A few days ago, I asked my Twitter followers the following question:
If you had to draft for 2015 today, who would you take with the #2 pick, assuming Trout went 1?— Ray Guilfoyle (@faketeams) August 20, 2014
My choice would be Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw as he dominates in all four categories, and there is no other hitter beside Angels outfielder Mike Trout that dominates four categories. Then again, an argument can be made that Trout no longer steals bases, but that article is for another day.
Here are some of the responses I received:
@faketeams probably Stanton.— Dug Fister (@DugFister) August 20, 2014
I can't disagree with taking Giancarlo Stanton second overall in 2015. He is hitting for a high average, is on pace for 40 bombs and has stolen double digit bags.
@faketeams Kershaw— Baseball Gurus (@BaseballSavage2) August 20, 2014
Also Trout. Rules be damned. RT @faketeams: If you had to draft for 2015 today, who would you take with the #2 pick, assuming Trout went 1?— Bret Sayre (@dynastyguru) August 20, 2014
Bret really wants Trout I see. Can't blame him.
Then there was this interesting response from a follower:
@faketeams Huge assumption. I'm taking Kershaw 1-1— Juanito (@BensPapa) August 20, 2014
Umm....yeah, a good argument can be made to take Kershaw at 1. A very good argument, I think.
Here is his reasoning:
@faketeams For fantasy purposes,Trout might be kinda over-rated.People get too caught up on his full game, but SBs are down, no points for D— Juanito (@BensPapa) August 20, 2014
I wouldn't say he is over-rated, but.....he just might be.
@faketeams goldy— Jared Rost (@fsports4life) August 20, 2014
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will certainly get some love at 2, but his power was a bit down this season, and his power production could take a hit coming back from the hand injury.
There were a few more calls for Stanton and Kershaw at 2, and Andrew McCutchen and Miguel Cabrera as well.
So, who would you take at #2 overall in 2015 drafts, assuming Mike Trout was off the board? Let's hear it in the comments section.
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