After conducting a number of mock drafts the hardest pick for me is always round 2.
Some picks that come to mind are Crawford, Rolen, Beltre and Schmidt. Obviously if an Abreu or a Helton slip you're set. But where do you go otherwise? I think Schmidt may be the best value.
He could produce close to the level of Johnson and Santana. I believe he's the only other top tier starter.
Assuming a 5x5 roto league who are some of your favorite round two picks and why?
And since I saw it mentioned in another thread, don't even consider taking M-Cab in the 2nd. He's not that good yet, don't waste an early pick on him. People go crazy over Teix and Cabrera because they're young but that also means they're volatile and unproven. I can't believe anybody would consider thsoe two over Sheff and Beltre. And even Edmonds.
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I don't believe in contract years.. Contract years don't alter your ability to hit the ball.
Contract years work for players like JD Drew, who put in 100% effort, and don't sit out with minor injuries like other years, to get their paycheck. But Beltre, he's always had talent, but he's never put it together. Not that he sat out stupid injuries, or didn't give effort.