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Postby BritSox » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:36 pm

It was a serpentine draft of six rounds, guys who've thrown an inning or had an AB in the majors were ineligible, as were DiceK, Igawa etc. Name of drafting team in brackets. Thoughts on who had a good draft, etc?


1.1 Alex Gordon (Padres)
1.2 Brandon Wood (Athletics)
1.3 Phil Hughes (Astros)
1.4 Homer Bailey (Cardinals)
1.5 Yovani Gallardo (Phillies)
1.6 Tim Lincecum (Yankees)
1.7 Adam Miller (Marlins)
1.8 Cameron Maybin (Orioles)
1.9 Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Mets)
1.10 Ryan Braun (Dodgers)
1.11 Billy Butler (Cubs)
1.12 Andy LaRoche (Red Sox)
1.13 Micah Owings (Royals)
1.14 Kory Casto (Devil Rays)

2.1 Humberto Sanchez
2.2 Josh Hamilton
2.3 Reid Brignac
2.4 Scott Elbert
2.5 Evan Longoria
2.6 Justin Upton
2.7 George Kottaras
2.8 Chris Volstad
2.9 Carlos Gonzalez
2.10 Kurt Suzuki
2.11 Joey Votto
2.12 Hunter Pence
2.13 Felix Pie
2.14 Andrew Sonnanstine

3.1 Tyler Clippard
3.2 Daric Barton
3.3 Andrew McCutchen
3.4 Travis Buck
3.5 Luke Hochevar
3.6 Jay Bruce
3.7 Nick Adenheart
3.8 Clayton Kershaw
3.9 Fernando Martinez,
3.10 Jeff Samardzija,
3.11 Elijah Dukes,
3.12 Clay Buchholz
3.13 Jeff Niemann
3.14 Jacob Elsbury

4.1 John Danks
4.2 Gio Gonzalez
4.3 Kevin Slowey
4.4 Colby Rasmus
4.5 Jose Tabata
4.6 Trevor Crowe
4.7 Travis Snider
4.8 Dexter Fowler
4.9 Ian Stewart
4.10 Sean Rodriguez
4.11 Elvis Andrus
4.12 Joe Koshansky
4.13 Chris Carter
4.14 Lance Broadway

5.1 Josh Anderson
5.2 Jeff Clement
5.3 Neil Walker
5.4 Bill Rowell
5.5 Brandon Erbe
5.6 Donald Veal
5.7 Hank Conger
5.8 Franklin Morales
5.9 Troy Patton
5.10 Eric Patterson
5.11 Chuck Lofgren
5.12 Kevin Melillo
5.13 John Mayberry
5.14 Chris Lubanski

6.1 Blake DeWitt
6.2 Steven Pearce
6.3 Will Inman
6.4 Eric Hurley
6.5 Thomas Diamond
6.6 Brian Barton
6.7 Chin Lung Hu
6.8 Carlos Carrasco
6.9 Angel Villalona
6.10 Jacob McGee
6.11 Brooks Conrad
6.12 JA Happ, Phillies
6.13 Mark Reynolds
6.14 Tyler Lumsden
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Postby Rhydderch » Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:50 pm

If you really want an answer, split up everyone into their teams. Its too hard to follow.
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Re: Rate this minors drafts

Postby powenM » Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:32 pm

Lots of surprises!!!! I cant come close to covering them all

1.1 Alex Gordon (Padres)
1.2 Brandon Wood (Athletics)too early. Yes arguably top 5 but after Gordon, Bailey, Hughes & maybin.
1.3 Phil Hughes (Astros)
1.4 Homer Bailey (Cardinals)
1.5 Yovani Gallardo (Phillies)
1.6 Tim Lincecum (Yankees)
1.7 Adam Miller (Marlins) a little too early
1.8 Cameron Maybin (Orioles) a steal at 8
1.9 Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Mets) Waaaaaaaaaay too early
1.10 Ryan Braun (Dodgers)
1.11 Billy Butler (Cubs)
1.12 Andy LaRoche (Red Sox)
1.13 Micah Owings (Royals) too early
1.14 Kory Casto (Devil Rays) too early

Wheres Andrew Miller!!!!

