I suppose, but I wouldn’t recommend him as a starting 1B.
Comment by Mike Axisa — February 17, 2011 @ 1:09 pm
If Cabrera’s performance in Game 163 in 2009 is any indication, it won’t. ;)
Comment by Chuck Hildebrandt — February 17, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
I can’t figure out if Butler is being overrated or Youkilis is being uderrated. Either way I would swap those two.
Comment by pogotheostrich — February 17, 2011 @ 1:38 pm
if Berkman doesn’t outperform Cuddyer this year, i will be surprised. in terms of overall game, cuddyer is another powerless and slow OF year away from being in the dropped third stike throw that hits him in the back running to first base category.
Comment by Mike Axisa — February 17, 2011 @ 3:54 pm
I was with you regarding those 2nd tier 1B and potentially drafting one of them in the 2nd round and a top MI in the first, but based on ADP its just not as simple as that.. Mock Draft Central has A-Gon going 8th, Tex 12th, Howard 16th and Fielder 22nd. So if you go Cano or Tulo first round you ain’t getting A-Gon or Tex thats for sure.. Seems to me like Fielder is the big bargain for top level first baseman this year. Give me pick #2 – you could end up with Hanley/Fielder plus someone like Youkilis, Holliday or Choo. Thats one heII of a solid core.
Comment by DonCoburleone — February 17, 2011 @ 4:45 pm
Butler is being overrated. Unless man-boobs hits .390 that batting average (and runs and RBI’s) will never be high enough to justify 20HR’s out of 1B..
Comment by DonCoburleone — February 17, 2011 @ 4:48 pm
Any chance Alonso breaks camp with the big club as a left field option?