Originally Posted by Plus Plus
A top 15-20 1B at the show who costs 400k per season has enormous value.
I'd simply get rid of the "enormous" in that declaration and leave it at that.
You can find a cheap, productive 1B fairly easily in today's market if you choose wisely. It happens often each year.
Alonso will have to OPS 925+ to be an All Star, perhaps as much as 1.000. As of now, he's not shown that level in the minor leagues. Perhaps it has been a confluence of injury, park, and league, but, as of yet, he's been underwhelming.
That doesn't mean he won't slug as early as this year. But it should definitely be a case of caveat emptor.
(And, fwiw, I have him around 20-25 on that list, not including LFers and others who will move to the 1B position.