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Postby tuff_gong » Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:42 pm

These are from early January, and granted it is ESPN, but what do you guys think?

1. Alex Rodriguez, 3B, Yankees (30)
2. Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals (26)
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B, Rangers (25)
4. Vladimir Guerrero, OF, Angels (30)
5. Miguel Cabrera, OF/3B, Marlins (22)
6. David Wright, 3B, Mets (23)
7. Carl Crawford, OF, Devil Rays (24)
8. Miguel Tejada, SS, Orioles (29)
9. Johan Santana, SP, Twins (27)
10. Carlos Beltran, OF, Mets (28)
11. Manny Ramirez, OF, Red Sox (33)
12. Andruw Jones, OF, Braves (28)
13. Alfonso Soriano, 2B, Nationals (30)
14. Derrek Lee, 1B, Cubs (30)
15. Jason Bay, OF, Pirates (27)
16. David Ortiz, DH, Red Sox (30)
17. Travis Hafner, DH, Indians (28)
18. Jake Peavy, SP, Padres (24)
19. Chase Utley, 2B, Phillies (27)
20. Bobby Abreu, OF, Phillies (32)
21. Jose Reyes, SS, Mets (22)
22. Felix Hernandez, SP, Mariners (19)
23. Michael Young, SS, Rangers (29)
24. Adam Dunn, OF/1B, Reds (26)
25. Roy Oswalt, SP, Astros (28)
26. Jimmy Rollins, SS, Phillies (27)
27. Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners (32)
28. Grady Sizemore, OF, Indians (23)
29. Ben Sheets, SP, Brewers (27)
30. Todd Helton, 1B, Rockies (32)
31. Rich Harden, SP, Athletics (24)
32. Chone Figgins, OF/3B/2B, Angels (28)
33. Carlos Lee, OF, Brewers (29)
34. Roy Halladay, SP, Blue Jays (28)
35. Derek Jeter, SS, Yankees (31)
36. Lance Berkman, 1B/OF, Astros (30)
37. Dontrelle Willis, SP, Marlins (24)
38. Hideki Matsui, OF, Yankees (31)
39. Paul Konerko, 1B, White Sox (30)
40. Chris Carpenter, SP, Cardinals (30)
41. Eric Chavez, 3B, Athletics (28)
42. Carlos Zambrano, SP, Cubs (24)
43. Rickie Weeks, 2B, Brewers (23)
44. Mark Prior, SP, Cubs (25)
45. Aramis Ramirez, 3B, Cubs (27)
46. Josh Beckett, SP, Red Sox (25)
47. Ryan Howard, 1B, Phillies (26)
48. Victor Martinez, C, Indians (27)
49. Francisco Rodriguez, RP, Angels (24)
50. Rafael Furcal, SS, Dodgers (28)
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Postby tuff_gong » Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:46 pm

my initial reactions are that Reyes needs to be moved down a few spots, and Victor up a few spots.
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Postby chris8 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:26 pm

I wouldn't move Vmart up at all. 48th - end of the 4th round? Sounds about right to me. I certainly wouldn't draft him before then.

As for the others...

Too high: A. Jones, Soriano, Reyes, Felix, Willis, Beckett

Too low: ARam, Figgins, Bay, perhaps Utley
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Postby teddy ballgame » Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:29 pm

I think Ortiz is too low. 8-o
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Postby jskidder » Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:14 pm

i think there's way too much space between miggy and m young. i'd move tejada down and young up a bit.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:21 pm

chris8 wrote:I wouldn't move Vmart up at all. 48th - end of the 4th round? Sounds about right to me. I certainly wouldn't draft him before then.

As for the others...

Too high: A. Jones, Soriano, Reyes, Felix, Willis, Beckett

Too low: ARam, Figgins, Bay, perhaps Utley


I agree with everyting here. I'd also move Tejada and Beltran down slightly and Young up.
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Postby Yoda » Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:22 pm

No knock on Vlad and Teixeira but... Miggy is definitely a better keeper than them.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:26 pm

Yoda wrote:No knock on Vlad and Teixeira but... Miggy is definitely a better keeper than them.


I assume you mean Cabrera (not Tejada :-o ) and I think that's a fair point. I'd keep Cabs over Vlad and I'd have to fight myself to decide whether to take him or Teix.
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Postby ClassifiedInfo » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:09 pm

Could you really take Miggy over Tex when Miggy is surrounded by that awful Marlins lineup and Tex is in the loaded Rangers lineup?
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Postby Yoda » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:13 pm

ClassifiedInfo wrote:Could you really take Miggy over Tex when Miggy is surrounded by that awful Marlins lineup and Tex is in the loaded Rangers lineup?


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