My thoughts on my hitters ..
Now JD Closser
has a little rookie risk sure, but come on, its fricking Colorado!! Ever hear of Garret Atkins? What about Holliday? Clint Barmes anybody?
All Undated. Even for a 1°°. Even in a keeper league?
Has everybody forgotten the Coors effect?
This is frickin' roto right?
To be honest with you, this is the first draft I have ever been in where there the Colorado Rockies did not get swooped up. In total, only (4) Rockies were even drafted.
Only Todd Helton 39°°, went for more than 7°°
I am shocked by that fact! Shocked!
I can only say this, I hope that the dice fall that way in my money leagues, I really do.
Either way ...
When JD travels away from the friendly confines of Colorado, I have a Catcher eligible guy who plays everyday. Brandon Inge's
sole purpose is to be a 2°° backup for three positions in a daily league. What a sweet bonus that one of those positions just happens to be catcher. Zero keeper value
. 19°° - 1B ... Justin Morneau
11°° - 1B/OF ... Shawn Green
Well since we are making 5°° wagers .. I got another one. "Who wants to bet me that Justin Morneau
hits 35 jacks this season? (Barring injury of course) 5°°anybody? A bit over priced sure, but I love the kid. I just do. Sorry! I will probably have him on many rosters this season, and I would have gone 25°° ..
I got a spurned Shawn Green
to fill in nicely on Justin’s day of rest. You guys know Shawn Green right? In the last 7 years, he has only missed 25 games, and only 11 of those games were missed over the last 5 years. Yes, that includes Yom Kippur! As a matter of fact, during Shawn’s stay in that pitchers haven, Chavez Ravine, he averaged .280/101/32/102/13 for the boys in blue and they rewarded him buy paying their division rival to take him away.
Now Shawn gets to take his gig to the batter friendly BOB? The fact he plays OF too is a huge bonus. Look for him on my roster everyday ... 11°° ... 9°° - 2B/SS/3B ... Juan Uribe
1°° - OF/2B (soon) ... Jerry Hairston
A wonderful infield utility in Juan Uribe
. He plays 3 positions and should bat #2 in a daily league. Perfect! Mookie! I would have went 11°°
Now Jerry Hairston
could end up being my steal of the draft (no pun intended) for years to come. I figure that once Dusty gets a taste of what a badly needed leadoff hitter can do for him, he will have no qualms about benching Walker and playing him at 2B for at least five games. An even better scenario would be 25 games.
I will take the cheap steals for the next 5 years.