Burt wrote:I'm sure I'm in a very small minority, but I'm not 100% sold on Headley. We're talking about a player who hit almost a third of his career HRs during the final two months of last season to skew his numbers. For me, that's just someone who was in a groove....not the norm. Did the light suddenly click on for him on August 1st last year? Maybe. But I'm not totally buying it.
(And yes, I know they brought in the fences in SD during the offseason.)
I agree, and if it wasn't Panda as the alternative I'd probably go with the "non-Headley" pick. However, Panda has some of his own issues.
Since you're missing a 3B and have a solid 2B replacement in Kipnis, I'd go with Headley. He's higher ranked and as you can see the people who are high on him are pretty high (no pun intended). As a result, worse comes to worse you take Headley and the pick and turn around and make another deal to upgrade him to a higher 3B.