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Postby bibsybob » Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:13 pm

how about soriano's value as compared to jeff kent? If i was to go after soriano, i would hafta offer kent + ? value player?
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Postby warrick95 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:17 pm

Because speed kills in Fantasy Baseball, especially speed that doesn't come at the expense of your power categories. The only two legit basestealers that won't dent your power categories are Beltran and Soriano (Vlad won't be stealing that much anymore). That's why these two are invaluable.
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Postby Madison » Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:43 pm

bibsybob wrote:how about soriano's value as compared to jeff kent? If i was to go after soriano, i would hafta offer kent + ? value player?


Wow, took all the way to page 2 for Kent to get mentioned. 8-o

Personally, I like Kent over Boone this year in every catagory except steals.

I rank them:

Soriano
Kent
Boone
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Postby thetongueofire » Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:40 pm

there is no one in all of baseball that can match Soriano's speed and power combo (even more valuable at maybe the weakest offensive position)... comparing him to Boone, there is NO single cat that you can point out where Boone definitely will do better than him im also really surprised that people think that Boone in Safeco has more power potential than Soriano in Texas... also last year's 16 SB were a career high for Boone which he prolly won't match this year
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Postby thetongueofire » Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:42 pm

i also think that id rank Jeff Kent behind both Soriano and Boone... his awesome year all came when he was hitting in front of a certain Barry Bonds
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Postby foamposited » Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:46 pm

I am satisfied I don't have to try to figure this out because I have both players Boone and Soriano :-) Haven't gotten a offer on a SS that has made me want to trade either.
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Postby HOOTIE » Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:59 am

zEli173 wrote:Going into the season I had Soriano rated as about twice as valuable as Boone. That hasn't changed yet.


In real life Boone is better, it's not really a debate. Only in the overvalued world of fantasy (sb), does Soriano get the edge. But it's not that big a edge.

01
Boone $38
Soriano $27

02
Soriano $44
Boone $24

03
Soriano $37
Boone $32
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Postby thehat » Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:12 am

First off, the three year stat study is flawed. 2001 was Soriano's rookie season, and his numbers were substantially below the following two seasons, except in SB.

The two year breakdown is:
Runs: AS +43, HR AS +18, RBI BB +31, SB AS +48, Avg. AS +.008

Soriano is a definite Top 10 fantasy player, probably a Top 5 guy. Boone is tremendous, but he not at that level.
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Postby HOOTIE » Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:30 am

thehat wrote:First off, the three year stat study is flawed. 2001 was Soriano's rookie season, and his numbers were substantially below the following two seasons, except in SB.

The two year breakdown is:
Runs: AS +43, HR AS +18, RBI BB +31, SB AS +48, Avg. AS +.008

Soriano is a definite Top 10 fantasy player, probably a Top 5 guy. Boone is tremendous, but he not at that level.


I never said Soriano wasn't the better fantasy guy. SB make him. But in real life, where sb have little value, and Boones defense buries Soriano, Boone is better.

Rookie year or not, Boone still has had years of $32 and $38, which are outstanding for 2b. It's only because of sb Soriano will eran more.
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