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auclairkeithbc wrote:I don't see how Maggs can be considered all that much worse than Markakis for this year. I think their run+rbi totals will be similar. They have similar power, though I'd give the edge to Maggs. Both hit for good average, but Maggs is a very good bet to hit 10 points better. Markakis should steal 7-10 more bases, which is more important than the average advantage of Maggs, but if Maggs hits 3-4 more HRs, they should be pretty close in value.
Now that is more of a criticism of Markakis's impact than an advertisement for Maggs, but it does show that you could do a lot worse than Maggs right now. I think Ellsbury is an ok pick here too, but I'd be scared that he won't get as many ABs as people think (they'll give Baldelli some time in CF too).
hot4tx wrote:The Artful Dodger wrote:hot4tx wrote:I went Mags. I just hate the low HR, low RBI OF (Ellsbury) this early. Just think you're paying too much to put yourself in a big hole in those two cats. I'd take Dunn next and then probably Ellsbury.
By the same token, Ordonez doesn't offer much power-wise that you can't get in later rounds from other OF further down. After Reyes, I don't think there's anyone but Ellsbury capable of stealing 50 bases without being a total detriment in BA.
Depends oh how you're defining "power". He'll only give you mid-20s in HRs but he's a lock for 100+ RBI. There's not many players left that can give you that and the ones that do won't hit .300 for you (Dunn, etc).
hot4tx wrote:Again my big problem is having that HUGE deficiency in HR and RBI from everyone else's #2OF. IMO its too hard to make that up. I like to get my SBs from MI, where the hit you take in HR and RBI from the average opponents MI is much smaller, or from a collection of 20-10 SB guys instead of one 40+ SB guy. Every year I look at different draft scenarios and taking an early low-HR, low-RBI OF just always ends up projecting lower than a team of balanced hitters or a 2B or SS as my SB specialist. Or even looking for "cheap steals" late as a backup to supplement my team.
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