2.1 Humberto Sanchez Waaaaay too early
2.2 Josh Hamilton High risk high reward
2.3 Reid Brignac
2.4 Scott Elbert
2.5 Evan Longoria
2.6 Justin Upton a steal
2.7 George Kottaras
2.8 Chris Volstad
2.9 Carlos Gonzalez
2.10 Kurt Suzuki
2.11 Joey Votto
2.12 Hunter Pence
2.13 Felix Pie
2.14 Andrew Sonnanstine

3.1 Tyler Clippard
3.2 Daric Barton
3.3 Andrew McCutchen steal
3.4 Travis Buck
3.5 Luke Hochevar Steal
3.6 Jay Bruce steal
3.7 Nick Adenheart steal
3.8 Clayton Kershaw steal
3.9 Fernando Martinez, steal
3.10 Jeff Samardzija,
3.11 Elijah Dukes, steal
3.12 Clay Buchholz
3.13 Jeff Niemann
3.14 Jacob Elsbury

4.1 John Danks
4.2 Gio Gonzalez
4.3 Kevin Slowey
4.4 Colby Rasmus
4.5 Jose Tabata steal
4.6 Trevor Crowe
4.7 Travis Snider
4.8 Dexter Fowler
4.9 Ian Stewart
4.10 Sean Rodriguez
4.11 Elvis Andrus
4.12 Joe Koshansky
4.13 Chris Carter
4.14 Lance Broadway

5.1 Josh Anderson
5.2 Jeff Clement
5.3 Neil Walker
5.4 Bill Rowell
5.5 Brandon Erbe steal
5.6 Donald Veal
5.7 Hank Conger
5.8 Franklin Morales
5.9 Troy Patton
5.10 Eric Patterson
5.11 Chuck Lofgren
5.12 Kevin Melillo
5.13 John Mayberry
5.14 Chris Lubanski

6.1 Blake DeWitt
6.2 Steven Pearce
6.3 Will Inman
6.4 Eric Hurley
6.5 Thomas Diamond
6.6 Brian Barton
6.7 Chin Lung Hu
6.8 Carlos Carrasco
6.9 Angel Villalona
6.10 Jacob McGee
6.11 Brooks Conrad
6.12 JA Happ, Phillies
6.13 Mark Reynolds
6.14 Tyler Lumsden[/quote]


I missed a few more but thats it for now
Just traded BButler, BWood & JLoney for Mark Teixeira, Ryan Theriot & Renyel Pinto in a DYNASTY LEAGUE. Big gamble I know!
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Postby bigken117 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:42 pm

powen...he said anyone who's thrown an MLB pitch was ineligible. Like Andrew Miller did last season
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Postby bigken117 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:52 pm

If I'm reading the draft right, I like the Yankees system top to bottom- Lincecum, Gonzalez, Bruce (an absolute steal there), Stewart, Veal and Villalona.
The Astros also had themselves an awesome first three rounds with Hughes, Pence and McCutchen.

I'm not a fan on the D-Rays and Royals first two picks each considering who else was available, but Ellsbury/Danks in 3/4 helps out the D-Rays.

I wouldn't have taken Salty over Butler if he was my brother, but that's more towards what I think of Butler and not a knock on Salty. The Mets more than made up for it with their next two picks in Upton and Martinez.

Eric Hurley was a nice pick at 6.4
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:12 pm

3 teams look good to me.
Yankees, Cubs, and Astros.

Billy Butler at 11 is just sick. I would have taken him at 4. :-°
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Postby bigken117 » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:30 pm

I didn't realize the same team had Butler and Hurley - I concur the Cubs had themselves a nice draft as well. I would have taken Upton or Longoria over Elbert, but that's nitpicking. Rasmus and Dukes are great picks for them.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:45 am

Well which team are you Brit? :-)
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Postby BritSox » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:44 am

bigken117 wrote:If I'm reading the draft right, I like the Yankees system top to bottom- Lincecum, Gonzalez, Bruce (an absolute steal there), Stewart, Veal and Villalona.
The Astros also had themselves an awesome first three rounds with Hughes, Pence and McCutchen.

