From a fantasy perspective, they're valuable because of their speed. Reyes has almost twice as many stolen bags. Reyes also plays in a much better lineup, meaning more runs and RBI opportunities. There's really nothing that would make you take Hanley over Reyes for fantasy purposes at the moment.
Originally Posted by ChrisLDuncan
As for why Hanley's underrated, it's because he plays in Florida. If Ramirez played in New York and Reyes in Florida, we'd be talking about how underrated Reyes is.
I disagree with the notion that Ramirez is playing way better than Reyes anyway. Ramirez's lead in OPS is because he's got 7 homers to Reyes's 2, but Jose still has more extra base hits. And this is while Reyes is in the midst of a week slump.
They're a toss up.
And I completely disagree with using their career stats to talk about where they are now. Reyes is a completely different player than he was when he came up at 21. He was also younger than Hanley, so he got less time to grow in the minors.
Last edited by The Great Nom; 05-28-2007 at 07:48 PM.
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