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I am pretty sure he is going to be rated extremely low and for good reason; however, if he performs even remotely close to how he did last year he is worth a second-3rd round pick. How high would you pick him? I am thinking about jumping 6th if he is still there.
If he would have finished the season without the steroid issue he'd have only been a late 2nd, early 3rd to me.
He was only on pace for 15 HR and 18 SB last year. He's never hit 20 HR and only had 20 SB once. Those two stats matter a lot more for me in the early rounds. I think the 7th-9th rounds is about where he'll go in most drafts. Even if he is as good as last year that .346 BA is not repeatable and he doesn't do much else.