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Postby DaveClay12 » Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:36 pm

12 Team Keeper league, 6x6 HtH league... Assume that each team has 10 keepers, and thus the 1st round of the draft would be the 11th round if the league were starting from scratch.

Rafael Soriano at round 6-7?
Cliff Lee around 10?
Edwin Jackson around 10?

What about Bobby Crosby? Round 5-6 or so?

Maybe these are slightly high, but I like getting a jump on the young guns, and taking the risk on a guy with huge upside potential rather than a veteran that you know will be just mediocre.

What do you all think?
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Postby Arlo » Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:43 pm

Depends on your playing style, and on the other owners in your league. If there are several drafters who like locking up prospects, those rounds are probably about right, but it would be a bit early for my taste.
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Postby DaveClay12 » Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:03 pm

It's a little bit of each in my league. Last year I got Prior in round 4, which everyone at the time said was a steal, I got Wells in 9, which everyone said was too early, and Reyes in 14, I think, and people cursed me for making them change their next pick.

I love the young guns, but I don't want TOO many, ya know?
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Postby Red Sox Rule » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:26 pm

I think you're jumping the gun on those guys. Too early for my tastes. Guys you mentioned like prior and wells had proven success over a season before last year's drfat. The new guys your talking about don't have that yet. You can still get valuable contributors to your team in the rounds your talking about. I'd wait a little longer.
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Postby DJUmperPSU » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:45 pm

all of those guys will fall to later rounds...
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Postby Damage Inc. » Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:30 pm

Soriano is right around where he should be

Too high for Lee

Way too high for Crosby
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Postby BXBombers » Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:40 pm

From Rotoworld.com:
Rafael Soriano said he'd prefer to remain in a relief role, probably for the rest of his career.
"I just feel comfortable there," he said. "I want to be a closer, but I'll do anything they want." Unfortunately, it looks like the Mariners do want him to be a reliever. With his mid-90s fastball and hard slider, Soriano has the potential to be an outstanding starting pitcher. He'll be a dominant reliever, of course, but he won't be as valuable to the Mariners. It's uncertain when he'll get a chance to take over as a closer. It probably won't happen this year, but Soriano could get the job in 2005.

----thought you might find this info useful, re: Soriano

Damage Inc. wrote:Soriano is right around where he should be

Too high for Lee

Way too high for Crosby
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Postby 10 - 10 Furlough » Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:45 pm

Damage Inc. wrote:Soriano is right around where he should be

Too high for Lee

Way too high for Crosby


With advice like this your guaranteed to finish last in your league
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:52 pm

I know that they will all get taken but, with the exception of Soriano, I wouldn't take any of them for my team unless your league has a very very deep bench.
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Postby Damage Inc. » Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:04 pm

With advice like this your guaranteed to finish last in your league[/quote]


Your weekend furloughs have been revoked.

Take Cosby in the 6th round. :*)
Take Lee in the 10th round. :-b and as far as Soriano goes he will be in thier rotation this year

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