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Postby jmlevy » Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:08 am

12 team, 7x7 (H, OPS, HLD, K/9 added), 10 keepers, (round in parentheses)

C Brian McCann (5)
1B Albert Pujols (1)
2B Josh Barfield (8)
SS Felipe Lopez (7)
3B Adrian Beltre (11)
OF Jason Bay (3)
OF Austin Kearns (13)
OF Brad Hawpe (17)
UTIL Jim Thome (9)
UTIL Mark Teahen (19)
BN Ryan Shealy (14)
BN Chad Tracy (21)
BN Xavier Nady
BN Adam Lind

SP Chris Carpenter (2)
SP John Smoltz (6)
RP Joe Nathan (4)
RP Todd Jones (12)
P Barry Zito (10)
P Scot Shields (16)
P Cla Meredith (20)
BN Kelvim Escobar (15)
BN A.J. Burnett (18)
BN Kevin Millwood (22)

Anyways, I am on deck with my pair of picks(#12 and #13) in the minor league draft. When looking at my current team, and factoring in my proposed keepers for next year, I feel that I should focus on 3B, OF, or SP. My gut tells me to focus on a 5-tool prospect who has shown a gradually increasing statline and is not far from the majors.

With that said, these are currently the top prospects available:
    8. Jay Bruce - OF Reds - DOB: 04/03/87 - ETA: 2009
    Previous rankings: 2006 #130, mid-2006 #23
    .291/.355/.516, 16 HR, 81 RBI, 106/44 K/BB, 19 SB in 444 AB for low Single-A Dayton

    10. Fernando Martinez - OF Mets - DOB: 10/10/88 - ETA: 2010
    Previous rankings: mid-2006 #80
    .250/.250/.250, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1/0 K/BB, 0 SB in 4 AB for Rookie GCL Mets
    .333/.389/.505, 5 HR, 28 RBI, 36/15 K/BB, 7 SB in 192 AB for low Single-A Hagerstown
    .193/.254/.387, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 24/6 K/BB, 1 SB in 119 AB for Single-A St. Lucie
    .253/.305/.379, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 17/5 K/BB, 1 SB in 87 AB for Mesa (AFL)

    17. Jose Tabata - OF Yankees - DOB: 08/12/88 - ETA: 2010
    Previous rankings: 2006 #136, mid-2006 #18
    .298/.377/.420, 5 HR, 51 RBI, 66/30 K/BB, 15 SB in 319 AB for low Single-A Charleston

    20. Daric Barton - 1B Athletics - DOB: 08/16/85 - ETA: April 2008
    Previous rankings: mid-2004 #102, 2005 #23, mid-2005 #3, 2006 #4, mid-2006 #10
    .200/.200/.400, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0/0 K/BB, 0 SB in 5 AB for Rookie AZL Athletics
    .259/.389/.395, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 26/32 K/BB, 1 SB in 147 AB for Triple-A Sacramento

    21. Nick Adenhart - RHP Angels - DOB: 08/24/86 - ETA: May 2008
    Previous rankings: mid-2006 #21
    10-2, 1.95 ERA, 84 H, 99/26 K/BB in 106 IP for low Single-A Cedar Rapids
    5-2, 3.78 ERA, 51 H, 46/16 K/BB in 52 1/3 IP for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga

    22. Adam Miller - RHP Indians - DOB: 11/26/84 - ETA: Aug. 2007
    Previous rankings: mid-2004 #101, 2005 #8, mid-2005 #26, 2006 #35, mid-2006 #31
    15-6, 2.75 ERA, 129 H, 157/43 K/BB in 153 2/3 IP for Double-A Akron
    0-0, 5.79 ERA, 4 H, 4/3 K/BB in 4 2/3 IP for Triple-A Buffalo

    23. Ryan Sweeney - OF White Sox - DOB: 02/20/85 - ETA: April 2008
    Previous rankings: mid-2004 #124, 2005 #80, mid-2005 #94, 2006 #85, mid-2006 #52
    .296/.350/.452, 13 HR, 70 RBI, 73/35 K/BB, 7 SB in 449 AB for Triple-A Charlotte
    .229/.229/.229, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 7/0 K/BB, 0 SB in 35 AB for Chicago (AL)

