I have my minor league draft coming up, and I am conflicted as to who I should be considering taking. Before I continue, this is my roster. I am in a 10 team, H2H, standard scoring league.
3B-Rolen, Nomar (due to position eligibility, not enough G at SS)
DH-Alou, Crede(for the time being, I may change this)
OF-Matsui, Mench, Dellucci, Granderson, Rios, Kearns
P-Carp, Felix, Prior, Patterson, Cain, Livan, Benson, Westbrook, Chris Young, Jerome Williams/Maholm
This list is the top minor leaguers that are available-any obvious omissions are already on rosters. In no certain order-
Justin Upton, Wood, Drew, Billingsley, Kendrick, Gordon, Salty, Andy LaRoche, Markakis, Lester, Chris Young, Tulowitzki, Billy Butler, Maybin, Carlos Gonzales, Jeff Clement, Zumaya, Pelfrey, Homer Bailey, and Johjima is also available. There are obviously more available, just don't really feel like entering all of them.
I am all but positive that the first 3 picks will be Upton, Wood, and Drew, with Kendrick probably going 4th. I have picks 5, 10, and 20. Obviously I need to be targetting a catcher, but I'm not sure if taking Salty at 5 would be a bad move? I'd really like to get him, but should I roll the dice and take someone like Gordon at 5, and hope that Salty falls to 10? I keep going back and forth in my mind, and it would be nice to have an outsiders opinion. Any help is greatly appreciated!
take the best available no matter what...you never know, perhaps Salty moves to first (hasn't been ruled out) or Johima is more Kaz than Hideki. But if Jeff Clement is on the board at #20, I say strike.
You never know what could happen in the minors draft. In my dynasty redraft, with many of the same players you have listed available, I got Wood at #6.
I know for a fact that Upton and Drew will be gone, after that nothing is for certain. E. Encarnacion is a FA, so maybe someone will take a shot at him early. If Gordon, Wood, or Kendrick fall to me at 5, I have no problem taking any one of them. Clement wouldn't be a bad choice if he is there later on. I wouldn't mind Johjima at some point...I'd be surprised if he put up lower numbers than Lieb. Any way you look at it, I'll end up with some damn good players!