Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red
Wily Taveras has no value in a 10 or 12 team mixed 5x5 league. If he is owned, the owner has no business playing fantasy.
I was referring to the previous version of Taveras, but it holds true for any guy who has a bunch of steals, regardless of his success rate or how lousy his other stats are.
Check out this cheat sheet for 2008- Willy is ranked ahead of Todd Helton, Jermaine Dye, Javy Vazquez, Tim Lincecum.
As the 101st ranked player, he would start in a 10 or 12 team league.
Anyone who steals 50 bases is roster fare in a 5x5 league (as Taveras did the season before). If steals count as much as homers, why wouldn't you have him? Yeah, 50 homers equals 50 steals, that sounds about right.
If you want to live in that world, you'll love a 5x5 league LOL....