I'm not a fan on the D-Rays and Royals first two picks each considering who else was available, but Ellsbury/Danks in 3/4 helps out the D-Rays.

I wouldn't have taken Salty over Butler if he was my brother, but that's more towards what I think of Butler and not a knock on Salty. The Mets more than made up for it with their next two picks in Upton and Martinez.

Eric Hurley was a nice pick at 6.4


Upton was not a Mets pick. He went to the Orioles in round 2. Longoria was the Mets pick (I figured it better, when a pick was missed, to list the guys in the order they were actually taken, rather than keeping the teams in order- in retrospect, having done this, I ought to have noted who took each).

I was the Orioles, and had the Asst. Commissioner (Yankees) pick the highest ranked player by BA for the fifth pick, which I missed due to being abroad. I'd also like to add that I had a pretty stacked MLB team, and was at the contract year limit, so I wanted guys who wouldn't be up before September 07.

Farm systems by team:

A's::

1 Brandon Wood, Angels
2 Felix Pie, Cubs
3 Daric Barton, Athletics
4 Joe Koshansky, Rockies
5 Jeff Clement, Mariners
6 Mark Reynolds, Diamondbacks

Phillies:

Yovani Gallardo, RHP, Brewers
Kurt Suzuki, C, Athletics
Travis Buck, OF, Athletics
Sean Rodriguez, SS, Angels
Brandon Erbe, RHP, Orioles
Brooks Conrad, 2b, Astros


Dodgers:

Ryan Braun
Scott Elbert
Jeff Samardzija
Jose Tabata
Eric Patterson
Eric Hurley

Yankees:

1. Tim Lincecum, Giants
2. Carlos Gonzalez, Diamondbacks
3. Luke Hochevar, Royals
4. Ian Stewart, Rockies
5. Donald Veal, Cubs
6. Angel Villalona, Giants

D-Rays

1. John Danks P
2. Jacob Elsbury OF
3. Humberto Sanchez P
4. Kory Casto 3B
5. Chris Lubanski OF
6. Chin Lung Hu SS

Mets

1. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Atlanta
2. Evan Longoria, Devil Rays
3. Fernando Martinez, Mets
4. Trevor Crowe, Indians
5. Troy Patton, Astros
6. Thomas Diamond, Rangers

Padres

1. Alex Gordon, Royals
2. Andrew Sonnanstine, Devil Rays
3. Tyler Clippard, Yankees
4. Chris Carter, Diamondbacks
5. Josh Anderson, Astros
6. Tyler Lumsden, Royals

Red Sox

1: Andy LaRoche
2 Josh Hamilton
3 Clay Buchholz
4 Kevin Slowey
5 Kevin Melillo
6 Steven Pearce

Cubs:

1 - Billy Butler
2 - Reid Brignac
3 - Elijah Dukes
4 - Colby Rasmus
5 - Chuck Lofgren
6 - Will Inman

Marlins:

1. Adam Miller, P, Cleveland Indians
2. Chris Volstad, P, Florida Marlins
3. Jay Bruce, OF, Cincinnati Reds
4. Dexter Fowler, OF, Colorado Rockies
5. Hank Conger, C, LA Angels
6. Carlos Carrasco, P, Philadelphia Phillies

Astros:

1. Phil Hughes, Yankees
2. Hunter Pence, Astros
3. Nick Adenheart, Angels
4. Lance Broadway, White Sox
5. Neil Walker, Pirates
6. J.A. Happ, Phillies

Cardinals:

1. Homer Bailey, RHP, Cincinnati Reds
2. Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati Reds
3. Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
4. Elvis Andrus, SS, Atlanta Braves
5. Bill Rowell, INF, Baltimore Orioles
6. Jacob McGee, LHP, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Orioles:

1 Cameron Maybin
2 Justin Upton
3 Clayton Kershaw
4 Travis Snider
5 Franklin Morales
6 Brian Barton

This was the first time any of us had played in a Dynasty, so the odd homer pick was to be expected I think. It's also a 6x6 (HLD & OPS) so SP and speed and a little devalued.
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