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Re: 2009 Cafe Mock Draft Results

Postby Grounded Polo » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:32 am

TheGhost76777 wrote:Round 1: Howard and Hamilton are not legitimate first rounders IMO. Sizemore and Braun are my favorite picks here.


Who else would you take then? I don't see any of the second rounders as much better options. I took Howard in a mock just now at 12 and was really happy to get him there. I don't really want to be the guy drafting Hamilton but I'd have a hard time drafting Beltran a round earlier than last year despite putting up the usual numbers with the roller coaster seasons he always has.
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Re: 2009 Cafe Mock Draft Results

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:35 am

Grounded Polo wrote:
TheGhost76777 wrote:Round 1: Howard and Hamilton are not legitimate first rounders IMO. Sizemore and Braun are my favorite picks here.


Who else would you take then? I don't see any of the second rounders as much better options. I took Howard in a mock just now at 12 and was really happy to get him there. I don't really want to be the guy drafting Hamilton but I'd have a hard time drafting Beltran a round earlier than last year despite putting up the usual numbers with the roller coaster seasons he always has.

I agree. Howard is worthy. Hamilton I don't think I'd take in Round 1, nor would I take Beltran.
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Re: 2009 Cafe Mock Draft Results

Postby rookies and cream » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:40 am

Who would you take in the 1st then? Holliday? Johan? Utley?
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Re: 2009 Cafe Mock Draft Results

Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:48 am

bigh0rt wrote:
Grounded Polo wrote:
TheGhost76777 wrote:Round 1: Howard and Hamilton are not legitimate first rounders IMO. Sizemore and Braun are my favorite picks here.


Who else would you take then? I don't see any of the second rounders as much better options. I took Howard in a mock just now at 12 and was really happy to get him there. I don't really want to be the guy drafting Hamilton but I'd have a hard time drafting Beltran a round earlier than last year despite putting up the usual numbers with the roller coaster seasons he always has.

I agree. Howard is worthy. Hamilton I don't think I'd take in Round 1, nor would I take Beltran.


I was pretty happy landing Tex in the 'Holics mock draft just now (and yes, I skipped Howard). Neither of the early 2nd rounders jump out so notably as 1st round quality for somewhat of a cut-rate bargain. I'd say Kinsler had he finished '08 with a full bill of health does and the same goes for Utley, assuming he's ready to go by Opening Day.
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Re: 2009 Cafe Mock Draft Results

Postby TheGhost76777 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:54 am

Grounded Polo wrote:
TheGhost76777 wrote:Round 1: Howard and Hamilton are not legitimate first rounders IMO. Sizemore and Braun are my favorite picks here.


Who else would you take then? I don't see any of the second rounders as much better options. I took Howard in a mock just now at 12 and was really happy to get him there. I don't really want to be the guy drafting Hamilton but I'd have a hard time drafting Beltran a round earlier than last year despite putting up the usual numbers with the roller coaster seasons he always has.


I'd take Beltran + Rollins over Hamilton and not think about it twice. I guess Howard is a 1st rounder but I wouldn't want him really, especially 7th.
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Re: 2009 Cafe Mock Draft Results

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:22 pm

TheGhost76777 wrote:
Grounded Polo wrote:
TheGhost76777 wrote:Round 1: Howard and Hamilton are not legitimate first rounders IMO. Sizemore and Braun are my favorite picks here.


Who else would you take then? I don't see any of the second rounders as much better options. I took Howard in a mock just now at 12 and was really happy to get him there. I don't really want to be the guy drafting Hamilton but I'd have a hard time drafting Beltran a round earlier than last year despite putting up the usual numbers with the roller coaster seasons he always has.


I'd take Beltran + Rollins over Hamilton and not think about it twice. I guess Howard is a 1st rounder but I wouldn't want him really, especially 7th.


Howard is a first rounder, but yes not at 7. I agree with that.
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Re: 2009 Cafe Mock Draft Results

Postby jake_harv88 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:53 pm

I can't really argue against any of the picks taken in this first round. To each his own...
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Re: 2009 Cafe Mock Draft Results

Postby rjforlife » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:58 pm

Everyone keeps saying no to Howard at 7....so who are you taking. Sure the avg is a bit low but my god, he is the only elite power guy left and I just don't see who else is worth the pick....
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Re: 2009 Cafe Mock Draft Results

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:00 pm

rjforlife wrote:Everyone keeps saying no to Howard at 7....so who are you taking. Sure the avg is a bit low but my god, he is the only elite power guy left and I just don't see who else is worth the pick....

The only real arguments I think can be made are for Sizemore, Braun, and possibly Teixeira. Hamilton and Holliday are no ways in my book (but I don't like either in Round 1 to begin with), and even with the three mentioned above, you're splitting hairs with a difference in one draft spot.
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Re: 2009 Cafe Mock Draft Results

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:04 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
rjforlife wrote:Everyone keeps saying no to Howard at 7....so who are you taking. Sure the avg is a bit low but my god, he is the only elite power guy left and I just don't see who else is worth the pick....

The only real arguments I think can be made are for Sizemore, Braun, and possibly Teixeira. Hamilton and Holliday are no ways in my book (but I don't like either in Round 1 to begin with), and even with the three mentioned above, you're splitting hairs with a difference in one draft spot.


You're assuming Cabrera at 6, correct? I would totally take Braun and Sizemore over Howard also.

The only thing about Howard is that his average might have been deceptively low last season.
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