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Postby Gordonx42 » Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:36 pm

in the last month, he has only 5 hr, .250 avg., 1 steal!, and 11 rbi. this certainly isn't first round production.
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Postby Bea Arthur » Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:48 pm

i wouldn't give up on him just yet. That lineup is stacked for years to come. At worst, he's maybe slipped to a second round pick. Still a certain keeper, and his upside is still there.
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Postby Zito is God » Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:52 pm

I predicted for Soriano to not live up to the hupe this year.

But that bieng said, in a dynasty/keeper league he is easily a first rounder if not a top 5 pick.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Thu Aug 26, 2004 12:55 pm

I didn't really see this coming at all. He hasn't been a total bust I don't guess, but I was really high on him coming into this season. He's still a no brainer for keeping in that lineup though.
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Postby Madison » Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:06 pm

Season numbers:

.278-24-74 with 66 runs and 11 steals.

While it's not great by any means, it's still from the shallowest position in all of baseball. I'd keep him for next year if I could.
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Postby perlick29 » Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:24 pm

Madison wrote:Season numbers:

.278-24-74 with 66 runs and 11 steals.

While it's not great by any means, it's still from the shallowest position in all of baseball. I'd keep him for next year if I could.


Mad while that's true, he was like the third to fourth pick overall, and he didn't give anyone much production to be drafted that high.

To me, that's why I usually end up punting my second baseman until the later rounds.
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Postby Madison » Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:48 pm

perlick29 wrote:
Madison wrote:Season numbers:

.278-24-74 with 66 runs and 11 steals.

While it's not great by any means, it's still from the shallowest position in all of baseball. I'd keep him for next year if I could.


Mad while that's true, he was like the third to fourth pick overall, and he didn't give anyone much production to be drafted that high.

To me, that's why I usually end up punting my second baseman until the later rounds.


Oh I agree. I used a 4th overall to get him in a roto league. He went way higher than his value so far this year. Has not lived up to the expectations at all.

I'd still keep him if I could though. ;-)
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Aug 26, 2004 1:59 pm

Soriano had a red flag next to his name on my keeper league draft sheet last December. After his pathetic play in the 2003 playoffs, I was pretty surprised that many people still used their first pick on Soriano going into 2004.

Second base hasn't been as shallow this season either. Juan Uribe, Ryan Freel, Tony Womack, Jose Vidro, Bret Boone, Luis Castillo, D'Angelo Jimenez, Ron Belliard, Mark Bellhorn, Jeff Kent, Brian Roberts, Michael Young and Mark Loretta have all been solid options at 2b, and many of them could have come at a garage sale discount. So, Soriano's boosted value do to position scarcity only really shines in AL-only leagues.
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Postby Madison » Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:05 pm

shortsavage wrote:Second base hasn't been as shallow this season either. Juan Uribe, Ryan Freel, Tony Womack, Jose Vidro, Bret Boone, Luis Castillo, D'Angelo Jimenez, Ron Belliard, Mark Bellhorn, Jeff Kent, Brian Roberts, Michael Young and Mark Loretta have all been solid options at 2b, and many of them could have come at a garage sale discount. So, Soriano's boosted value do to position scarcity only really shines in AL-only leagues.


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I didn't check any numbers, but that name sticks out like a sore thumb. Boone's having a terrible year. :-P
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Postby stumpak » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:24 pm

I don't see how you can be too disappointed--he is prone to extended stints of crappiness (see summer 2003), and it was widely expected that steals would drop in Texas.
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