A blog post on TSN about the under-valued-ness of Indians DH extraordinaire Travis Hafner got me thinking about where he should be taken in typical 5X5 mixed leagues.
Is there any disputing the following players should be selected prior to Hafner?
Pujols, Soriano, ARod, Howard, Reyes, Santana, Crawford
After that there are a slew of similar players who would likely be taken before him due to the position-eligibility/injury/SB issue i.e. Dave Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Vlad Guerrero, Lance Berkman, David Wright, Chase Utley, Grady Sizemore, Carlos Beltran, Hanley Ramirez.
Even with those players, Hafner would be no worse than 17th overall. Can anyone dispute this or name an additional eight players that would be taken to push Pronk into the third round of a 12-team league?