Nerfherders wrote:I hadnt really thought about it but it looks like if you dont get a SS in the first round you may as well not worry about the position.
Well... that's kind of where I'm at odds. I do still think there is value in the falling veterans out there (Reyes/Rollins/Jeter), I just doubt that they'll be there at the value that I'll assign to them because there will be at least a handful of owners in every league who still think they're top-flight SS (based on distant history). Of course, it doesn't do you much good if you pay a premium (however slight) to get one of these three and then have to back them up with one of the lower-tier kids anyway because of durability issues.
I'm already itching to get some projections put together and start some mocks... Maybe I'm over-reacting here, but I really think that this is going to be one of the critical issues that makes or breaks teams during next years' drafts. Once some of the offseason transactions are under way and we start getting a look at rosters it'll become a lot clearer, but for right now I'm think that there's no other spot on the field with this kind of scarcity. Just about every other position (except maybe RP) has a very gradual decline from the top- to bottom-tier guys.