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Postby tbone245362 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:14 am

With some help from jellyman and justblaze I completed my first mlb fantasy draft last night. I had the 4th pick in a 10 team head to head league with a snake draft. Since I;m just learning please tell me of any mistakes i made or places that need improvement Here's my picks in order and Thanks for any help
1 Johan Santana SP
2 Travis Hafner Util
3 Grady Sizemor OF
4 Miguel Tejada SS
5 BJ Ryan RO
6 Hideki Matsui OF
7 Carlos Delgado 1b
8 Trevor Hoffman RP
9 Matt Cain SP
10 Julio Lugo SS, 3b, 2b
11 Dan Haren SP
12 Kenji Johjima C
13 Eric Chavez 3b
14 Rich Harden SP
15 Joel Zumaya RP
16 Ryan Freel 2b, 3b, of
17 Brandon Phillips 2b
18 Josh Willingham of
19 Johnathon Broxton RP
20 Curtis Granderson OF
21 Noah Lowry SP
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Postby cosmokid » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:32 am

can you list your team by position?

looks good in terms of draft day. i may have stayed away from tejada with that 4th pick but it wont hurt you. i just think SS is a little deeper this year than it has been in recent years although i dont know who was available along with tejada.

i dont like relying on Lowry as your 5th starter though.
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Postby HulkSmash » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:43 am

Yes, he's a good pitcher, but I still can't fathom the idea of taking Santana in the first round, especially the first pick. I'm kind of past the idea of taking Lugo, allbeit, he's a decent utility pick. Granderson and Lowry are alright too, still would think of trading/dropping them.
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Postby tbone245362 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:55 am

Thanks for the input. Lowry and Granderson were taken on autodraft as i had to leave at the end. I have no problem with dropping either of them.
SP
Santana
Cain
Haren
Harden
Lowry
RP
Ryan
Hoffman
Zumaya
Broxton
1b
Delgado
2b
Lugo
Phillips
Freel
SS
Tejada
Lugo
3b
Chavez
Lugo
Freel
OF
Sizemore
Matsui
Freel
Willingham
Granderson
C
Johjima
Utility
Hafner
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Postby jellyman » Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:03 pm

HulkSmash wrote:Yes, he's a good pitcher, but I still can't fathom the idea of taking Santana in the first round, especially the first pick. I'm kind of past the idea of taking Lugo, allbeit, he's a decent utility pick. Granderson and Lowry are alright too, still would think of trading/dropping them.


Santana was the 4th pick in the 1st round. It is a CVERY rare darft where Santana does not go in the 1st round ... and Santana usually goes in the Top 6 picks.

The good thing if you end up with Santana is that you do not have to worry about starting pitching for another 7-8 rounds.

We had suggested Santana with the 4th pick, if he fell there, given who was taken with the 1st 3 picks (cannot remember who, but Pujols and reyes, I think, were in the 1st 3, and maybe Soriano). We then recommended making sure he got the 2 best available hitters with his next 2 picks.

I suggested getting a strong MI in the 1st 5 picks, if one was available ... and CONSIDERING a closer, if a top flight SECURE one was available. But after Santana, other than maybe a secure closer, to focus on HITTING in the first 8-10 rounds.

I thought he did a good job ... and being able to get Freel and Phillips, back to back, was a good fill of his MI, with Freel's position flexibility a bonus ... and needed pick up of SB's.

Harden is a gamble, but a HUGE potential steal in the 14th round.

His position make-up goes like this:

C - Johjima
1B/3B/CI - Delgado, Chavez, Lugo
2B/SS/MI - Tejada, Phillips, Freel, Lugo (repeated)
OF - Sizemore, Matsui, Freel Willingham, Granderson
UT - Hafner
SP - Santana, Cain, Haren, Harden, Lowry
Closers - Ryan, Hoffman
RP - Zumaya, Broxton
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Postby jellyman » Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:07 pm

Granderson may be okay ... maybe wait to see how he starst the season. An upgrade at 3B may be in order, via trade perhaps.

Maybe you even wait to see if Broxton or Zumaya ever get to be closers this year, and then trade Hoffman to fill other holes.

My guess is there are better starters on the waiver wire than lowry.

Good luck, I hope you feel we were of help.
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