Woolly wrote:I think that a lot of his value comes from the fact that he plays second. .......
Well, kinda yes, kinda no. Beltran in 2004 put up pretty similar numbers to Soriano's best year, and you don't see anyone holding it against Beltran that he doesn't play 2B.
I think everyone values Soriano so high because of his spectacular past, and are willing to overlook 2004 because he plays 2B.
I wouldn't take him high. I tend to avoid high-risk players that I don't like, in the 1st round, and that have had a sharp decline that conforms to criticism of him in prior years. That said, i think you have your answer in these posts - nobody is advocating taking him in the top-7, whereas a lot of people did so last year.