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Pujols or Hanley 1st Overall??

Postby dmbjeff » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:29 am

I drew the 1st pick in a standard, 12 team, 5 x 5 roto league. It is a yahoo league which is what is making this a difficult pick because I start C,1B,2B,3B,SS, 3 OF and only 1 UTIL. I know Pujols is the most consistant and best player to draft, but given scarcity issues and only so many places to get SB's from due to the shallow nature of the league, would it be wise to go with Hanley over Pujols? I feel comfortable going with a different 1B later in the draft who will get me 30HR 100RBI, thinking Konerko or someone similar. Any thoughts to this?
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Re: Pujols or Hanley 1st Overall??

Postby Fantasy GM » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:26 am

Hanley is a great player at a shallower position, but you go with the Pujols. He's the best player in the game, and is right at the top for R, HR, RBI, AVG and will net you 10-15 SB as well. He's simply dominant for one player, especially in 5x5.

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Re: Pujols or Hanley 1st Overall??

Postby onitapgr » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:15 am

I would also pick Pujols every time, but I would not ridicule you for taking Hanley. He is a close second because of position scarcity.

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Re: Pujols or Hanley 1st Overall??

Postby Carnac » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:44 am

Pujols is your choice. Take the biggest bat available in the first 3 rounds regardless of position.

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Re: Pujols or Hanley 1st Overall??

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:15 am

I'd be hard pressed to pass up Pujols if I had the number one pick.
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Re: Pujols or Hanley 1st Overall??

Postby Swept Away » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:59 am

Go with Pujols. SB is just one category. Don't let position scarcity make you overlook overall value. Pujols gives you more, in more categories, than any other hitter.

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Re: Pujols or Hanley 1st Overall??

Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:34 pm

I would take Pujols. If this was a shallower league, say 10 teams, I might take the chance of drafting Hanley, hoping to get one of Howard/Fielder back. I don't see that happening in any case and getting say, a Pujols/Reyes combo in the first 3 rounds is still quite nice.
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Re: Pujols or Hanley 1st Overall??

Postby Fenris-77 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:35 pm

Pujols for me as well. ;-D
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