Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
As we continue to get closer to the fantasy baseball season, its now the appropriate time to revisit out TOSS UP feature where I compare two almost evenly matched players at the same position and break it down in an effort to decide who is the better guy to draft when the lock is ticking and you are going back and forth on who to select. Today we start at the always deep 1B position and look at the Reds' Joey Votto and the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. Both guys had huge 2010 seasons and both have an ADP (average draft position) that is almost equal. So lets try and break the deadlock and see who I think is the guy you should pick if you are lucky enough to be in position to draft one of these two. As always we will look at how each breaks down in the five hitting ROTO categories (avg, runs, home runs, rbi, and sb).
Average: Both Votto and Cabrera are among the best average hitters in all of baseball as the former hit .324 in 2010 and the latter hit .328. The one caveat here however is the fact that Votto benefited from some luck with a higher than it should BAPIP. Also Cabrera has back-to-back seasons over .320 so he is the more stable commodity as far as being able to hit that high consistently. Votto surely will hit .300 but maybe not to the level Cabrera is at.
Advantage: Miguel Cabrera