What struck me funny was looking over Karabell's draft. The 1st round he took Utley at pick 9. Well that might not have been so bad but I wouldnt touch Utley there till we find out how and when he will return for sure, but after that check out his next few picks. Longoria with the 16th pick, a little risky for me again. CC in the 3rd round at pick #33 followed by B. Webb with pick #40, Victorino at pick #56 "not that bad IMO" and then followed by D. Jeter. Yes Jeter ahead of Tulo, Furcal and others I would take ahead of Jeter. A few other picks I thought were way off were Delgado in the 8th, Pena in the 9th, and Wolf in the later rounds.
How does this man make a living giving advise on fantasy baseball?
9th is a tough spot this year. You can argue that it's too early to take Rollins, Howard, Holliday, Hamilton, Johan... I probably would have taken Teixeira, but if not, I do believe I would have gone Utley there as well.
As for Longoria 16th, I just saw rump take him in the 2nd round of the Cafeholics Mock. Granted, it was 23rd Overall, but if Karabell wanted him as his 3rd baseman, he had the option to take him 16th or not get him at all. Again, I don't think it's a God awful pick, and not nearly as bad as the Lincecum pick immediately after him or the Morneau pick after that, and don't even start on the Pedroia pick at 24th. Safest pick for him probably would've been one of Beltran, Berkman, Soriano, or Lee, but again, I don't think Longoria is terrible here.
Sabathia in the third I don't care for at all, but I like to use the middle rounds to take my SP, same as I remember you doing kent, so it's a matter of strategy, really. He clearly decided to grab 2 Aces in Rounds 3 and 4, and he could've certainly done worse than Sabathia and Webb. Again, not a big fan of either pick, but I'm not really huge on any of the players who were selected between his third and fourth picks, either. If he was going to go SP, I'm not sure why he passed on Peavy. An interesting note that 5 SP flew off the board in the first 4 Rounds -- I don't imagine that happening in many drafts I participate in this year, though there's always that one guy, like Karabell in this draft, who decides he's going to be the guy to get the Ace(s).