because he was like 33/67 the year before with an "off year" at .300
for the sake of argument tho, let's say that your opponent drafts hanley #1, well, then it's almost obviously pujols... because even if he ends up not being the #2 most prodcutive fantasy player this year (i think greinke was #2 last year, but i dont think most would bet on him being #2 overall, or hell, i still think lincecum will be drafted over him this year because lincecum is one of those guys you ride tim the arm flies off into the first few rows of the crowd, a la santana last year) i mean i suppose you could make an argument for alex rodriguez seeing as yankee stadium is probably the biggest bandbox in baseball (look what the park did for jeter and damon's #s last year... and that cheapie homerun for a-rod off of brian fuentes that gave the yanks the momentum in teh ALCS) i mean in theory you could draft lincecum at #2 seeing as i think he was #4 overall last year and if you wanna nitpick he started off slow (i want to say he had a 3.75ish era after a month or two) but pujols is probably the safest choice because when you have a pick that high there comes a point where you want to make sure you dont waste a pick that high and pujols is about as sure a bet there is for those #s...
#3 overall last year was ryan braun, although that was largely because of his 20 steals in addition to ~35/110. but i think you go with one of the infielders here because outfield production tends to be more readily available so even if you dont end up with a grade A stud like braun theres more people who can give you 20-25+/~100 even out of the woodworks (akin to adam lind last year)
also, i would rate utley pretty high because do remember he started off slow last year because i think he had offseason surgery.
Has to be Hanley. Position scarcity is something people fixate too much on, in my opinion, but in this case it's a valid way to look at it. The dropoff from Hanley to other shortstops is like no other position.
The player you could grab at 3B with your 2nd pick is going to be better than the SS you might see at the same pick. You might even see a player like Zimmerman drop to your 3rd pick if you got lucky. Mine: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=401454