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Postby suppasonic » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:09 am

Spawned by another topic....


If there were a fantasy baseball draft, where you picked a last name and got all the players of that last name, what would the first round look like?

My guesses:

The Ramirez's
Aramis
Hanley
Manny

The Cabrera's
Miguel
Orlando
Melky
Daniel

Jones
Andruw
Chipper
Jaque

Lee
Carlos
Derek

Rodriguez
A-
K-
I-

Pujols
Albert


And then a few big names who have some tag-a-ongs

Ortiz
Papi
Russ
Ramon

Reyes
Jose
Anthony
Dennys

Wright
David
Jamie
Jaret

A few mid-round picks:

Patterson's
Corey
John

Johnson
Nick
Josh
Dan
Randy

Hernandez
Felix
Jose
Livan
Ramon
Orlando

Young
Chris
Chris B.
Michael
Delmon

Your thoughts?
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Postby LiveForever » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:21 am

Pujols's B-)

Santana's

Johan
Ervin

Soriano's

Alfonso
Rafael

Chavez's :-t

Eric
Endy

Drew's

Stephen
JD

Matsui's

Hideki
Kaz

All of the Molina's
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Postby smoovethug » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:31 am

You can add:

Cliff to the Lee's
Todd to the Jones'
Horacio to the Ramirez'

Giles
Brian
Marcus

Gonzalez
Adrian
Mike
Luis
Alex

Cordero
Chad
Francisco

Gordon
Alex
Tom "Flash"

Sanchez
Anibal
Freddy
Duaner

Hudson
Tim
Orlando

Hamels
Cole ;-D ;-7
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Postby Half Massed » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:57 am

What about first names? I wonder what the best first name would be. Maybe Miguel? You'd get Cabrera, Tejada, Olivo, Batista, Montero. Seems like a solid bet to me. Or maybe Alex: Rodriguez, Gordon, Rios.
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Postby Denmarch » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:58 am

LiveForever wrote:All of the Molina's

This one pick might put you over your roster limit :-D
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Postby Grouperman941 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:26 am

There are actually 16 players in CBS under Rodriguez.

Most notable not mentioned are John (STL) and Wandy (HOU).

At one point last year, I had all of those Cabreras on the same team. :-b
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Postby EugeneStyles » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:00 pm

Yeah, I wonder if you'd automatically get all the players with that last name, and then have to choose accordingly to avoid filling your roster by the 3rd round (after which you'd be out of the draft), or if you could just get "rights" to the last name, and at the end of the draft, you could cut whomever you wanted to get down to the roster size.

The first option would definitely add some downside to names like Ramirez, Rodriguez, Jones, Johnson... I hope you really like Dan, Nick, and Randy, because you're gonna have to fill every roster position with one of the 22 Johnsons listed...

I think maybe somewhere in the middle would work... When you pick a last name, you have to take either half of the available major league players (based on Yahoo eligibility), or fill every spot left on your roster (whichever is less). So some of those names like Johnson and Hernandez may be viable as last-round (and the last round could be as early as the 10th, depending on how you draft) options, when you only have like 4 roster spaces left. But they wouldn't be worth it early when there are 16-20 names available, and you might have to take 8-10 of them.

So where would you draft Pujols and Santana? I'm thinking both would be between #3 and #8... somewhere in there. Ramirez looks to be #1, and Sportsline has only 12 Ramirez's (Yahoo might have less), so that's 3 studs, 1 or 2 sleepers, and 1 or 2 bums... not bad.
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Postby TheRock » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:41 pm

How about

Time
You've got too much on your hands
How much did all that take
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and... oh, no wait
For me to go
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Postby DbacksRback » Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:13 pm

smoovethug wrote:Hamels
Cole ;-D ;-7


Possibly the best one of them all ;-7 :-b
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Postby smoovethug » Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:43 am

TheRock wrote:How about

Time
You've got too much on your hands
How much did all that take
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and... oh, no wait
For me to go


You forgot Father. ;-7
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