Curtis Pride wrote:some odd goings on in MDP land still. Lots of misvaluations as I see it.
I still think Craig and Goldschmidt are going way too early
There are a lot of guys who just draft for potential and that is usually the type that takes these guys in the 2nd round pushing up their ADPs. These guys lose most of their leagues but when they do hit they finish in 1st a lot and get to brag about it and pretend it was their only league~. I'm more of a always try to place in the top 5 and you'll hit enough later that you'll win a lot of leagues too.
As one of the guys who took Goldschmidt very early (in the Masters league), I feel obligated to defend it here. It definitely is an upside pick, but to win leagues you have to take some high-upside guys.
In 2010, he hit 35 homers. In 2011, he hit 38. Last year he took a big step in learning to hit major league pitching after struggling a bit in his first taste of the majors in late 2011. He was a .315+ hitter in every level of the minors. He also adds some speed which most people may overlook/forget. I realize his BABIP was a little higher last year, but I still think he can be a .285+ hitter who approaches 30+ homers & 15+ steals. His 18 steals last year may have been somewhat of a fluke, but he was only caught three times so it's not unreasonable to think he'll continue to get the green light. He also plays in a great hitter's park.