Originally posted on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 3/19/13
With statistics this close over the last 3 seasons, it is hard to argue who is more valuable, Asdrubal Cabrera or Ian Desmond.  But when looking at the average draft position, you might want to wait a bit on the SS position and land Cabrera in the new look Indians offense.  Unless your league values stolen bases above normal, which Desmond has the advantage, there is nothing Desmond can do that Cabrera can't.Asdrubal will be hitting second in the Cleveland Indians lineup behind Michael Bourn and in front of Jason Kipnis, Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana.  He can add 35 doubles, 15 homers, 70 RBI and a .270 batting average to your team later in drafts.Ian Desmond has something rare at the SS position which is both speed and power.  Hanley Ramirez and Jimmy Rollins were the only other eligible SS to hit 20 homer and steal 20 bases.  When hitting 6th last season, which is where he is slated to bat for the Washington Nationals, Desmond hit .312 over 250 ABs.In Yahoo Leagues, instead of taking Desmond, you can have Ben Zobrist and his multiple position flexibility or Mat Latos!  Instead of taking Cabrera you can have Trumbo, who also provides flexibility and Fernando Rodney.This is one of the tougher Who Would You Rather Have!Average Draft Position:Asdrubal CabreraMock Draft Central - 129.71MDC Experts- 85.1Yahoo - 100.9Ian DesmondMock Draft Central - 90.4MDC Expert - 73.6Yahoo - 69.2table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Asdrubal Cabrera (2010-2012)ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBHBPSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSTotal1540196420835441891212227832130.2730.3330.4190.752As LHB10410279514331318219205000.2680.3310.4200.751As RHB4990141321115839373000.2830.3360.4170.753vs. Left499581413211158393731270.2830.3360.4170.753vs. Right10411382795143313182192052060.2680.3310.4200.751Home759902094112510065151411770.2750.3440.4310.775Away78110621142419895671371560.2700.3220.4070.729Pre All-Star7981142314852610064111311560.2890.3500.4600.810Post All-Star74282189350188957111471770.2550.3150.3750.690table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } Ian Desmond (2010-2012)ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBHBPSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSTotal1622196439871143187931236163210.2710.3130.4170.730vs. Left384501052631342271821360.2730.3210.4580.779vs. Right123814633461830145661127950150.2700.3100.4050.715Home811102213346319848816529130.2630.3080.4340.742Away8119422653512894541963480.2790.3170.4010.718Pre All-Star9331112385082610948420639100.2550.2920.4090.701Post All-Star68985201373177845815524110.2920.3400.4280.768So based on their ADP, which shortstop would you rather have?  Let us know who you vote for in the comments section! Who Would You Rather Have?Asdrubal CabreraIan Desmond  pollcode.com free polls 
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