WaCougMBS wrote:Braun is my No. 1 overall next year, and while it's awfully close and you can't go wrong I'd rather have the Hebrew Hammer. Gotta love the speed upside, and when both are at their best the rest is a push in my mind. MCab might be a hair more safe, but it's splitting hairs, especially with identical salaries.
Not saying you're wrong, Braun is obviously an excellent choice for first pick, however, he's currently in a sizable slump.
Miguel Cabrera doesn't slump.
The kind of consistency that Miguel Cabrera supplies is incomprehensible. Every week he will give you virtually the same line, some weeks they'll be slightly more ridiculous than the last. Braun, however, puts up a poor week here and there. He's more of a human. Miggy is more of a machine. It makes a huge difference in fantasy, particularly in h2h formats.
And to boot, Miggy is a 3B, arguably the shallowest position in fantasy currently. OF are a dime a dozen these days.