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Postby nsulham » Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:35 am

There's already a SS thread like this but I'm personally interested in seeing what 2B looks like and how you're approaching the position in your drafts. Thanks.
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Postby SouthBronxBombers » Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:38 am

I tbink as with any other position it depends on what the needs of your team are. Obviously you want to get one of the big three if you can, Soraino, Utley or Kent. After that, it comes down to whether you want a little speed but sacrifice some average, or take average in someone like Polanco. If I can't get one of the big guns, I just wait on the position and fill out the rest of my team and then take the best player that fits my needs.
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Postby pangbones » Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:43 am

SouthBronxBombers wrote:I tbink as with any other position it depends on what the needs of your team are. Obviously you want to get one of the big three if you can, Soraino, Utley or Kent. After that, it comes down to whether you want a little speed but sacrifice some average, or take average in someone like Polanco. If I can't get one of the big guns, I just wait on the position and fill out the rest of my team and then take the best player that fits my needs.


Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Postby hooligan1 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:13 am

I've been generally waiting until the mid to late rounds and grabbing guys like Freel or Ellis. Assuming these guys can both stay healthy, they have a chance of being as good as any 2B outside of the top three. Soriano I simply don't like for this year, esp since my money league counts OBP and and batter K's. Coupled with his middling AVG and new power sapping ballpark, he simply isn't worth a pick before the middle rounds (at least in my league)........ Is anybody else a tad squeemish about Utley? The guy has gone from fantasy irrelevent to the top-rated 2B in one year and he still has yet to play a full season in the bigs. Yet he's often going in the early to mid second round in most leagues and in no draft is he slipping past the 30th pick. The guy has virtually no track record. Perhaps this just illustrates the dearth of talent at the position...........
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Postby tmyanks24 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:15 am

Guys, don't forget Marcus Giles!
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Postby hooligan1 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:17 am

tmyanks24 wrote:Guys, don't forget Marcus Giles!


Personally I consider the top three to be Giles, Kent and Utley........
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Postby thedude » Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:49 am

No Love for Figgins?

He is much better pick than angry Soriano in RFK.
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Postby hooligan1 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:52 am

thedude wrote:No Love for Figgins?

He is much better pick than angry Soriano in RFK.


Right you are!! ;-D I totally forgot about Figgins in the equation. I think I would draft him ahead of Kent.
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Postby olympia0731 » Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:11 pm

I think if you can get utley mid 2nd, or soriano late 2nd/early 3rd

Snatch them. If not Guys like polanco, Ellis, Freel are adequate options late. Also in keepers it may be worth a shot to draft Ian Kinsler in the last round as a backup. He wilkl be a stud for years. I LOVE THAT KID AND HIS 20 20 POTENTIAL!!!
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Postby moochman » Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:54 pm

I wouldn't pass up on taking Cantu or F Lopez in the 5th, 8th rounds respectively. As a bonus they qualify at two positions, which I always love.
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