kaiser wrote: ... And regardless of how much some posters here are going to jump my case for daring to suggest that Prado is worthy of at least some recognition, I will continue to say that, based on relative draft value, I like a Prado pick at 184 ADP versus Cano at 31 (ESPN ADP).
The reason this thread turned the way it did was based on your original post. You stated that Prado was having almost as good a yr as Cano, and well, that statement is just false because the numbers are a lot higher in every category except hits and cano has only 1 more sb. If you wanted to bring more attention to Prado, stating that he is having a great yr for where he was drafted, you should have stated that instead. Compare where his value is right now compared to all the other 2b and where their ADP were at the beginning of the season compared to Prado's and the thread would have been takin more seriously.
I agree with you that Prado's value at ADP of 184 vs Cano at 31 is worth noting. I agree that he deserves more attention. He is clearly a top 2b.
But you can't compare their production. According to lastplayerpicked.com, which calculates $ values based on stats so far, Prado was #3 (behind Cano and Phillips) and worth $23 so far this year. And he has multiple position eligibility which is sweet.
But Cano is #1 on lastplayerpicked of ALL players, and at $41.
In my NL only I would rather have Prado than any other 2B. But if I was in a mixed league, I would want Cano.