citti34 wrote:You're not getting the point, is the #2 SS that much more valuable then the #7(worth losing a better stat player in another position)
This depends. There is Tejada, Jeter, Nomar, Young then a wide drop off. So put yourself in my position in my most recent draft. I drafted 4th overall and selected Carlos Beltran. Tejada was selected after that and all SSs remained when it got back to me at 2.9.
So I had the choice of selecting Jeter/Nomar/Young at 2.9 or 3.4. If I didn't take one of them there (a spot many of you is saying is too early) than I would have lost out on all of them because none would have made it back to me at 4.9. I could have also grabbed a 1B, 3B, or OF but the value drop off between 3.4 and 4.9 was far less at any of those positions than it was a SS. I normally don't select pitchers that high and there are no 2Bs valuable enough to take that high.