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Postby fantasybballking » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:16 am

So last year I bombed!! Finished out of the money for only the second time in 6 years.

I is time to rebuild and This year's rookie Draft gives me a great chance to do so through youth.

5X5 Roto - 7 Keepers / MAX 4 Rookie Keepers (on a 3 year contract)

My Keepers:
D.Lee
Ichiro
M. Young
V. Martinez
CC Sabathia
Delmon Young
BJ Upton

I have Rookie Picks 1, 5, 7, 8 in this years Draft.

Here is how the draft is rumored to go through the first 4 picks. I was really hoping to get either Hughes or Bailey with my 5th pick but that does not seem likely at this point.

1. Alex Gordon (to Me)
2. Daisuke Matsuzaka
3. Phil Hughes
4. Homer Bailey
5.
6. (this owner has 5 Keeper/Rookie pitches on his roster)
7.
8.

I am thinking of taking Chris Young with #5 and then go J.Upton/B. Butler/C.Maybin with one of my back-to-backs and then take the next best Pitcher with the other- Pelfrey??

Let me know your thoughts and advice on who to target. Again we get these Rookies as additional keepers for a 3 year contract.

Thanks for the help!!
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Postby Galt » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:51 am

It is unikely that Pelfrey will be the best pitcher available.

Gallardo? Andrew or Adam Miller? Lincecum?

And with Gordon, Young (I like that pick), and one of the above pitchers, you'll have three guys all close to the majors. So you coudl go with a youngster like Maybin, Bruce, or Upton (I like Bruce most - plus I think he'll be in the majors soonest) and wait the 2-3 years before they are worth something.
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Postby Koby Schellenger » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:52 am

Galt wrote:It is unikely that Pelfrey will be the best pitcher available.

Gallardo? Andrew or Adam Miller? Lincecum?

And with Gordon, Young (I like that pick), and one of the above pitchers, you'll have three guys all close to the majors. So you coudl go with a youngster like Maybin, Bruce, or Upton (I like Bruce most - plus I think he'll be in the majors soonest) and wait the 2-3 years before they are worth something.


I agree. Gordon is the clear choice at no. 1. After that, if you take one of those four pitchers, you'll be looking at a guy who should contribute in some legitimate capacity for you soon and at a high level. That certainly affords you the luxury of taking a younger guy with that third pick you've got. I'd also throw Andrew McCutchen into the mix, but, like Galt, I'd take Jay Bruce. I think in the standard 5x5's he'll be the most valuable.
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Postby clarence worley » Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:09 pm

I like Young at pick number 5 and I would go with Gallardo if he's available as a pitcher who should contribute in the very near future. I differ a bit on the other pick though. If you want someone who could very well contribute in the latter half of this year, I would go for Butler. If you want a longer range pick I would go with McCutchen over Bruce (similar stats in equal or better competition, should stay in CF).
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Postby KDOGG » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:08 pm

From the guys it sounds like you can get I'd go:

Gordon
Young ( also like that pick)
Gallardo
Butler
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