quicksilver8 wrote:I think to summarize this thread, we can say this:
However, his auction price/draft round he is selected in, will be too high to justify the stats he provides.
Not to beat the point to death (actually why not), but you can say the same thing about Soriano and his < 20 Sbs and < 80 runs scored, nuetral at best avg and decling OPS the last 3 years. If Kent is a bad value pick round 5-7, why isn't Soriano round 1-2?
Which would you rather have: an 18-22 dollar 2b in round 1-2 or in round 5-7? Is the "hope" that Soriano does not continue to post 04 like numbers in 05 and that he breaks his 3-year downward trend in OPS worth bypassing a Rolen or Manny or Abreu or Schilling or Tex for?
Again, this place seems to have its biases which would be fine if it was consistent. But the same people often professing Soriano as a legit round 1 pick be-rate Kent 5-6 rounds later. In fact, you would think Kent had committed some high crime around here by the way he is routinely criticized. Yet you would think Soriano is the next coming of the Babe.
Other inconsistencies noted here at times:
- Beltre in round 1-2 is a "great pick" while Chavez, Aramis, Blalock, Rolen rounds 2-6 are around.
-Sexson in rounds 7-9 while 1b is just loaded with depth including solid players like Konerko and Nevin who can be had a lot cheaper and who are no more of a risk injury-wise than Check Swing Richie.
Then there is the rookie or near rookie love fest:
- Morneau being kept in many leagues over guys who are solid round 5-6 picks and going round 6-10.
-Greinke apparently is the next coming of RJ from the hype he is getting (he does still pitch in KC doesn't he?). Yet I have seen him picked over Maddux, Penny, Odalis Perez, Livan Hernandez and others.
-Mauer-mania...a rookie C with limited ABS...going as high as round 3 in some of my keeper drafts. You have just got to be kidding. If Varitek is round 12 material, why is Mauer anything more than that?
He is the next Yogi Berra apparently.