It is pretty obvious that Peavy is going to go in the first or early second round next year. What I am wondering is where did Peavy go in everybody's draft this year? He seems to have been overlooked until this year. I am in a 13 team 5x5 roto league. We have been doing the league for 4 years, and it is very competitive. Peavy went in the 4th round this year. I guess my league was one that overlooked just how good he is. Pitchers taking before him were: Johnson, Santana Schmidt, Schilling, Oswalt, Hudson, Rivera, Nathan, Clemens and Prior.
I see Santana the only one who was a good pick over Peavy now. I guess at the beginning of the year you could have made the argument that RJ was a better pick too. It just surprises me how everyone in my league underrated Peavy this year. I know I did. I liked him and he was in my top 5 SP, but I now regret taking Oswalt over him. I had him rated right after Oswalt.I guess I didn't expect Houston's offense to be this bad, or San Diego to be this good.
So, just wondering where Peavy went in everyone's draft this year?
In my keeper league, I kept Santana for $15 and Peavy for $3, both of which I drafted auction last year. I think its safe to say I'll be keeping both next year as well.
In this years non-keeper, Santana was the first pitcher taken overall, followed by Johnson, Sheets, Schilling, Schmidt, Gagne, Oliver Perez, THEN Peavy, 24th overall. He went sooner than I thought he would, I was actually waiting another round on him.
Call me crazy....but IF(BIG IF) Josh Beckett stays healthy all season I expect him to be the best pitcher throughout the course of next season. However, if we're talking who will go where in a draft in preparation for next season I have to go with Santana, although Peavy isn't far behind.
I also am happy to have both in my 12-team keeper league. We keep five year-to-year, and it looked like a lot of people had Zambrano ranked ahead of Peavy to start the season. I knew whichever one I didn't keep would get picked first overall in the draft. Ultimately, went with my gut and took the Peavster. I'll be keeping him again next year, along with Santana. A-Rod and Abreu are locked in for two other spots, and Helton and Crawford are battling for the fifth spot.
If it was your team, would you keep Helton or Crawford?
Wow, both on a 10 teamer? Peavy will probably end up being the best value at the end of THIS YEAR, as he might have fell to 4th and 5th rounds in some drafts..
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