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FLB '06: Thome to the champs

Updated: November 24, 2005, 11:00 AM ET
By Eric Karabell | ESPN Fantasy Games

On the surface it would seem that Jim Thome, with 430 career home runs and owner of the 18th best slugging percentage in baseball history, would be worth far more than Aaron Rowand, whose .736 OPS last season ranked him 116th in 2005, behind Mark Grudzielanek, of all people. Before his lost 2005 season, Thome averaged 47 home runs for the previous four seasons. Rowand, meanwhile, hit fewer home runs last season than Javier Valentin and Rich Aurilia.

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