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Postby MVPujols25 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:23 pm

when do you guys get 2b in a draft and who would you recommend taking this year?
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Re: when do you guys take 2b

Postby Fade2White12 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:00 pm

In my opinion, 2B is almost interchangeable after Utley and then Upton/Phillips.

Utley - 1st
Phillips/Upton - 2nd/3rd depending on settings
Roberts - 4th/5th
Cano/Kinsler - 6th/7th
Uggla/Weeks/Kendrick - 9th/10th

After that, players like Kent/Johnson/Polano/Pedroia are going 13th+

I like Weeks a lot this year, as do many others. I'm also a big Kinsler fan, but he's been going a bit earlier than I would like.
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Re: when do you guys take 2b

Postby sblinyy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:14 pm

If I can't get utley, Phillips, Upton(although I won't reach for him), Cano, Kinsler, or weeks, Then I will hold out until the last few picks of the draft to get my 2B. Guys I might look for late: Pedroia(no one seems to want him), Aaron Hill, Freddy Sanchez, and Felipe Lopez.
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Re: when do you guys take 2b

Postby JDD » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:34 pm

Second base will be one of the last spots I fill before going after my reserves. On another site, here is a list of second basemen (or players who you could slot into 2b) still around after 200 picks in a Mock Draft:

Kelly Johnson
Howie Kendrick
Orlando Hudson
Kaz Matsui
Aaron Hill
Yunel Escobar
Felipe Lopez

Not a bad group... not great, but certainly better than most third tier catchers.

If you waited until round ten or eleven (where many of these guys went), you could have STILL had:

Placido Polanco
Ian Kinsler
Dan Uggla
Rickie Weeks
Jeff Kent
Dustin Pedroia

I took Upton with Pick number 69, and I later moved him to the outfield (just a mock, remember) after I saw just as much talent at second base as in the outfield later in the draft.

Caution... this was not a roto league, so we did not fall all over ourselves chasing steals. Starting Pitching went fast tho'.
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Re: when do you guys take 2b

Postby MasterX1918 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:46 am

i'm always extremely satisfied with getting Placido Polanco late in drafts. I'll also be equally satisfied with Uggla, Weeks or Howie Kendrick.
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Re: when do you guys take 2b

Postby colt4523 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:15 am

I think either C or 2b will be my last position filled. I plan on drafting Yunel Escobar in the last couple of rounds and hope for the best. I was impressed with him last year and he has crazy eligibility.
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Re: when do you guys take 2b

Postby jlm53089 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:21 am

I am sorry but I do not see roberts with 4th round value after losing basically everyone around him except Markakis.
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Re: when do you guys take 2b

Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:26 am

I didn't pay for Utley, Roberts types in 07 and instead grabbed Weeks, Kinsler, etc. in the mid rounds.

This year I will probably do the same and wait to grab guys like Kent, Hudson, Kendrick, Ellis, etc.
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Re: when do you guys take 2b

Postby Ender » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:30 am

In a league that has CI/MI and UT I dont' think 2B has any position scarcity at all. If you are in a shallow yahoo league then sure you might consider pushing 2B up a little.
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Re: when do you guys take 2b

Postby NZ Eff » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:49 am

No one has mentioned a 2B who could well get
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