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Postby Soxcess » Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:49 am

taking position eligibility out of the mix because both teams have solid SS, how much better for a possible trade???
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Postby jbones733 » Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:47 pm

a hefty margin, IMO , I would want Soriano for the 2nd half, He still a 1st rd pick, where i would say Young is 4th. 5th
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Postby AC Rounders » Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:38 pm

Players Name Runs HR RBI SB AVG
Michael Young 64 12 53 7 .332
Alfonso Soriano 47 17 55 9 .289


Here are their stats so far. Are they really that far apart?
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:40 pm

Micheal Young has been playing to the best of his ability, and Soriano has played average for him this year. I would still take Soriano over Young any day, but Young is no slouch and I think he will be a top5 SS at the end of the year.
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Postby blankman » Wed Jul 14, 2004 10:42 pm

I'd take Soriano every time
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:46 pm

If Soriano was running more, I'd take him easily. That's what gives him his value. If he's running the same as Young, which he has all season so far, Young is pretty damn close to being as valuable as Soriano since he WILL have a better BA, and he WILL have more runs. RBI will be close, SB's will be close, and Soriano will have about 10 more HR's. It's a case of a former Speed/Power threat retaining his inflated value even after the SB's slow down. Another player this is true with is Maggs, and probably Vlad too. Although Vlad is still a 1st rounder even without all those SB's.

So, is ~10 BA points and ~15 extra runs worth more than those ~10 HR's? Tough call..... but I know I'd rather trade for Young because he'd come MUCH cheaper.
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Postby jojo » Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:17 am

Soriano easily... he's on a hot streak and should continue to sizzle in the 2nd half.
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Postby TonyCee » Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:17 am

Looking at those stats I would take Mike Young, I love Soriano but I would take Young over him this year easily.
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Postby nmarq8 » Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:31 am

Keep in mind that young had over 200 hits last year, so it's no fluke that the guy's hitting well this year. he also started the season off on fire and never really had a lull period after that as most hot streaks are followed by. I'd also say that considering young's youth, he feeds off of his teammates a lot, so as long as they're hitting well and scoring runs, he'll stay productive. add that with his dual position elgibility and (as was pointed out earlier) the fact that he'll come way cheaper than soriano, I think young's just as valuable for the rest of the season.
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