But in a vacuum, with all the 20-10 guys out there, it's strategically sound to avoid high-power, low-average run producers with no speed in favor of well-rounded, 20-10 types, in the early rounds or even later rounds (Jayson Werth anyone?).
What did I learn: Draft Howard late in the first or early in the second and laugh when he hits .265 with 50 bombs and 150 RBI. Let someone else reach for Werth in the 10th. I feel sometimes it's more valuable to understand your opponents' information...
I tend to agree with Berry here. I'd rather have a team of guys like Rollins, Soriano, Votto, Rios, Kemp, Victorino, McLouth, Abreu, Beltre, Werth, Torii, Hart, Milledge, Dukes, Spillborgs, Alexei, Phillips, etc...
And here's where I'm coming from: What happens to your team when Howard goes down with a (insert DL item here) injury? Your team is screwed with mediocre power numbers. I'd rather have a wide range of Markaki (plural for Markakis) on my team, so that the blow is relatively soft if one of them goes down for injury or if one of them disappoints in offense. You can fill in guys like Werth if they get injured, but if Howard goes down or does worse than expected, you're pretty much at his mercy.
At worst, a team with the guys I mentioned ends up 3rd or 4th in power numbers, and then what? If you need points, you won't have to climb back from 8th place, but rather, you can add a guy like Carlos Gomez for more speed or Burrell for power without it really hurting your other categories much.
Draft balance in everything and you'll be okay when you need to fill in the pieces.