    25. Andrew McCutchen - OF Pirates - DOB: 10/10/86 - ETA: June 2008
    Previous rankings: 2006 #87, mid-2006 #64
    .291/.356/.446, 14 HR, 62 RBI, 91/42 K/BB, 22 SB in 453 AB for low Single-A Hickory
    .308/.379/.474, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 20/8 K/BB, 1 SB in 78 AB for Double-A Altoona

    26. Tim Lincecum - RHP Giants - DOB: 06/15/84 - ETA: Aug. 2007
    Previous rankings: none
    0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 H, 10/0 K/BB in 4 IP for SS Single-A Salem-Keiser
    2-0, 1.95 ERA, 13 H, 48/12 K/BB in 27 2/3 IP for Single-A San Jose

My gut tells me to look into a player like Braun, Bruce, or Linecum.
Since there is still one player that will be chosen before I can make my two picks, would you PLEASE rank your top THREE prospects from those listed.


Draft results (Alex Gordon, Dice-K, Delmon Young, and Brandon Wood were all taken in the MLB draft):
Hassan Chop! - Phil Hughes (SP - NYY)
the Jam - Andrew Miller (SP - DET)
skeeter31 - Homer Bailey (SP - CIN)
Shaolin Dynasty - Yovani Gallardo (SP - MIL)
demon83k - Justin Upton (OF - ARZ)
Trampled Under Foot - Cameron Maybin (OF - DET)
Sosa's Interpreter - Billy Butler (OF - KC)
$uper$tick$ - Hunter Pence (OF - HOU)
Bullies - Andy LaRoche (3B - LAD)
stunners - Evan Longoria (3B - TBD)
Bases Loaded
$ville Brave Ballas

P.S. There are other prospects such as Luke Hochevar, Trevor Crowe, and Travis Buck that are also available but are not that highly ranked on the rotoworld top 100 list.
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Postby High Heater » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:08 am

first off your allready making a huge mistake drafting minor league prospects based on need.

never ever draft off what your team needs you take the best talent there and go with it. whether its a pitcher and you have 20 good starters or not.

if i were you i'd pick Bruce and McCutchen. maybe Bruce and Lincecum but i'd go with the pair of OF's.
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Postby KDOGG » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:04 am

uggh don't listen to rotoworld. If anything go check out BA's top 100.

My top 3 would be

Lincecum
McCutchen
Bruce
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Postby thedude » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:07 am

Bruce
Ryan Braun
F-Mart-this kid is starting the year in double A as an 18 year old. He might be 2 years away, but whatch out when he arrives.
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Postby BooksRnot4U » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:23 am

Lincecum
McCutchen

Braun
F-Mart
Bruce

Its hard really it is but thats my order Braun, F-mart, Brce are all VERY tightly packed depending on how long you can keep them fmart has the most talent but how much you can hold them.
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Postby powenM » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:58 am

Linceum
Bruce
McCutchen
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 jmlevy » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:01 pm

Braun was taken with the pick in front of me.

I'm pretty set on Linecum. However, I am stuck between three players: McCutchen, Bruce, and Miller...

Another thing to ponder...I am considering adding Duffy (or Lofton) to my team as I have a vacant spot. If I add Duffy, and then draft McCutchen, I would have some insurance in the case that McCutchen is a July or August callup to the majors...

I appreciate everyone's opinions so far, but I could use a few more words of wisdom to help sway my decision in one way or another.

P.S. I have demoted Adam Lind and Mark Prior to my minor league roster, and have picked up Chris Duffy to replace them.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:43 pm

id go with lincecum and miller if you ask me
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Postby 06MetsAllTheWay » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:39 pm

Lincecum
McCutchen
F-Mart (This kid is going to be a stud maybe it cuz i'm a bit biased as a mets fan)
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Postby Domo_kuun » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:05 pm

Lincecum and Braun
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