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Postby Hbj79 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:31 am

Ok here is the situation...

I'm in a 20 team dynasty league where we get to keep 15 minor leaguers from our system. We then have a draft with the prospects left over from the unclaimed teams. I am Tampa (which is great for me as they have an awesome system).

I have kep the following players:

1B....Elijah Dukes
1B....Joel Guzman
2B....Elliot Johnson
3B....Evan Longoria
SS....Reid Brignac
OF....Delmon Young

Pitchers

SP....Jeff Niemann
SP....Wade Davis
SP....Jacob McGee
SP....Mitch Talbot
SP....Jeremy Hellickson
SP....Matt Walker
SP....Josh Butler
SP....Sean West (traded Andrew Sonnanstine for him)
RP....Juan Salas


I have the 6th pick in the draft and have been offered the second overall pick for evan Longoria.

The best available players are: Alex Gordon(who will go first), Hughes, Butler, Tabata, McCutchen, Braun, Gallardo, LaRoche.

My problem is this....I am tempted to trade Longoria for the pick in order to take Hughes but with the state of my system it makes more sense to take a hitter. Should I add Hughes even though my system could use more hitting? Am I better off with Butler or McCutchen than Longoria? What should I do if Gallardo get to me at 6 but Butler and McCutchen are gone?

Thanks for any help.
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:04 am

Well, I would lean to keeping Longoria and keep the 6th pick. I think, aside from Gordon, Longoria is as good as prospect as there is. I keep Longoria, and at #6, you can probably get Tabata or if your lucky Gallardo, who could be as good as prospect as Hughes. I say keep Longoria, he is a stud.
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Re: Draft help

Postby Steve-o » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:08 pm

Hbj79 wrote:I have the 6th pick in the draft and have been offered the second overall pick for evan Longoria.


Wait, are you trading (1) Longoria straight up for pick #2, or are you trading (2) Longoria and pick #6 for pick #2. It's not clear from your post

I am assuming that it is situation number two, since otherwise it's a no brainer. Longoria is no slouch, going 18th overall in my recent minor league draft (mid to late 2nd). BA just did a Q&A where they compared the 3B prospects that you might want to go look up as well. The conclusion was that they are all very comparable.

You have to ask yourself, is it worth trading your first in second round pick in your minors draft to pickup Hughes? I probably would not, but I would consider it if the other guy sweetened the pot somehow, with a decent minor leaguer or his third round pick. I really like Hughes.
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Postby Hbj79 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:59 pm

I have the 6th pick regardless. It would just be Longoria for the number 2 overall. The problem is that a lot of talent is gone and though I would normally take Hughes he doesn't make much sense to me when I already have so much pitching.
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Postby Steve-o » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:18 pm

Hbj79 wrote:I have the 6th pick regardless. It would just be Longoria for the number 2 overall. The problem is that a lot of talent is gone and though I would normally take Hughes he doesn't make much sense to me when I already have so much pitching.


I would absolutely trade Evan Longoria for Phillip Hughes. You can always trade some of your depth at pitcher for a bat. I'd take the better prospect here.
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Postby dicehound » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:36 pm

If you are truly hurting for hitting more than pitching I'd probably keep Longoria. He is very highly regarded as an elite guy. However, the TB brass are notoriously slow in bringing these guys up and they have signed Iwamura to play 3B this year.

Hughes looks to be pretty close to being a can't miss kind of guy, but that could just be the NY hype machine working. I personally think you can't really go wrong either way on this and it comes down to personal preference and need more than anything.

And as a previous poster said, you can probably get Gallardo with that 6th pick. The way pitching prospects go he might end up being the best of the bunch.
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Postby clarence worley » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:00 pm

Steve-o wrote:
Hbj79 wrote:I have the 6th pick regardless. It would just be Longoria for the number 2 overall. The problem is that a lot of talent is gone and though I would normally take Hughes he doesn't make much sense to me when I already have so much pitching.


I would absolutely trade Evan Longoria for Phillip Hughes. You can always trade some of your depth at pitcher for a bat. I'd take the better prospect here.


I completely agree with this. Longoria is a very good prospect, but his ceiling is not super high. Hughes meanwhile looks to be the real deal. Regardless of position, you should really pick the best player available, and Hughes is a much better prospect than Longoria.
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Postby thomasps3 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:18 pm

If oyu have achance to trade Evan Longoria for a Philip Hughes stright up, you do it in a New York minute. Then laugh all the way to the bank.

You haven't made the trade yet? Stop reading right now, and make the trade. Right now!

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Postby Koby Schellenger » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:39 pm

No question you should make the trade. You'll be able to pick up a good stick with the sixth pick with Braun or LaRoche. I think both are actually upgrades over Longoria. Depending on how people draft of course, you could wind up with a huge upgrade at SP and an upgrade at 3B.
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Postby bigken117 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:58 pm

you should absolutely trade Longoria for Hughes...
and you never know...maybe the team picking first is a Yankee fan...
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