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Postby pattylinboy » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:25 am

and do you think he will regress this year?


personally, i see people pick him early second round (14-16th pickish) and some drafts late third round (32-35th pickish)



what is your personal opinion about his production this year and where is the right place to pick him?
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Re: where is the right place to pick Braun?

Postby Guzman24 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:31 am

He's going way too high for my liking so I'm shying away. If for some reason he fell into the 3rd round i'd definitely grab him there.
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Re: where is the right place to pick Braun?

Postby Ender » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:33 am

He will likely regress because well he was as good as ARod from May on.

I like him in the 2nd round, much better pick than Upton in my opinion. I wouldn't take him over a guy like Soriano or Sizemore but when you get to the more flawed lower upside guys in the 2nd round I'd consider him. So for me probably something like #18 or so.
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Re: where is the right place to pick Braun?

Postby The Cow » Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:44 am

Well I take Braun first round, top 5 perhaps.

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Re: where is the right place to pick Braun?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:26 pm

The Cow wrote:Well I take Braun first round, top 5 perhaps.

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Re: where is the right place to pick Braun?

Postby J35J » Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:06 pm

12 team league I'll take him in the 3rd round.....with that said I won't end up with him on my team since I've never seen him make it past the second round.
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Re: where is the right place to pick Braun?

Postby The Cow » Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:08 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:
The Cow wrote:Well I take Braun first round, top 5 perhaps.

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Yep, especially in a keeper.

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Re: where is the right place to pick Braun?

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:12 pm

Ender wrote:He will likely regress because well he was as good as ARod from May on.

I like him in the 2nd round, much better pick than Upton in my opinion. I wouldn't take him over a guy like Soriano or Sizemore but when you get to the more flawed lower upside guys in the 2nd round I'd consider him. So for me probably something like #18 or so.


I'd take him the same way. I was really tempted to take him 14th in a slow draft I'm doing but we're counting strikeouts so Vlad was too good to pass over.
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Re: where is the right place to pick Braun?

Postby Field » Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:40 pm

I don't have a problem taking him in the second round. There are a bunch of second rounders who are flawed in one way or another. Beltran and Sizmore have BA concerns, Vlad no longer steals bases, etc. -of those guys in the second round mix Braun probably has as much if not more upside and is best suited to have balanced Roto game.

If I drafted Reyes in the first I might be more hesitant since you really need a big bat to carry your power numbers so you might want to go for the more sure-thing in that case.
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Re: where is the right place to pick Braun?

Postby NZ Eff » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:53 pm

I'm comfortable taking him late in the first round.
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