bigh0rt wrote:I anticipate Robinson Cano having a very strong season, and aside from Upton, he may be the best long-term 2B keeper option in the entire league, as Chase closes in on 30 years of age. If I were in a league that allowed you to keep a player indefinitely, and I were trying to turn the team around, Cano would definitely be my top 2B target.
Utter nonsense. Phillips is light-years ahead of Cano. Sure Cano can hit .300-20-100-100, with maybe 10 or so more HRs at his peak. But Phillips already
did that... yeah... and he threw in 30 SBs for good measure. Sure his avg can't compare (at about .275-.285), but do you want .25-.15 points in average or 30 steals? No question here.
In terms of long-term potential, Upton beats Phillips by a small amount with Cano trailing the two. Nothing against Cano, but unless he starts to swipe 20 bags a year, he's not going to match the output of Phillips and Upton in any way.
Side note: I don't by into the Yankee prospect hype. Just because you play for the Yankees doesn't mean you're gonna rock the pants off every fantasy manager. In fact, your value is often over-inflated (see Cano this year). You can grab Kinsler later for better production all around...