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Postby mojowitt » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:14 pm

Okay, I keep seeing quotes like "Pujols is the clear #1 pick", and Pujols is by far the best fantasy player". These guys may be right, but c'mon, Guerreo has to be considered, and i see him going as late as 4 and 5 in 5x5 leagues (behind Beltran, Arod, and in the CBSsportsline and Sportsfanatics drafts, he went after Bonds too). I looked at age, past stats, supporting line-ups, position, and I just dont see how Albert is a clearly better fantasy option. I could use some good convincing here, because Im leaning toward Vlad because of his SB potential, his past shows he's clearly capable of hitting 40+ HR, his support seems better than Albert now that Renteria and Walker are gone, and he is still only 28. Essentially, he does everything Albert does, plus could steal you 30 bases if he feels like it, and 15 if he doesnt. What am I missing here? Someone set me straight!
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Postby Balco » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:19 pm

Vlad no dout ;-D


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Re: Who[i] should[/i] go #1?...

Postby Shlabotnik » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:20 pm

mojowitt wrote:I could use some good convincing here, because Im leaning toward Vlad because of his SB potential


Vlad's days of stealing 30 are over - bank on 15.

You really can't go wrong choosing either Beltran, Vlad or Pujols with your #1. Whatever decision you make will be the best for you, even if everyone else laughs at you.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:27 pm

Beltran is #1 IMO. Most people will say Pujols or Vlad, though.
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Postby philcore » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:30 pm

what!!!!!

a-rod for sure. He'll dominate this year. he has a year under his belt and last year 2nd half he was hitting great. He gets steals to and from a 3b spot which doesn't get many steals. All this nice talk and i still hate the yankees.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:36 pm

i would be fine with taking any of the big 4 first but i would rank them like this

Pujols
Vlad
Arod
Beltran
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Postby AcidRock23 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:34 pm

I'm leaning towards Arod/ Vlad/ Pujols and then Beltran as I lean towards ranking guys like that according to how much traffic their respective teams appear likely to put on base in the preseason.
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Postby jeff926 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:35 pm

arod
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Postby oddmanout7 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:40 pm

IMO

Pujols - 25 years old, not even hit his prime yet
Vlad - 28 years old power, avg and SB
Beltran - hitting his prime SB and power
ARod - numbers dropped off in Yankee Stadium, 3B is deep this year...
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Postby wrveres » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:44 pm

I love it ...

everybody discounts Arod and they always follow it up by saying .. "3B is deep this year" ...

Well its not as deep as 1B of OF, thats for sure ...
and try and find a 3B that will steal bases ..

IMHO ... Its still Arod hands down ...
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