Surfs up wrote:I agree with beltre and Young. I also don't get why all the love every yeat from upton. He offers steals only. You could draft somebody better in that spot and take a player like Pierre or Gardner to get more steals, a better average and score more runs.
Steals only. He hit 18 hrs. He's still pre-peak. Beltre is overrated imo. Take out his 2 contract career years, and he's a .260 hitter with 25 hrs. BJ will give you 40+ sb, with a few less hrs.
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PLayer A bavg 307 RUNS 564 HR 102 SB 47 RBI 529 OBP 359 SLG 459 Player B bavg 275 RUNS 456 HR 131 SB 51 RBI 498 OBP 324 SLG 458
So player A has hit for better avg, OBP, SLG%, basically same SB and had more total RBI and RUNS Player B has about 5-6 more HR per year.
Player B is significantly better defensively but no one cares about defense in fantasy baseball.
Who would you prefer?
That's Adrian Beltre (PLAYER B) vs MIKE YOUNG (PLAYER A)
So what I am saying is Mike Young is coming off the board 4 or 5 rounds later - and yet people are saying to take beltre here.
My only reaction is yeah right - Beltre is average third baseman.
Now on the other hand - guys like Chris Young or Mark Reynolds - both of them have no where to go but up in bavg. BUT they both have 30 HR (plus) power and the capability to put up better SB numbers than average third baseman guy listed above
Reynolds has been stuck in the nothing ness that is the ARIZ offense - and he moves to the AL East where he gets away from the spacious parks like Padres, Giants, Dodgers - and he gets to benfit from a much better lineup in baltimore.
Chris young is still stuck in that crappy DBacks Offense - but he was there last year and still put up much better numbers than our average third baseman.