daniel80111 wrote:Do you guys agree that 2B, 3B, SS, and C have players with elevated draft rankings due to the scarcity of talent in those positions?? I think it's essential to get a top 3 SS or top 4 3B this year. Because after that the drop off is pretty large. OF for some reason seems to have so many players that can really break through this year.
I usually don't touch catchers until the last round, or thereabouts.
I also don't feel it's essential to get a top 2B, SS or 3B. There is plenty of depth if you look hard enough. I'll take Teixiera over any 2B outside of Utley...I don't really care if he's a 1B. I project that he'll give me more production, so that's what I'll draft on. Of course I take scarcity into consideration, but I won't reach for a player simply because he plays 2B or SS. I'd be fine with drafting a dominant outfield and CI and settle for Kelly Johnson and O-Cab up the middle if it's necessary. Obviously I'd prefer to have better players at MI, but I'm not going to reach for Phillips in the 2nd round or Rollins in the top 5 just because they play MI.
I actually think that OF is more shallow this year than it usually is.