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Re: who would u take with the 2nd pick?!

Postby Athrun340 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:09 pm

am i the only one whos gonna take Ryan Howard 2nd overall?
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Re: who would u take with the 2nd pick?!

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:13 pm

If you were drafting in my league, yes...we count K's as a hitting category...Howard kills you there...
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Re: who would u take with the 2nd pick?!

Postby saemick » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:12 am

I agree its a tough call, but I'd be tempted to take Reyes too. his steals (very few people can come close to his) makes up for the lack of power. Of course Hanley was only a few off, but Reyes has a MUCH better lineup around him.

In all honesty, i think you can go wrong with any of these 3 + Holliday.
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Re: who would u take with the 2nd pick?!

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:14 am

Athrun340 wrote:am i the only one whos gonna take Ryan Howard 2nd overall?

I actully think Howard will be the #1 Overall Fantasy Player in '08. Problem is, I'm not sure I have the stones to draft him that high. I'm actually hoping for a middle pick, so he'll fall to me.
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Re: who would u take with the 2nd pick?!

Postby NZ Eff » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:56 am

The problem is that Howard will be lucky to hit .270 and that's why he should not go anywhere near No.1 1
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Re: who would u take with the 2nd pick?!

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:29 am

bigh0rt wrote:
Athrun340 wrote:am i the only one whos gonna take Ryan Howard 2nd overall?

I actully think Howard will be the #1 Overall Fantasy Player in '08. Problem is, I'm not sure I have the stones to draft him that high. I'm actually hoping for a middle pick, so he'll fall to me.


There seems to be a bit of a sheep mentality when drafting this year. Favourites of the sheep include "Don't take pitching early" and "Don't be a reacher" etc
I really like ideas like this one of bigh0rts.
Isn't it a boring game if everyone drafts to their so-called slots?
I don't necessarily agree with Howard being number one right now (a 50-20 season at 3B should give you number 1 spot), but I can see how Howard could separate himself from the pack if there is another weak power year.
Nice work ;-D
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Re: who would u take with the 2nd pick?!

Postby cards05 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:26 am

NZ Eff wrote:The problem is that Howard will be lucky to hit .270 and that's why he should not go anywhere near No.1 1


Please defend this. His massive power and LD% has always allowed him to make up for his lousy contact rate. The major projection systems have him between .274 and .303. I'd put him at .285 or so, near the middle.
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Re: who would u take with the 2nd pick?!

Postby Zhangman1 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:07 am

i take hanley

he was about 10 fewer steal than reyes and a good deal more power. Plus, if you dont take hanley, who's ur SS gonna be? I guess you might get rollins if your league isnt too big, but if you pass on wright, you probably can still get ARam. You lose in the stls but you can probably make that up later on.
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Re: who would u take with the 2nd pick?!

Postby Simulacrum » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:16 am

bigh0rt wrote:
Athrun340 wrote:am i the only one whos gonna take Ryan Howard 2nd overall?

I actully think Howard will be the #1 Overall Fantasy Player in '08. Problem is, I'm not sure I have the stones to draft him that high. I'm actually hoping for a middle pick, so he'll fall to me.


Nice write up Hortster. ;-D

I'd take Holliday with the #2 pick.
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