slomo007 wrote:Giles is among the bottom tier of fantasy outfielders in most leagues. In deeper leagues he could have some value, but not enough in most leagues to draft him higher than the 14th or 15th round IMO.
Unless most league only have six teams, I would tend not to agree with this statement. I'd be interested in hearing how you justify it in your mind because you seem to deviate from the opinions of most of the people that I have brought Giles' name up with.
He is completely average in every category (for fantasy purposes), I think it's time for the legend of Brian Giles to end. Just because he used to be good, doesn't mean he still is.
If you are looking for an outfield full of 25/10 outfielders, he can be useful....but I would suggest taking someone else if this is what you're looking for. For one thing Giles is overrated in drafts, and another thing, he's a balls-to-the-wall type player that could get injured at any moment. While I respect that style of play on the field, I don't want it in my fantasy lineup.
My opinion is just that, Giles is a decent player, but his stats do not justify his draft position in most leagues. Guys like Jose Guillen, Hideki Matsui, and Melvin Mora are all superior than Giles, and I'd arge that Giles will be drafted higher than them in 2005 (except Mora b/c of 3rd base). Don't waste your pick on him, let someone else.