Found November 07, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
Everybody loves blind resumes. Fans love testing their baseball knowledge and we also love surprises. One of the biggest surprises this year came from the usually deep first base. Normally incredibly deep with power, only five first basemen hit more than 30 home runs in 2012, and none of those five players were taken within the first 15 rounds of most drafts. The following blind resume profiles two first basemen with similar stats, but not-so-similar ADP: (ADPs taken from MockDraftCentral.com) The stat lines are pretty identical here, despite player B receiving 62 less at-bats. Considered one of those few players who you could get after the big name first basemen were gone, Player A, Nick Swisher, put up pretty solid numbers for an 11th round pick. However owners who took a chance on Player B, Garret Jones, were rewarded with numbers that were just as good off the waiver wire. Looking ahead to 2013, Swisher has shown that he is a consistent source of power and RBI. 2012 was his 8th...
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