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Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFT DEBATE: COREY SEAGER/CARLOS CORREA SS

All right it is time to begin the all-important Draft Debate features where we compare two comparable players in order to determine who should be drafted ahead of the other.  Today we go right to the top at shortstop where there is some disagreement over whether Carlos Correa or Corey Seager should be the first from the position off the board.  As always we compare them by using the five standard ROTO categories.

RUNS:  Seager won this one handily last season as he scored 105 to Correa's 76.  With Seager being a bit higher in the order and with a slightly better OBP, he should win out again.
ADVANTAGE:  Corey Seager

STOLEN BASES:  Like with Seager easily winning runs, Correa easily takes stolen bases.  Correa swiped 13 bags to just 3 for Seager last season and both players should be around the same neck of the woods again in 2017.  Correa has the better pure speed and that is not part of Seager's game.
ADVANTAGE:  Carlos Correa

RBI:  Again with Seager hitting second and Correa third last most often last season, the latter is in a better spot to gain RBI as he showed in winning this battle last season by a 96-72 margin.  If the lineup situation remains the same, it should be Corre with the nod.
ADVANTAGE:  Carlos Correa

AVERAGE:  Flat out, Seager is a future batting champion who should not shock anyone if he went out this season an put up a .320 mark.  Correa has been in the .270-range in both his MLB campaigns which falls well short against Seager.
ADVANTAGE:  Corey Seager

HOME RUNS:  Seager won this by a 26-20 margin over Correa and the former is sitting on a 30 for 2017 while the latter seems more of a consistent 20-25 guy.
ADVANTAGE:  Corey Seager

WINNER:  Corey Seager

Seager gets the slight nod and honestly he should be going early in the second round while Correa should go a pick or two later.  Both are supreme talents but Seager has the more higher ceiling despite not being a steals asset.  Seager is the guy you go with in this argument.


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