16 team draft in the 9th rd (4 keepers). So far I have drafted 3 OFs, a SS, 2 SPs and a CL. My question is should I take Durham in this round or should I wait until later rounds and pick up a Kennedy, Loretta, Mora, Polanco later? Instead, I could take another SP (W Williams, Russ Ortiz, R Harden, D Willis), a 1B (Klesko, Johnson), a 3B (Hinske, Koskie, Mueller, Crede) or a C (Hernandez, Wilson, Lecroy, Mauer). I know I listed a lot here but im not sure what direction I should go from here. Also, where will Mauer likely go? Is he going to produce this year? Thanks alot.
I think you can wait and get Durham later, I'm not a big fan. Polanco is a pretty good option too. Willis would be my pick here. Mauer will go pretty late. The rest of the people you listed are later round picks in my opinion.
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Well OFs were left on the board early so I used my 2 first picks on them and one OF fell to the 8th rd that I thought would be gone well before. Plus people have been drafting alot different from what I expected so at times Ive been forced to take the best available player rather than a need. At this point though there isnt much left for OF and Im pretty happy with who I have (although Kearns is still out there so I could have waited and grabbed him). Anyway, other guys that are available include O Perez, Peavy, Pierzynski, Myers, L Hernandez, Konerko, Penny, Soriano, Redman, Ponson, Durazo, Buehrle, Kolb, Padilla. Pretty average for the 9th round I think. Most of the names on this list I figured would go a little later.