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Making Sausage: Troy Tulowitzki Or Stephen Strasburg

Another means to the end post. In his Thursday chat two weeks ago, Keith Law was asked who he'd rather have now between Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki and Toronto Blue Jays LHP Ricky Romero given Romero's great start to his rookie season.

BG (toronto): Ricky Romero - 3GS, 2W's, 1.10 WHIP, 1.71 ERA. Any chance J.P. tells everyone "Tulowitzki who?" by Season's end?

Keith Law: That would be revisionism, since Tulo already had a hugely productive year in 2007 when the Jays were getting squat from short.

I had been thinking the same thing prior to Romero's D.L. stint. Since then, Tulowitzki has continued to struggle at the plate. This poor performance has left the question lingering in my mind to the point I included two chat questions in last Saturday' Fantasy Chat Stew.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Troy Tulowitzki 22 72 9 15 1 2 3 5 11 18 2 1 .208 .313 .403


John Sickels asked his readers who they would rather see on their team San Diego State right-hander Stephen Strasburg or the top hitting prospect in the minor leagues, C Matt Wieters. The results are more surprising than I'd expect given the manna from Heaven that accompanies everything Strasburg does.

What I want to know is who would you rather have - Troy Tulowitzki or Strasburg? Tulowitzki is an accomplished major league shortstop whose costs are controlled through the 2014 season at $31 MM while Strasburg offers the likelihood of being a #1 starter.