LBJackal wrote:I follow the same idea of "infield first...There are about a dozen guys who could potentially fill those last 5 spots. None of those 12 (Delgado, Pedro, Halladay, Manny, Wells, Nomar, Giambi, Wilson, Maggs, Bonds, Sheff, Thome) are bad first round picks IMO, it just comes down to what your preferances are, and how you think each player will do. Personally, I see no problem in taking Delgado in the first round, since he isn't an OF or P, and there are only 4 non-OF/P's on my list of 12. 1B isn't a rare position by any stretch of the imagination, but it is still harder to fill than OF and SP is, so IMO it gets priority, which means Delgado is a first rounder.
LBJackal wrote:as for Wilson; anybody in that good a lineup, who is THAT good a hitter, and can still steal bases is never a bad pick, unless he's ahead of the "Big 7". I wouldn't take him, but I wouldn't blame somebody for taking him over Bonds/Sheff/Thome/Maggs/Wells. I also would never take Bonds in the first round.
I articulated my thoughts pretty well I thought. I said I wouldn't take either Bonds or Wilson in the first. I said they aren't bad first round picks, and that "it just comes down to what your preferances are, and how you think each player will do". I said I'd take Wilson before Maggs, and after Bonds, Wells, and Sheff. Those were meant as rankings, as to which OF's I preferred, with respect to Wilson. I never said I planned on taking any of those guys in the first round. I made it clear that I wouldn't take them in the first round.
To clarify: I think that those 19 players (A-Rod, Pujols, Vlad, Prior, Soriano, Beltran, Helton, Delgado, Pedro, Halladay, Manny, Wells, Nomar, Giambi, Wilson, Maggs, Bonds, Sheff, and Thome) could all be first rounders. The first seven, in bold, IMO are guaranteed first rounders. The other 12 could find their way in there depending on preferance. My preferance is IF. My top 12 would probably be:
A-Rod, Pujols, Vlad, Prior, Soriano, Beltran, Helton, Delgado, Pedro, Thome, Sheff, Halladay. That's just random, not in any order. I would possibly take Nomar over Halladay as well, and maybe even over Sheff (although the fact that he's with the Yankees now is encouraging).
Usually I just type as I think, so it might appear random. I'll try to be more clear and concise in the future. Hopefully the ends meet now