Originally Posted by Red Leader
Yeah, don't forget Cantu scored 20 less runs than Utley, had 15 less stolen bases (16-1) and 19 BB's compared to Utley's 69 (which is a stat in our league).
I see what you're saying about being able to wait and get Cantu, but I think Utley's numbers are going to be crazy this year. I already posted my prediction for him at .290 AVG. 31 HR 116 RBI 108 runs and 19 SB's, and I think that might be pretty close if not a little low. I think he'll run more this year because Abreu will run less, if that makes sense. I also think he'll improve on his 69 BB's, and I have some doubt that Cantu will be able to improve or repeat last year's numbers
I won't disagree with your assessment of Utley. I believe he is worth a late first round pick. I wanted to point out that there are other comparable players at that position.