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Who Would You Rather Have? Troy Tulowitzki or JJ Hardy

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A little while back I wrote a list of Top 10 NL shortstops, and ranked Stephen Drew ahead of Troy Tulowitzki. I am starting to think that maybe I should have ranked JJ Hardy ahead of Tulowitzki also.

In the article, I described Hardy as Tulo-Light? But based on PECOTA's projections, Hardy is projected to have the better year. Take a look:

Last First PA R HR RBI BA OBP SLG
Hardy J.J. 621 78 21 79 .284 .344 .459
Tulowitzki Troy 521 68 15 66 .283 .356 .452

And, here are the projections from Bill James:

Last First PA R HR RBI BA OBP SLG
Hardy J.J. 556 77 23 79 0.273 0.336 0.462
Tulowitzki Troy 500 71 17 80 0.288 0.359 0.466

Hardy's ADP according to MockDraftCentral is 57 in NL only leagues, while Tulkowitzki's is 51. There is also the fact that Tulowitzki is hitting in a lineup that some will consider inferior to the Brewers lineup. On top of that, the humidor has leveled the playing field somewhat over the past few years.