shortsavage wrote:I am a HUGE Aubrey Huff fan! But you guys are kidding yourselves if you think he is worth more than Berkman. They are not in the same league (no pun intended ).
Berkman is only a year older than Huff. Lets compare their numbers when they were both 26 (2002 for Berkman and 2003 for Huff), and let them tell the keeper story.
Berkman: 42 Hr, 106 Runs, 128 RBIs, 8 sb and a .292 BA
Huff: 34 Hr (-8), 91 Runs (-15), 107 RBIs ( -21), 2 sb (-6) and a .311 BA (+0.19)
Berkman was an elite outfielder in an "off" year. He was better than Huff too. How could Huff have more value going into draft day?
Berkman plays for an offensively stong team in a offensive park. Huff plays in a decent offensive team in a not so offensive park. Huff is not going to improve as much from 2003 to 2004 as he did from 2002 to 2003. Berkman will likely post a better season than he did in 2003.
Talent:Talent, how could Huff be a better pick than Berkman?
How was Berkman better than Huff as an elite outfielder in an off year. Huff was significantly better than Berkman last year.