I didn't say they put him at #2, I said he was ranked there at the end of the season. I also don't understand why you think Ellsbury loses significant value to Reyes solely due to position scarcity. OF is not nearly as deep as it may seem.
wow, how was he ranked ahead of kemp and crawford, assuming braun is #1? that is just dumb, IMO. yes, ellsbury is probably the best speedster in fantasy baseball right now, but i don't think SB should be ranked as high because it only a stolen base only affects 1 category, whereas if a player hits a homer, you get a run, HR, rbi, and a boost in avg...4 cats. i know maybe im biased because i hate the sox, but i can still look at the stats objectively. the only elite stat ells provides is sb, everything else is good/mediocre.
ells 09 stats: .301-94-8-60-70
other guys ranked (ESPN) in 2010 around the same spot:
troy tulo 09: .297-101-32-92-20
mauer 09: .365-94-28-96-4 (altho i'd never draft a catcher this early)
kinsler 09: .253-101-31-86-31
longo 09: .281-100-33-113-9
i'd even take holliday or sizemore ahead of ells. maybe it's just my draft strategy, so everyone has their preferences, but cheap speed can be had later like bourn (.285-97-3-35-61) but i prefer to grab the big power/speed combo guys like kinsler, kemp, tulo early and draft an entire team of double digit speed guys, rather than rely on 1 player for my sb.