djxskillz wrote:yeah but vlad has history by his side ... holliday has had one good year. If holliday keeps up what he is doing right now...i wouldn't be surprised if holliday was taken before vlad next year. I can see him going early 2nd round....maybe in some leagues he'll go late first. But top 5?? no way....you see holliday going before the likes of Arod, pujols, reyes, crawford, mcab, utley, santana? i don't...
i agree with you somewhat. holliday is a 1st round pick for me next year. only reason he wasn't this year was because the lack of a track record. 2 years is enough track record for me.
i do see holliday going before crawford (overrated - people keep saying he'll hit 20+ bombs eventually, but hasn't yet and isn't on track to this year either; a glorified rafael furcal), and on even par with mcab (holliday has shown more power than mcab - never hit more than 33 homers, he might eventually, but i want to see it first before taking him over a guy who's actually done it already; holliday and mcab's average is the same), and maybe santana. reyes better start hitting some homers and prove that his powersurge last year wasn't a fluke. otherwise, i might take holliday over him too.
arod and pujols are still the two top monsters of the game of course.
i think utley's 2b eligibility puts him over holliday.