Originally written on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Carlos Santana is being drafted 40-50 slots ahead of Miguel Montero this year, and if you go the Santana route, you’re paying for upside. A former top prospect, Santana has highly-regarded offensive potential and could be a major contributor to your team if he realizes that potential. However--they key word is if; Montero actually ranked ahead of Santana last season despite fewer at-bats, and if a repeat is in order, you will have paid a higher price to draft an inferior player. Santana has the higher ceiling, but as I mentioned when I advocated against taking Buster Posey in the 2nd round, I think catcher is a very deep position this year. Oh Yahoo, guys like Aramis Ramirez and Shin-Soo Choo are being drafted after Santana; I would rather grab one of them at that stage in the draft, and get a guy like Montero later for my catcher slot.Average Draft PositionCarlos Santana Mock Draft Central - 50.6 MDC Experts Drafts - 57.2Yahoo - 80.6Miguel MonteroMock Draft Central -  61MDC Experts Drafts - 104.3Yahoo - 123.1table.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; } Carlos Santana (2010-2012) Batting SplitsABRH2B3BHRRBIBBHBPSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSTotal12091792997545117722562631180.2470.3630.4430.806vs. Left39650110302126180163050.2780.3960.4550.851vs. Right8131291894523911614552001130.2320.3470.4370.784Home5898214937323741151124640.2530.3720.4430.815Away62097150381281031105139540.2420.3550.4420.797Pre All-Star6268914740023871312146630.2350.3640.4090.773Post All-Star583901523542890944117550.2610.3630.4790.842table.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; } Miguel Montero (2010-2012) Batting SplitsABRH2B3BHRRBIBBHBPSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSTotal12761663578154221714922298120.280.3630.450.813vs. Left3553781220960281193000.2280.3030.3660.669vs. Right9211292765953315712111205120.30.3850.4820.867Home60278168375121047316147010.2790.3680.4170.785Away6748818944030113766151110.280.3580.4790.837Last 7 Days382510023111000.1320.2140.1580.372Pre All-Star6188317539120103749140110.2830.3660.4470.813Post All-Star65883182424221147513158010.2770.360.4530.813Who would you rather have? Maybe you disagree and think Santana is worth the price--let us know in the comments section!Who Would You Rather Have? Carlos Santana Miguel Montero  pollcode.com free polls 
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