bigh0rt wrote:_Simulacrum_ wrote:Beltre in the 18th round?? I'll take him there in every league. If he drops as far as you predict in next years draft I'll take a chance on him for sure- the man's got the talent, he's just got to unlock it. I predict his second year in Seattle is going to make believers out of you guys.
I know I'm in the minority, but I feel this way as well. I don't think Beltre's the 48 HR beast we saw in 2004 (though we did see the potential for that is there), but I don't think he's his 2005 self either. I'm a believer in this kid, and I don't believe the playing for the contract BS for a second, either. If Beltre's around in Round 18, I'd take him with every team I owned. I wouldn't count on him as your #1 3B heading into 2006, but I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if he cracks the Top 10 there for fantasy purposes in '06.
I'm with ya BIG. Beltre is much better then this year. I believe 30 hrs 110 rbis can happen next year. Beltre is a kid who cares. His problem was adjusting to the new pitchers, and the more breaking ball AL. And those 3b rankings don't mean all those guys will outperm Beltre. Glaus is a 250 hitter, Ensberg had 1 great year, i could go on.