fast dogs wrote:Nice lists, I think we have a record for the most thought going into an initial post!
Only really out of whack 1 I see is Nelson Cruz, that avg just doesn't deserve that lofty ranking; I would have gone higher on Hill & S Drew
I admit to being high on Cruz, probably higher than most. I think he is a lock for 30+ home runs and 15+ stolen bases with a good chance of hitting 40/20. I would take a gamble on him rather than selecting somebody like a Nick Markakis, Bobby Abreu or even Carlos Beltran.
I'm also not the kind of guy that drafts Aaron Hill. Sometimes that bites me in the butt, but I am not going to pay for his 36 home runs when he hit 2 the year before. Before his 2009 season he had a career OPS+ of under 100. I think he puts up a line similar to his 2007 #s. I would take him at the right spot but not where I think he will be taken. I have seen people putting him as the #3 2B in 2010. Not a chance I even consider taking him over a proven 2B like Pedroia, Phillips, Cano or Roberts. But again, that is just me.