Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Not only do I think Beltre will repeat, I think he has a great chance to be better this yr. Park effect is mitigated by peak age theory and a much better lineup. I wish I get the chance to draft him in the 2nd because I feel as though that would be a bargain.
I also love Aram as a 3rd rd pick - great player no doubt. But which will put up better numbers when all is said and done? Beltre easily.
As for drafting miggy that early - why not draft Cliff Lee 5 rounds later? He'll give you similar power numbers, a higher BA, and more SBs. I think Ive come to the conclusion that MCab is one of the more overrated players right now - early 2nd is silly.
I'd love to hear your argument on how a starting pitcher for the Indians will give you better hitting numbers than Miguel Cabrera
. On topic, Beltre will probably end up with better numbers, but it won't be that much better than Aramis. So I think Aramis is a better value pick, to be had in the 3rd or 4th round and let Beltre be taken earlier. Though straight up, I would take Beltre over Aramis.