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Postby Trojan Pony » Tue Feb 25, 2003 11:21 pm

I drafted for a 12 team 5x5 roto league. It's a competitive private league and the draft came out pretty even. Here's what I came away with...

C- Toby Hall
1B- Jim Thome
2B- Adam Kennedy
3B- Mike Lowell
SS- Jose Hernandez
OF- Ichiro Suzuki
OF- Pat Burrell
OF- Preston Wilson
Util- Rafael Palmeiro
BENCH
Shannon Stewart (OF)
Steve Finley (OF)
Dave Roberts (OF)
Mark Ellis (2B)

SP- Randy Johnson
SP- Matt Morris
SP- Mark Prior
SP- Jason Schmidt
SP- Jeff Weaver
RP- Jose Mesa
RP- Mike DeJean
RP- Alan Embree

Thoughts? Suggestions? Weak spots?

Thanks a lot.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Tue Feb 25, 2003 11:41 pm

I think that you did really well. It looks like a solid squad. You got some bargains on your offense. In fact, the only suggestion that I have is to change your name from "Trojan Pony" to "Baloney Pony."
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Postby Yankee_Magic » Tue Feb 25, 2003 11:44 pm

everything looks good
just with hernandez, wilson, and thome.....you are going to have a lot of strikeouts
great pitching staff
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Postby Trojan Pony » Wed Feb 26, 2003 12:08 am

Absolutely Adequate wrote:I think that you did really well. It looks like a solid squad. You got some bargains on your offense. In fact, the only suggestion that I have is to change your name from "Trojan Pony" to "Baloney Pony."
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lol, you think im full of baloney? or that would just be funny? cuz i swear this is my real team. i got ichiro with 20th pick, thome with 29th, Burrell 44th, and Palmeiro 77th. I would say that those are very reasonable picks. Despite this it truly was a good draft...I was helped a lot by what I thought was a very premature closer rush.
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Postby Trojan Pony » Wed Feb 26, 2003 12:18 am

Yankee_Magic wrote:everything looks good
just with hernandez, wilson, and thome.....you are going to have a lot of strikeouts
great pitching staff

thanks. luckily strikeouts dont count against me. and hopefully coors will boost jose and preston's averages. it should. i dont know if this is true but everyone says hernandez' trouble pitch is the breaking ball and the ball doesnt break much at all in coors so he may be in for a great year, at home at least. we'll see.
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Postby nsulham » Wed Feb 26, 2003 12:31 am

Not shabby at all my man. I love your 1-2-3 with RJ, Morris and Prior. Only thing that might concern me is 2/3 of your OF (Burrell, Wilson) are very much boom or bust players to me. They both could break out huge (Burrell with an improved lineup and Wilson moving to Coors) but they could also be high risks. Overall though nice looking squad. Good luck! ;-D
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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 26, 2003 3:02 am

I thought Burrell broke on to the scene already last year. I'll definitely take his numbers from last season and run with them...I'll expect even more runs with that enhanced lineup. Wilson though is definitely a gamble. I'm counting on the Coors factor which tends to be fairly significant with most players. We'll see. If he doesn't work, I like my bench...Finley very proven and well rounded, Stewart who I expect to break out this year, and Roberts who does nothing but steal, steal, steal.
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Postby Trojan Pony » Wed Feb 26, 2003 3:03 am

^ that was me. ;-)
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Postby AtP » Wed Feb 26, 2003 5:44 am

Pretty solid hitting, but don't expect to finish in the top three in average. SP is good, but your RP's leave a lot to desire. Only spot I see you really needing help. Mesa is the only sure thing and he usually puts a lot of guys on base.
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Postby THE MASHER » Wed Feb 26, 2003 10:52 am

Of course saves are going to be an issue but you have the firepower!! You should score middle to lower in the pack on steals but you can offset in the power categories - avg. will tough too. Bottom line - you have to love a pitching where Mark Prior is your #3 starter. Nice draft! ;-D
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