activechamp2006 wrote:Simulacrum wrote:Personally today I would probably take
8 Soriano (if 2b)
missing jason bay in there and a pitcher at number 2? thats just a joke.. no smart manager would take a pitcher before the top 5 hitters.. the best santana should be is at 6.. and i would take bay before santana any day of the week..
Yeah, Bay's an oversight. Not sure where I'd plug him in exactly.
I'm just going to guess that you've never owned Santana. I've got him in a couple of leagues this year and his reliability and consistency to anchor my pitching staff make him more valuable to me than all those other hitters. There is no doubt he's number one SP, and it's a big drop off after him as well. In the first round, if Pujols is gone I'm grabbing him. At the beginning of the season that might have been different, but if I drafted today- Santana is the number 2 pick for me.
Your argument about hitters being 5x more valuable than pitchers doesn't make sense either. Because each hitting category counts for exactly as much as each pitching category.
It's a matter of preference really. Some managers say not to take a pitcher at all in the first three rounds. I don't agree with them either.