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Who do you take with the seventh pick in a re-draft?

Carlos Gonzalez
5
15%
Prince Fielder
4
12%
Andrew McCutchen
3
9%
Albert Pujols
22
65%
Other
0
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Total votes : 34

With the seventh pick...

Postby RocketsDWM » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:50 pm

In a series of twelve threads, let's discuss who should be picked where in the first round. Assume standard scoring 12 team H2H re-draft league.

So far we have...

1. Ryan Braun
2. Miguel Cabrera
3. Mike Trout
4. Robinson Cano
5. Matt Kemp
6. Joey Votto

1) Select a player in the poll
2) Feel free to discuss the pros and cons of these players - this could be helpful for some and generate some good discussion.
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Re: With the seventh pick...

Postby ayebatter » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:53 pm

Pujols here.
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Re: With the seventh pick...

Postby TheRock » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:01 am

Pretty close between Pujols and Cargo for me here. You sure can't argue with the safe reliable option of Fielder here though.
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Re: With the seventh pick...

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:20 am

Went with Cargo, but I'd be fine with Pujols as well.
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Re: With the seventh pick...

Postby jcook3127 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:37 am

Yeah I think it's time for Pujols to go off the board here...even if he is 36 and declining, as some suggest, he's in a sweet line up spot, is one of the best hitters ever, is still in great shape physically, and has had a year to review and face AL pitching.

As bad as the guy played for two months last season, I don't see how his production totals could get any lower than '12, assuming he stays healthy.

Which puts 30/105/85R/.285/5 in the bank. And with 50 doubles last year, nobody could rule out Pujols flirting with 40 HR this year.

From May 16th on (When he hit his 2nd home run and the pressure valve finally seemed to release), he was .308/.371/.588/.959, which is better than his 2011...and if you pro-rated that over the whole year it would be 38/120/100R/.308/10. And that's before Hamilton.

Of course we can't dismiss what happened at the start of '12, but, give the guy a break. New teammates, bigger market, huge contract that LAA fans demand production from, fans of his new team already saying the deal is gonna suck half way through, enormous pressure, new pitchers. All of that makes it easier to overlook the first month and a half of last season.
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Re: With the seventh pick...

Postby silverZ » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:05 pm

I'm writing Pujols' 2012 April off as a freak occurence. He's the easy pick here for me, even with the declining numbers over the past 3 seasons.
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Re: With the seventh pick...

Postby Ender » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:27 pm

While I agree Pujols is #7 lets remember he was not the same guy he was in years past after those first few seasons. All of his peripherals took a turn for the worst even in the 2nd half, he just showed enough power to make it work. That is definitely a declining skillset and as the power goes the rest will come crashing down.
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Re: With the seventh pick...

Postby MashinSpuds » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:53 pm

In a re-draft, there's hope he keeps his #7 (and maybe #5/6) value. In a keeper, though, I'd likely take Fielder over him as a 1B option. 36 is a pretty high age for even the elite players.
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Re: With the seventh pick...

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:57 pm

I don't have any real strong feelings on this one but I went with Cargo. I think he has the highest ceiling of anyone available.
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