PlayingWithFire wrote:Supposedly Yahoo public setting. I know it's early but those guys aren't likely to go anywhere else
Randy Johnson(I am expecting a bounce back, he wasn't healthy the whole year. I personally wouldn't take him in the first round. What you think?)
Jim Thome(he'll fall like a rock, 6th round? later?)
Eric Gagne(tell me what current closer you will take AFTER Gagne)
Barry Bonds(back to top 10 overall?)
Todd Helton(I think he's definitely worth a 2nd rounder)
Curt Schilling(8th round?)
Aubrey Huff(he'll drop after losing the 3B eligibility, but how far?)
RJ - RJ's value has been severely decreased after this year, but I still think that there will be at least one guy in every league who will take him around the 4th round, which I would say is too early for him and why I would pass. If he falls to the 7th round or later I might take a flier on him depending on my team so far.
Thome - I see Thome going way later than the 6th round if he stays on the Phillies; probably somewhere around the 10-12th. If he gets traded out of Philly (or Howard does) then I could see him going in the 6th round. Remember, just a year ago this was a guy who you would've expected close to 50 HRs from.
Gagne - Gagne is very much a high risk/reward guy. He will probably be a great sleeper in many drafts but I just don't know how effective he (or anyone else) who has had 2 major arm surgeries can be. I'm not a big fan of taking closers early anyways, but I would easily take Rivera, Nathan, K-Rod, Lidge, Wagner ahead of him and I could get guys with much less risk later or off WW.
Bonds - Top 10? Probably not. Late 2nd/Early 3rd? Yeah. It's hard to say how many games he will play but we know that if he is playing he will produce. If the Giants lineup can stay healthy he will probably have more protection that in past years, as well as more R and RBI opps. I probably wouldn't take the risk with him in the 2nd/3rd but I can see him going there. If he falls to the 4th/5th round I would pounce on him.
Helton - After his huge 2nd half I would put him in the mid 2nd round and you might end up getting a bit of a steal even there.
Schilling - I'm not touching him. Period. I don't care how far he drops, I really don't see him coming back. Its unfortunate because he's a great competitor, but I just don't think that he has it in him to be a fantasy producer. Let someone else take the risk on him and he will probably go much earlier than he should anyways.
Huff - Without 3B eligibilty Huff becomes a medoicre 1B/OF backup. He'll put up decent enough numbers but there are plenty of other guys at those positions who I would rather have. If I can get him late in the draft (10th round or later) then I'd grab him but otherwise no.
Konerko - Like everyone else has said, this depends in large part to where he ends up and what kind of protection he gets, but he is a guy who you can count on at this point for solid power numbers out of the 1B spot. I would be happy getting him in the late 3rd/early 4th