bayside wrote:The link is right there. Maybe it takes you to a different page than it does for me.
Or maybe you interpret the facts differently than I see them.
Either way I would trust the stats that that I see in black and white on Fangraphs (baseball ref) way more than I would trust some graphic on MLB Network. Ive seen some pretty horrendous "analysis" on there and they arent always all that accurate with their info.
No matter what, I dont see any logical argument for keeping this guy out of the top 5.
The link doesn't work (it just shows the 2013 totals) and yes I did the same exact thing you did on Fangraphs only a few days earlier, the results changed because of a big game. You know what happens in the season matters, when I did mine Votto was ahead of Cabrera on the 2013 season, now Cabrera is ahead by a wide margin. They are that close where one or two big game still does change things. Cabrera is now 13 pts ahead of him which is another 3 pts ahead than when I checked it last time and it is only 1 or 2 games later now. Also I didn't say he isn't a top 5 pick, don't put words in my mouth. I said he has never earned top 5 fantasy value in a season. Of course all of this is so arbitrary that it is silly that you are stuck on it. We can disagree on something and it isn't a crime, I think Votto is the best hitter in baseball, you think Cabrera is, big deal. The fact the 'best' by a stat changes on a weekly basis just reinforces that they are neck and neck.
To keep this on topic some, yeah Goldschmidt is awesome. I would have to burn a 3rd round pick to keep him next year and I'm pretty sure I'll do it. I think I might keep him at a 1st round pick since 5 keepers dilutes the talent pool enough that you aren't likely to get someone outside the 1st 2 rounds in value.