Obviously very deep. Even deeper because the positions are: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, IF, LF, CF, RF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL The scoring is: R, HR, RBI, SB, TB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, K/BB
First time I have ever drafted in this deep a league. Also haven't played h2h in a couple of years. I think I did pretty well in this deep of a draft. Lackey and Hamels may have been early picks, however I'm thinking in a h2h league prime starters are ever more important.
Also note that I dropped Chuck James in favor of JC Romero because I realized I had no pitchers for holds.
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1. (13) Ryan Howard 1B 2. (20) Vladimir Guerrero RF 3. (45) Cole Hamels SP 4. (52) John Lackey SP 5. (77) Chipper Jones 3B 6. (84) Takashi Saito RP 7. (109) Édgar Rentería SS 8. (116) Andruw Jones CF 9. (141) Pat Burrell LF 10. (148) Orlando Hudson 2B 11. (173) Dustin McGowan SP 12. (180) Jeremy Bonderman SP 13. (205) Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B 14. (212) Jeremy Hermida RF 15. (237) Brandon Lyon RP 16. (244) Jay Bruce CF 17. (269) Boof Bonser SP 18. (276) Bengie Molina C 19. (301) Chuck James SP 20. (308) Andre Ethier LF,RF 21. (333) Freddy Sánchez 2B 22. (340) Yuniesky Betancourt SS 23. (365) Andy LaRoche 3B
I really like how your draft went there! I still think you could of taken advantage of the Lackay news and gotten him a few rounds later, especially when guys like haren, King Felix, harang and to a lesser extent Hallady and Oswalt on the boards. I love the hermida pickup.. He was on the boards way to long. Reneteria was a steal at 109. I think you grabbed McGowan in the right spot, and I really like Boof's tradeability when he gets off to hot start!
I have Burrell, Chipper, Jones, and Vlad all pegged as significant injury risks this year. Add in the fact LaRoche is already out and may have lost his opportunity to earn the 3B spot in LA you do run the risk of being forced to move talent for production.
Its really hard to draft a well rounded team in a deep league, trust me I know if the injuries do not linger, you add a bit of speed, I predict a playoff spot!
Impressive team considering the depth of the league I like the Andruw Jones pick, in a league this deep why not take the risk? Looks to me like a solid draft, I might not have spent so much on pitching with your 3rd and 4th picks but thats just differing strategies.
Pretty solid team; just be aware that your OF group outside of Vlad is a "boom or bust" type, so I think their performance will be a good indicator on how well your team does in the standings. Also, look out on the waiver wire as soon as you see someone good enough for your team to backup Ryan Howard @ 1B.