Next year's Amateur Draft - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2015 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Minor League & College Baseball

Next year's Amateur Draft

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Next year's Amateur Draft

Postby Amatter32 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:15 pm

I just made a trade in my dynasty league where I got potentially the top 2 picks in our rookie draft. with my own pick, I could have 3 picks in the top 5. Hopefully there are studs like Mauer or A-rod in next year's draft :-D
Amatter32
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 388
Joined: 13 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Pennsylvania

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:18 pm

Next years draft is lining up to be huge from the looks of it so far.
Image
raiders_umpire
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 27781
Joined: 14 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: You will be missed, Robert Smeraldo.

Postby winterball22 » Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:04 pm

I don't get your post. Won't your Fanatsy minors draft be done at the start of next season, therefor a couple of months before next years amateur draft?
winterball22
Softball Supervisor
Softball Supervisor


Posts: 87
Joined: 27 Jul 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Amatter32 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:03 pm

No, we do it a couple weeks after the draft in June. We can select current minor leaguers at any time.


Raiders_umpire, I'm glad to hear that ;-D
Amatter32
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 388
Joined: 13 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Pennsylvania

Postby shortsavage » Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:12 pm

For all the talk about the 2006 draft class being so weak, it actually ended up bringing some solid pitchers into the league. I've heard that next year's draft class should be stronger than the 2006 draft position player-wise, but pitching-wise isn't a given.

(Hehe, do you even hyphen player-wise. Doesn't really follow the hyphen rule in my mind, but I've never liked the hyphen rule.)
shortsavage
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe WriterWeb Supporter
Posts: 2946
Joined: 25 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: UC Davis

Postby rmande09 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:26 pm

SS, you seem to be overvaluing the 2006 draft class WAY too much. You suggest it has brought some solid players to the league, but, uh, how do you know this? It'll probably be a few years before we really know how successful, or unsuccessful, this draft year was.
C: Pierzynski
1B: Pujols
2B: Altuve
3B: Miggy
SS: HanRam
OF (x3): CarGo, M. Bourn, D. Jennings
UTIL (x2): E. Encarnacion, C. Hart
BN: Cuddyer, C. Ross, J. Montero

SP: Price, Gallardo, T. Hudson, Lester
RP: Chapman, Jansen, Rodney, Putz, Cishek, Bailey
rmande09
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 972
Joined: 28 Jun 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby shortsavage » Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:52 pm

rmande09 wrote:SS, you seem to be overvaluing the 2006 draft class WAY too much. You suggest it has brought some solid players to the league, but, uh, how do you know this? It'll probably be a few years before we really know how successful, or unsuccessful, this draft year was.


Maybe I'm overvalueing them as much as you're undervalueing them.
shortsavage
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe WriterWeb Supporter
Posts: 2946
Joined: 25 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: UC Davis

Postby shortsavage » Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:04 pm

I'll admit I'm a little biased about 2006 because I covered college baseball for my school paper.

I saw Evan Longoria play three times, talked to players who faced Tim Lincecum, watched Greg Reynolds pitch (not a prize from the 2006 draft in my mind)...saw Josh Lansford, Andrew Carpenter, Jared Hughes, Chris Errecart, Brennan Bosch, Cole Gillespie, Dallas Buck, Josh Butler, ect. from the West Coast.

And even though only three of those guys were top talent in the draft, I was following all of college baseball trying to compare everyone from the West Coast to the East Coast. I'd talk to the college editor at BA (Will Kimmey) online every so often as well as John Manuel about college. What they said and what I've read is leading me to believe that the pitching from 2006 wasn't bad.

That's all I know.
shortsavage
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe WriterWeb Supporter
Posts: 2946
Joined: 25 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: UC Davis

Postby rmande09 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:11 pm

I'm not undervaluing the class in any way, nor have I ever said they're bad. There is just not really much star potential in the '06 draft. This was, by all accounts, a weak draft class. This takes nothing away from guys like Snider, Longoria, or Miller, but the depth and starpower just wasn't there.
C: Pierzynski
1B: Pujols
2B: Altuve
3B: Miggy
SS: HanRam
OF (x3): CarGo, M. Bourn, D. Jennings
UTIL (x2): E. Encarnacion, C. Hart
BN: Cuddyer, C. Ross, J. Montero

SP: Price, Gallardo, T. Hudson, Lester
RP: Chapman, Jansen, Rodney, Putz, Cishek, Bailey
rmande09
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 972
Joined: 28 Jun 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby shortsavage » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:30 pm

rmande09 wrote:I'm not undervaluing the class in any way, nor have I ever said they're bad. There is just not really much star potential in the '06 draft. This was, by all accounts, a weak draft class. This takes nothing away from guys like Snider, Longoria, or Miller, but the depth and starpower just wasn't there.


I don't think you understood my comment. I'm just saying it's perception-based.
shortsavage
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe WriterWeb Supporter
Posts: 2946
Joined: 25 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: UC Davis

Next

Return to Minor League & College Baseball

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact