Amazinz wrote:There is a perception that Bonds is less valuable in 5x5 because of all the walks. It's not true but I think that's why he slips.
His walks definately hurt him in 5x5... his BA, while being near the top of the league every year, doesn't help as much as a guy with a much lower BA who has 200 more AB's than Bonds does. Ichiro's BA was twice as helpful as Bonds' last season.
I think the reason Bonds is never drafted very high is because of the walks, and because he's so old that you don't know if he'll miss significant time. Plus the steroids thing, plus some people are just against drafting him at all. I guess that would mean he's a big steal
But there's always a couple guys who fight over him, so I don't think there's much value to be had considering how high a draft pick you'd need to spend on him.
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