biju wrote:Tavish wrote:There isn't a wide gap between Rolen and Chavez in any department, but Rolen has the edge in all of them. Power and speed they are about equal, but Rolen is the better overall hitter in terms of average, obp, slg, and (consequently) ops. Rolen is arguably the best defensive 3B in the game while Chavez is in the top 5. Again there is not a big margin but Rolen is the better player. As far as upside the age difference isn't even all that great in Chavez's favor, he is only about 2 1/2 years younger.
Rolen isn't the best player in baseball right now, but he is the best 3B.
I'm probably going to get slapped into next week for this, but talking from a non-fantasy perspective (and probably not from a money perspective either) I still would rather have A-Rod.
Now if you're talking bang for your buck, Rolen is probably the man.
Rolen is the best 3B right NOW. Right now meaning July 5th. Overall, A-Rod is obviously the better player and Chavez is up there too.
Just because Rolen is playing the best NOW doesn't nessicarily mean he's the best player in baseball. Again, Carlos Guillen is playing great, does that mean he's better than Jeter, Nomar and Tejada? Of course not. Same thing with Rolen only he's alot closer to the pack than the likes of Guillen.