Ender wrote:I'd take Cabrera in roto for sure, I might take Howard in H2H though where power means more.
The difference between a .320 AVG and a .275 AVG more than makes up for the other stats in my opinion. I could also see Cabrera beating Howard by 25 runs this year. It also isn't out of the question that Cabrera is back to 8 or 9 SB as Detroit doesn't mind sending the middle of their order.
Well said, especially with M-Cab being well, more streamlined, to steal a few bags.
I'm debating about this in preparation for my H2HWS drafts when OPS is counted for in addition. M-Cab's a better bet to produce very well in 5 cats (counting OPS) and should outpace Howard in R, BA, but Howard has 50 HR potential and can carry a squad in power for weeks on end. I think the clincher for me is the fact that a top 5 quality 3B is harder to come by and you would still be sitting pretty if you grabbed a Derrek Lee/Adrian Gonzalez type.