mak1277 wrote:Someone needs to explain to me why you'd draft Reyes ahead of him in a redraft, but not in a keeper? Aren't they roughly the same age?
I would take Reyes above him in either.
But I think the logic behind that generally is that you can expect Cabrera to improve as a hitter year-to-year, potentially developing into an annual MVP/Triple Crown candidate.
Reyes, on the other hand, gets the bulk of his value as a basestealer, and that's more volatile over the course of a career. As his legs get older, potential injuries take a toll or even a switch to a manager less prone to let him steal bases, his fantasy future is a lot more murky.
This is precisely why I'd rather build a keeper team around a Pujols or a Miguel Cabrera than a Jose Reyes or a Carl Crawford. But that's just me.