I'd take Vlad before A-Rod myself. Vlad's just got much better hitting stats. While I expect A-Rod to post better hitting numbers in 2005, the fact remains that Yankee stadium ain't friendly to his swing. Plus, his 28 steals in 2004 was a big bouce from his prior 5 years. Look for his steals to decline to 15 to 20.
I'd take A-Rod over Beltran, though. To me, Beltran's steals are just waiting to tail off, which would drop his value considerably.
Pujols is far and away my #1 pick.
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