LBJackal wrote:Without the SB's Soriano isn't 1st round material. Maybe he steals more next year, who knows. But I wouldn't bet on it. I'd be much happier getting solid production form my #1 pick then being stuck with a bust just because he plays a shallow position. His BA isn't anything special and his R and RBI aren't either. I'd look for his HR total to increase for sure, but still, there are tons of better options for a first round pick.
Soriano was far from a bust in 2004. He batted over .312 at home.
A 40 / 40 threat, at by far the weakest position, is still worthy of a Top 10 pick.
You rate Beltran No. 1, yet one of the few guys around that can potentially do what he can, suddenly drops out of the Top 10 after one year below his lofty standards and that after playing for a new team. No lessons have been learnt. You are still putting way too much emphasis on the most current season's performances without looking at the big picture.