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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:47 pm

Why is MCab a 2nd rd pick?

101/33/112/5/.294 - those are his full season stats from last yr.

Here are some comparable stat lines - all of which can be had after him - most of them many rounds later...

117/36/121/5/.290 Sheff (Ive seen Mcab go before Sheff)
109/31/108/3/.298 Matsui
105/46/102/6/.266 Dunn
111/27/104/11/.340 Mora
102/42/111/8/.301 Edmonds
107/32/110/2/.276 Blalock
99/36/103/0/.318 ARam
90/32/98/12/.278 DLee
96/28/109/3/.311 Hafner
84/41/117/1/.277 Konerko
106/39/106/3/.293 Alou
103/31/99/11/.305 CLee
118/31/93/12/.305 Drew

All of these guys had very similar value to MCab - so why is he ranked so much higher?

I guess my point is not to bash MCab - because I know he's a young stud OF playing in a stacked lineup. But at the same time, I look at this stats from last yr and say whats so special - he's Cliff Lee without SBs. I guess my point is people are drafting him that high based on potential - not production. I would much rather use my 2nd rd draft pick on a player I cant replace 2 rounds later.

I know about potential, but I also know his 2nd half numbers were no where near his 1st half do to the power surge he had in May. It was right after that last yr that I dealt him for Edmonds (buy low/sell high).

Am I the only one who thinks MCab is ranked too high? Am I the only one passing on him in the 2nd?
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:50 pm

I kind of agree. In a non-keeper he defiantly isnt a second round pick but in a keeper a VERY young stud is always great to have ;-D
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:50 pm

I think that most of his value is because of keeper leagues. I agree that his value drops slightly in a non-keeper. I will say that some of those comparable players have seen their best days while the sky's the limit with that kid.
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Postby Mustangs989 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:53 pm

Both him and Tex are going higher than I'd be willing to take them in non keeper leagues. Keeper leagues are another story as they've both got all the potential in the world.
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Postby NZF » Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:56 pm

I agree people are rating him more on potential than immediate production. He is not a first 3 rounder to me.
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Re: MCabs value quandry...

Postby Yoda » Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:57 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Why is MCab a 2nd rd pick?

101/33/112/5/.294 - those are his full season stats from last yr.

Here are some comparable stat lines - all of which can be had after him - most of them many rounds later...

117/36/121/5/.290 Sheff (Ive seen Mcab go before Sheff)
109/31/108/3/.298 Matsui
105/46/102/6/.266 Dunn
111/27/104/11/.340 Mora
102/42/111/8/.301 Edmonds
107/32/110/2/.276 Blalock
99/36/103/0/.318 ARam
90/32/98/12/.278 DLee
96/28/109/3/.311 Hafner
84/41/117/1/.277 Konerko
106/39/106/3/.293 Alou
103/31/99/11/.305 CLee
118/31/93/12/.305 Drew

All of these guys had very similar value to MCab - so why is he ranked so much higher?

I guess my point is not to bash MCab - because I know he's a young stud OF playing in a stacked lineup. But at the same time, I look at this stats from last yr and say whats so special - he's Cliff Lee without SBs. I guess my point is people are drafting him that high based on potential - not production. I would much rather use my 2nd rd draft pick on a player I cant replace 2 rounds later.

I know about potential, but I also know his 2nd half numbers were no where near his 1st half do to the power surge he had in May. It was right after that last yr that I dealt him for Edmonds (buy low/sell high).

Am I the only one who thinks MCab is ranked too high? Am I the only one passing on him in the 2nd?


You are definitely onto something... It seems that most people put a lot of stock in what happened last season including Santana, Teixeira, Cabrera, etc...

The problem with young players is that the ones who are on the verge of superstardom often come up short.

However, of all the young players who seem to come into his own, I like Cabrera the best. How many 21 year old players in MLB history put up 101 R, 33 HR, 112 RBI, .294 AVG? I am sure that he will hit some rough patches but he is on an express train to stardom IMHO.
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