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Postby kentx12 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:18 pm

http://fantasynews.sportsline.com/fanta ... y/11177946


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.

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Re: CBS Sportsline Mock Draft "Karabell is not smart"

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:37 pm

kentx12 wrote:http://fantasynews.sportsline.com/fantasybaseball/story/11177946


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.

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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).
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Re: CBS Sportsline Mock Draft "Karabell is not smart"

Postby Eagle Baseball » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:17 am

I like his draft better than this:

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25 C Brian McCann (ATL)
49 C Joe Mauer (MIN)
240 1B Casey Kotchman (ATL)
24 2B Dustin Pedroia (BOS)
96 2B Robinson Cano (NYY)
1 SS Hanley Ramirez (FLA)
72 3B Chipper Jones (ATL)
121 3B Ryan Zimmerman (WAS)
73 OF Ryan Ludwick (STL)
120 OF Chris B. Young (ARI)
144 OF Nick Swisher (NYY)
193 OF Rick Ankiel (STL)
264 OF Adam Lind (TOR)
265 OF David DeJesus (KC)
48 P Cole Hamels (PHI)
97 P Chad Billingsley (LA)
145 P Matt Cain (SF)
168 P Chad Qualls (ARI)
169 P John Danks (CHW)
192 P Joel Hanrahan (WAS)
216 P Trevor Hoffman (SD)
217 P Fausto Carmona (CLE)
241 P Hiroki Kuroda (LA)

I realize you start 2 C's but to take 2 with top 50 picks? He also took 2 2B (Pedroia at 24) with top 100 picks. Picking Chipper at 71 (which is a solid pick imo) means you likely need another 3B fairly early (Zimmerman at 121). Those picks left him extemely weak at 1B and OF imo.
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Re: CBS Sportsline Mock Draft "Karabell is not smart"

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:26 am

kentx12 wrote:http://fantasynews.sportsline.com/fantasybaseball/story/11177946


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.

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If you look at his roster from top to bottom, I'd actually argue it's really not that bad. I don't have a problem with the Delgado and Pena picks though. Definitely some questionable picks, but the end result was a lot better than I had anticipated it being. Also as the previous poster said, there were far worse teams drafted.

Note: I don't care for Karabell myself.
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Re: CBS Sportsline Mock Draft "Karabell is not smart"

Postby Matthias » Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:06 pm

Didn't Karabell win the league he played in against a host of guys from the FBC?
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Re: CBS Sportsline Mock Draft "Karabell is not smart"

Postby Third Day » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:41 am

I think Karabell may have been goofing this draft because his mantra over the years is that you always take bats in the early rounds.

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Re: CBS Sportsline Mock Draft "Karabell is not smart"

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:23 pm

Eagle Baseball wrote:I like his draft better than this:

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25 C Brian McCann (ATL)
49 C Joe Mauer (MIN)
240 1B Casey Kotchman (ATL)
24 2B Dustin Pedroia (BOS)
96 2B Robinson Cano (NYY)
1 SS Hanley Ramirez (FLA)
72 3B Chipper Jones (ATL)
121 3B Ryan Zimmerman (WAS)
73 OF Ryan Ludwick (STL)
120 OF Chris B. Young (ARI)
144 OF Nick Swisher (NYY)
193 OF Rick Ankiel (STL)
264 OF Adam Lind (TOR)
265 OF David DeJesus (KC)
48 P Cole Hamels (PHI)
97 P Chad Billingsley (LA)
145 P Matt Cain (SF)
168 P Chad Qualls (ARI)
169 P John Danks (CHW)
192 P Joel Hanrahan (WAS)
216 P Trevor Hoffman (SD)
217 P Fausto Carmona (CLE)
241 P Hiroki Kuroda (LA)

I realize you start 2 C's but to take 2 with top 50 picks? He also took 2 2B (Pedroia at 24) with top 100 picks. Picking Chipper at 71 (which is a solid pick imo) means you likely need another 3B fairly early (Zimmerman at 121). Those picks left him extemely weak at 1B and OF imo.

McCann at 25? lol
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