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Postby EugeneStyles » Thu Mar 13, 2003 3:26 pm

Both great players. In the same situation, I picked the Unit, because he is better than Schilling and Pedro and much more reliable. Vlad is the best OF in fantasy baseball, but there are several players that are sorta close.
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Postby wrveres » Thu Mar 13, 2003 5:20 pm

Amnorix wrote:And yet, Vlad helps significantly in five categories and Unit helps in four.

*shrug*

Pick one. I can pretty much guarantee that your final standings this year will not be determined by which one of these awesome players you take. What you do later in the draft is far more important.


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Postby Guest » Thu Mar 13, 2003 5:42 pm

Vlad. If it's a standard 5x5 league, as someone pointed out, Vlad will help in all 5 hitting categories (especially steals) and RJ will only help in 4.

Upsides for Vlad:
1) Entering his prime. Scary to think that this beast can get even better. I'm guessing he'll get his 40/40 season this year. Maybe even 45/45.
2) Contract is up at the end of this season. Monster numbers increase his market value so you know he'll come through. Also because of this he might be traded to a contender mid-season so the Expos can save like $4 million.
3) 20 games in Puerto Rico in a tiny ass stadium.
4) Proven very durable

Downsides for Vlad:
None

Upsides for Randy:
Best pitcher, bar none. Always a pitching Triple Crown threat.

Downside:
He's old. When is his arm going to run out of gas? An injury that can make him miss 3-5 starts would really decrease his value. He has to break down eventually, and this season may be it.

The gist of it is, right now Vlad and Randy are pretty equal, but Vlad only has room for improvment while Randy only has room to fall.
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Postby Swing for the fences » Thu Mar 13, 2003 10:26 pm

If someone could gaurantee me that the Unit wouldn't get hurt then I would pick him. Of course, you could say the same thing for Vlad, but lets face it, the Unit is much more likely to get injured than Vlad. I'd take Vlad 100 times out of 100 and be happy I didn't take a big gamble with my first round pick.
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Postby Jackie Treehorn » Thu Mar 13, 2003 11:29 pm

I see a lot of these posts discussing categories when, if I'm not mistaken you said points league. Categories don't mean much if it's a points league. If it's a one year league, you take RJ hands down, he'll easily be the biggest point producer in the league.
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