Grounded Polo wrote:It seems silly to draft a 30 year old with prospects. None of us seriously know about Fukudome anyway so it's hard to put him anywhere. I think there's only 8 definite top prospects anyway (the 6 I listed plus Maybin and Kershaw) and then 9-25 is basically interchangeable so he could fit anywhere in that range. The 6 I listed are the group that are the safest blend of potential and proven production. Kershaw issues alot of walks and Maybin is still more tools than numbers at this point.
Age aside, I think Fuku's stats in Japan are more impressive than, say, Rasmus' numbers in the minors. I agree he's not a potential top 25 fantasy player ever, and maybe Rasmus is, but if you're looking for production over a 4 year span, I'd take Fukudome in the top 5 or 6.