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Postby xeifrank » Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:40 pm

Freshly drafted Yahoo live draft team... standard 5x5, 12 teams...

Took a catcher with my last pick.... Thoughts?

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C Bengie Molina
1B Travis Hafner
2B Ryan Freel
3B Hank Blalock
SS Nomar Garciaparra
OF Vladimir Guerrero
OF Gary Sheffield
OF Jose Guillen
UTIL Steve Finley
SP Ben Sheets
SP Rich Harden
RP Guillermo Mota
RP Shingo Takatsu
P Greg Aquino
P Livan Hernandez
P Orlando Hernandez
BENCH Randy Wolf
BENCH Jeff Bagwell
BENCH Chris Burke
BENCH Bronson Arroyo
BENCH Yhency Brazoban
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:03 pm

what - no one will rate your team xei?

now there's an injustice: the guy who created the mock draft software cant even get his team rated on the Cafe. damn shame.
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Avg Rs.
Good HRs
Good RBIs
Below Avg SBs
Very Good BA


Offensively, Freel cant be a starter for you - not until he's starting regularly, so IMO thats a pretty big hole you need to fill. You backed him up with another guy with almost no ML experience. Its been my experience that when you take a gamble on a longshot, you dont back it up with another gamble on a longshot. :-?
The rest of your offense (outside of Molina) is great - 1B, SS, 3B, and OF are rock solid. Bags on the bench is nice.

Pitching is ok. Sheets is a top 5 stud. Harden is a poor #2 IMO - I want more than that as my #2, but thats just me. Livan is an ok #3. The rest of your starters are sleeper types, which is fine, just be ready to move on the ww. Mota is a poor #1 closer - as is Takatsu. I feel there is a greater risk with Mota than what his draft price suggests - I really do think Takatsu will have a better yr and will draft him ahead of Mota. Aquino has about a 50/50 chance of being on the WW by mid April.

Overall I think you have an avg team here xei - with some trades and WW pickups you should contend.

Good Luck, and thanks for all the hard work you put into the free software - I know its helped out a lot of people.
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Postby squirtle » Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:29 pm

I like yer bats but I think 2b is killing you...freel isn't the man for all the reasons stated above...not a big fan of molina but its hard to judge him as yer last pick without seeing who else is out there...we had a 12 team draft with 2 catchers each though and I think Molina is still on the wire...my backup is Closser and I'd rather throw the dice on him than have Molina this year

pitching is ok I think...your RP is fine I believe and Mota might be risky but just monitor the wire and if someone pops up you can grab em...maybe put a backup pitcher like Mike Gonzalez if he's available, or even Marte on yer bench if you have the room...someone will fail...starting wise I love Sheets but I think you'll have to keep an eye out for hot young commoditites on the rise

hope this helps :)
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