TheYanks04 wrote:Those were examples and their draft slots will vary league to league. I have seen Guillen go as late as the 14th in some leagues...as early as round 8. I have seem Floyd go anywhere from round 14 to round 24. Either way, you do have to draft well. My argument is mainly that the risks of some of the MIs historuically seem to be a lot higher than the risks of most of the elite OFs (at least that is my opinion/feel of it). Nomar has gotten hurt 2 of the last 4 years. Boone imploded last season. So did Soriano and Renteria. O. Cabreara is Jekyl and Hyde...Angel Berroa was a diasatrous pick last season. THe number of elite OFs that burn people is far less though there are some (Like Sosa and G. Anderson last season).
I still think you draft best player available the first 8-10 rounds no matter what position and let the chips fall where they may. Just make sure you grab at least a couple fo top SPs in that range. If you bypass elite OFs for slightly less valuable $-wise IFs, you are sort of asking to get hurt.
The point is that I have not seen Manny go after Jeter in any league so far. Guillen has gone above Floyd in most leagues, too.
The thing is, I have already gone through and added a tad bit of $ to my IFs over OFs, because of position scarcity. Sure, you don't take say, Edgar Renteria over Gary Sheffield, but what you have to factor in is the GAP between players of the same position. Comparing raw stats between MIs and OFs is preposterous, as the OFs of a lower level will easier outproduce the top MIs.
I think you have begun to reach into what I call...good/bad picks.
Nomar Garciaparra=injury-prone player
Angel Berroa=huge breakout player...couldn't be really depended on to really get back to expectations again.
There are typical overvalued/undevalued players this year, as there normally always are. It's smart to take the undervalued ones and don't take the overvalued ones.