Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
Well, the first thing you can do to set your mind straight is to understand that Willy Taveras actually has no fantasy value...
Dude- I understand he has no value now. A few years ago when he stole all those bases he had value, evidenced by the cheat sheet I posted.
Here's another, showing him as the 34th overall outfielder in 2007: http://www.scribd.com/doc/231359/ESP...l-5x5-Rankings
While I realize he has no value now, why would you ever play in a system that ever made a player like that have value?
At #34, he is a starting outfielder in a 12 team league.
This ranking comes the year after he slugged .338, but because he stole 33 bases he's a starter.
It would hold true for any player of this caliber, really, because the 5x5 knuckleheads live in some world where stolen bases are awesome, even if the dude getting them has an OPS under .700.
It's silly and gives false value to bad players.
The same people who try to limit value by playing "NL only" or AL only" then turn right around and expand value to an atrocity like Taveras or Michael Bourn the year he hit .229 but stole 41 bases.
If my team beats yours by 100 homers and you steal one more base than mine, we're even.
That's messed up.