I think Aybar gets you the most R, highest BA, middle RBI, middle SB, middle HR Hardy gets most HR, most RBI, least R, lowest BA, least SB Cabrera gets you most SB, middle R, least RBI, middle BA, least HR
so...playng the averages, I guess Aybar (but I would keep an eye on Hardy and see how the transition to the AL and the Twins lineup treat him)
I agree that it's between Aybar and Hardy, and I agree with the reasoning on Hardy to the point where I actually prefer him over Aybar (but it's close). I think he will fit in nicely with the Twins lineup and could get you some useful power numbers at SS - if you're in huge need of speed then I'd shy away from J.J., but otherwise I think he's your best bet
The Orlando Hudson signing destroyed Hardy's fantasy value IMO. Instead of hitting 2nd in front of Mauer and Morneau he is going to hit 8th. Aybar is the safe pick and you know what you are going to to get but if you are willing to gamble I'd go with Cabrera.
I would go with Everth Cabrera especially if you need the SB. Aybar can hit for average, but doesn't really possess any real power although I'd pencil him in for 15 SB despite a lousy SB success rate and Scioscia's tendency to let his baserunners loose. As Pogo said, Hardy hitting 8th hurts his value and he won't see as many favorable pitches there as opposed to hitting at the top of the order.
I think Hardy has the biggest upside. If he can come out strong then he will move up that batting order so basing everything around where a guy is slated to start isn't the best move. I would take Aybar next. I don't think Cabrera will have enough around him to give him enough value.
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