I want to sell high on Nova, as a Yankees fan who has followed him for years throughout his minor league career, I think he is getting over hyped simply because he had the best run support in the majors.
I have him for $6 in my league next year ($325 draft day budget) so he has a lot of value at that cheap price. Quite frankly, I think he is replaceable. I might be able to get Ben Revere and Erick Aybar in return.
I think a chance to get 60-70 steals in return for Nova is too good to pass up, and I love that Aybar should be hitting in front of Pujols. Same reason I went and traded for Austin Jackson last week.
I wouldn't prefer Revere myself, unless the league is something like a 16-20 teams deep. Still, Aybar is probably a better grab than Nova, and the steals (which I expect to be more 40-50 than 60-70) are an added bonus for your bench, to be used as needed.
I agree that you should do it, but not with the above poster's full analysis.
Aybar will hit you 30-35 doubles, 15 homers, hit around 300, steal 30-35 bases. (Think Furcal in his prime) whats not to like? He's probably the safest most well rounded SS outside of spending an early pick on Reyes or Tulo.
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MadDog36 wrote:Aybar will hit you 30-35 doubles, 15 homers, hit around 300, steal 30-35 bases. (Think Furcal in his prime) whats not to like? He's probably the safest most well rounded SS outside of spending an early pick on Reyes or Tulo.
Those are high expectations for Aybar. Last years 10 HR was a career high and he has had one season where he .300 and one season of 30 SB. While I think Pujols should be good for him, I wouldn't expect him to improve upon a career season.
I think I might take Nova here. Yes he is over-rated but he will still put up respectable numbers. I can't exactly say that about the other guys.
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