Izenhart wrote:Ok I'll rephrase it to 'I don't understand why people like Neil Walker considering where he gets picked.' He hurts you in 4 categories, only BA does he bring positive value from a 12 team replacement level. In a 14 team league he's still the kind of play you only use when all other options have run out.
He's going 167 overall, ahead of value picks Torii Hunter, Homer Bailey, Ichiro Suzuki and ahead of these MI Aybar, Kendrick, Scutaro, Bonifacio, Hardy, Ackley, Cabrera and a guy I feel is going way too low Michael Young. All of these guys have limited value and you can wait until the tier is getting close to dry before giving in. Even later options like Simmons and Segura have upside value and Daniel Murphy should have similar stats for someone going 115 picks later.
I don't think he hurts you in any category, and he has power advantages over many of those MI (and other advantages over Hardy, Ackley). Plus, 2B can't be compared to SS on an even keel -- second is looking particularly weak. I do worry about health, but when right, the production's been solid.