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Postby rikishiboy » Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:25 pm

This was my first live draft this year, I think I did okay...but I usually look through rose colored glasses...what do you think?

1. (9) Chase Utley 2B
2. (20) Andruw Jones CF (I reached a bit, never drafted a CF before)
3. (37) Roy Oswalt SP
4. (48) Rich Harden SP ( I have faith)
5. (65) Ben Sheets SP
6. (76) Jered Weaver SP
7. (93) Stephen Drew SS (almost last SS taken)
8. (104) Chad Cordero RP
9. (121) Alex Gordon 3B
10. (132) Jeff Francoeur OF
11. (149) Takashi Saito RP (fingers crossed)
12. (160) Mike Piazza C (should play a lot since he isn't catching)
13. (177) José Valverde RP
14. (188) Aubrey Huff 3B,OF (insurance on Gordon)
15. (205) Conor Jackson 1B (I waited too long for my 1b)
16. (216) Jacque Jones OF
17. (233) Marcus Giles 2B (computer picked)
18. (244) Anibal Sánchez SP
19. (261) Chris Duncan 1B,OF (will play him over Conner)
20. (272) Craig Monroe CF (needed a back-up, but hurt..oops)
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:45 pm

Yeah, you made a few reaches here and there. Andruw Jones was taken a round or two early. You're really rolling the dice on Harden and Weaver in the 4th and 6th respectively and who knows if Drew and Gordon live up to the hype for where you drafted them.

I find that building a team top-heavy in offense the first few rounds is the way to go in H2H. I always look at the first 6 rounds to dictate the rest of my draft. Ideally, I want 4 top offensive players, 1 top ace, and if there's a top-line RP left, 1 top closer to build my team around. I find that this philosophy works and you might want to incorporate that in future drafts. ;-D

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Postby SweetAurillia » Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:02 pm

I think you really reached for Andruw, Harden and Gordon. I dunno if I'd use a pick that high on pure speculation and prospect. Drew was drafted a little high too. I also agree with going offensive minded in H2H. I'd try to package one of your SP aces for some big bats.
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thanks for the input

Postby rikishiboy » Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:10 pm

i knew i reached for Jones once I saw who was still available at CF later on. Rookie mistake. since I took Haren I agree I should not have gambled on Weaver. I am comfortable with Gordon cause in respect to the league I drafted him rather late and I am high on Huff. I have almost no speed, but to me that is not as important as other positions.
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