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Re: 2008 Keeper Mock

Postby hot4tx » Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:07 pm

My general observation:

I was a little surprised that so many pitchers went as early as they did. 15 starting pitchers went in the first 6 rounds and 22 in the first 8 rounds. This is pretty close (even a little higher) to the ADP I've been seeing for redraft, but I figured in this draft format the lure of the young hitter would drop starting pitchers down quite a bit. It's unlikely that the pitchers drafted in rounds 4 through 8 ever become more than a borderline keeper, while several of the hitters drafted in that range could become nice keepers. Also with pitchers being a little more inconsistent and injury prone, I would want my keepers to be hitters because they'll tend to keep their value from year to year.

I just expected more offense through the first 6-7 rounds.
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Re: 2008 Keeper Mock

Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:53 pm

hot4tx wrote:My general observation:

I was a little surprised that so many pitchers went as early as they did. 15 starting pitchers went in the first 6 rounds and 22 in the first 8 rounds. This is pretty close (even a little higher) to the ADP I've been seeing for redraft, but I figured in this draft format the lure of the young hitter would drop starting pitchers down quite a bit. It's unlikely that the pitchers drafted in rounds 4 through 8 ever become more than a borderline keeper, while several of the hitters drafted in that range could become nice keepers. Also with pitchers being a little more inconsistent and injury prone, I would want my keepers to be hitters because they'll tend to keep their value from year to year.

I just expected more offense through the first 6-7 rounds.


I for one did not take a pitcher until the 6th and I got Haren so I think that shows how deep the pitching is
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Re: 2008 Keeper Mock

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:14 pm

I think these guys, including myself, just really like pitching. Look at our current draft and how many pitchers went when they did. I think a lot of people think that it's easier to find a offensive steal later in a draft than an unknown arm.
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Re: 2008 Keeper Mock

Postby AllDay » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:29 am

Part II is up.

http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy/mlb/new ... yii_022608

I was anxious to read this after he left us hanging on the first one (a ploy which was very well executed). He didn't convince me that Verlander cost him Liriano.
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Re: 2008 Keeper Mock

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:32 am

AllDay wrote:Part II is up.

http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy/mlb/new ... yii_022608

I was anxious to read this after he left us hanging on the first one (a ploy which was very well executed). He didn't convince me that Verlander cost him Liriano.


different article. the mock everyone is talking about is the one that was done right here at the cafe.
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Re: 2008 Keeper Mock

Postby roninmedia » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:01 pm

Khalil Greene is spelled incorrectly. Otherwise, great job guys.
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Re: 2008 Keeper Mock

Postby Madison » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:00 am

roninmedia wrote:Khalil Greene is spelled incorrectly. Otherwise, great job guys.


All fixed now and thanks! ;-D
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