i was wondering, with soriano not running too much, is he a top 5 pick still. if a draft was today, where would you pick him. also, i saw that they are tickering with there lineup in arlington, so this may give him a few more swipes.
Real Deal wrote:i was wondering, with soriano not running too much, is he a top 5 pick still. if a draft was today, where would you pick him. also, i saw that they are tickering with there lineup in arlington, so this may give him a few more swipes.
i would classify him top 10 right now, not top 5 anymore as there are several guys that i could see being picked ahead of him now....i could possibly see helton, abreu, thome, rolen, and beltran all going ahead of him during some drafts next year due to his down season this year in the SB category......
He's not even the top 2b this year though, Michael Young is. That's how disappointing Soriano's season has been. Barring a hot streak to end the season I wouldn't take him top 5 again. For some reason all his numbers are down in a hitter's park.
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i agree. scarcity is important, but at some point you have to turn that into a statistical advantage. I fail to see how taking soraino helped, this year (in the top 5 -- heck even top ten) rather than hurt you in terms of opportunity cost.
I would rather have had a good about of people over him when all is said and done.
I know you can skip the big otufielder, take soriano and end up scoring with drew etc. but what about the guy who got manny or thome or something, then got young later? or someone else? I think scarcity is important definitely -- but at the end of the day your grand total of stats is what wins or loses, scarcity is a fleeting advtnage if you don't capitalize -- all of those strategies are contingent on soriano producing ar a comprable level to the other big studs, and he hasn't.
I should add that of course he is a "stud", but he isn't first round material stud right now, and that makes the scarcity argument harder to employ, because now your OF has to not only make up the difference in stats from soraino/OF to say bonds/2b, but he has to make up some of sorianos slack too, as he underperformed.