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First Draft of the Year.....Thoughts?

Postby LastDon08 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:06 pm

I just finished my first draft of the year. I'd like your thoughts on how I did. The league is a 10-team H2H league with C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 4 OF, MI, CI, 5 SP, 2 RP, 2 P

Round (Pick) Player
1. (7) Chase Utley 2B
2. (14) Ryan Braun 3B
3. (27) Carlos Lee OF
4. (34) Brandon Webb SP
5. (47) Travis Hafner 1B
6. (54) John Smoltz SP
7. (67) Jonathan Papelbon RP
8. (74) Francisco Rodríguez RP
9. (87) Corey Hart OF
10. (94) Jason Bay OF
11. (107) Tim Lincecum SP
12. (114) Rickie Weeks 2B
13. (127) Brett Myers SP,RP
14. (134) Orlando Cabrera SS
15. (147) Jarrod Saltalamacchia C,1B
16. (154) Joe Blanton SP
17. (167) Kosuke Fukudome OF
18. (174) James Loney 1B
19. (187) Tom Gorzelanny SP
20. (194) Matt Garza SP
21. (207) Joakim Soria RP
22. (214) Evan Longoria 3B
23. (227) Lastings Milledge OF
24. (234) Shaun Marcum SP,RP
25. (247) Billy Butler 1B,OF

I was reaching after about the 21st round - really just going for some guys with big upside. What do you guys think about what I did? Any picks you liked or thought I really reached for? That draft gives me a team of:

C J. Saltalamaccia
1B T. Hafner
2B C. Utley
3B R. Braun
SS O. Cabrera
MI R. Weeks
CI J. Loney
OF C. Lee
OF C. Hart
OF J. Bay
OF K. Fukudome

SP B. Webb
SP J. Smoltz
SP T. Lincecum
SP B. Myers
SP J. Blanton
RP J. Papelbom
RP F. Rodriguez
P T. Gorzelanny
P J. Soria/M. Garza
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Re: First Draft of the Year.....Thoughts?

Postby Kuji » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:47 pm

Aside from Hafner (who I pray he does not have something similar like 2007) and Weeks (The eternal stud of Fantasy), I like the team, especially the bullpen (hoping Lincecum gets a fair share of wins too).
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Re: First Draft of the Year.....Thoughts?

Postby LastDon08 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:47 pm

I think I definately reached on Smoltz and Blanton. I'm not sure what I was thinking on those. However, pitching goes quickly in this league. I think I got good value with the Weeks, Hart, Bay, and Soria picks. Also, I think my last few picks could be huge, especially if Butler and/or Milledge pan out. My bullpen is obviously stacked, but I probably didn't need to draft Papelbon and Rodriguez together that early.

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Re: First Draft of the Year.....Thoughts?

Postby codblue3 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:51 pm

I really think Hafner is gonna bounce back this year. I also expect more out of Bay as well. I agree with using the last few picks to go after stud rookies that could have a big year.

How's mine: viewtopic.php?t=329283
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Re: First Draft of the Year.....Thoughts?

Postby skjelstrom » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:33 pm

I don't like Saltamaccia at all. If Loney, Bay, and Fokudome turn out to all be very good than I think your team has winning potential. Definitely.

Could you help with mine PLEASE: viewtopic.php?t=329070
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