haha, good point thursday on the WHIR- cut me some slack it's my 2nd day
as far as felipe, i realize that he's just hot right now, but the rest of his offensive numbers are far from gaudy. it's the blazing speed that seems to have taken everyone by surprise. speed doesnt go in a slump or get hot. you either have speed or you dont. you either have the green light or you don't. that's pretty much it. (i realise its not QUITE that simple, but for arguments sake lets assume it is). felipe keeping up the pace and stealing 50+ isnt nearly as unlikely as someone like gomes keeping the pace and hitting 60 HR.
I whole heartedly agree that carl crawford is the most overrated thing since sliced bread, but i also think that this year's version of felipe is what the hype machine has projected for crawford all these years.
As far as him not being a first rounder. Just to use an example from my draft, chone figgins went 15th overall. subtract 10 steals and add 15-20 homeruns and I'd say you have a late first round type value, no?