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2009 Cafeholics Mock Draft

Postby WebHamster » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:36 pm

This thread contains comments on the Cafe's "2009 Cafeholics Mock Draft", which was posted in the Cafe's Player Rankings section by Chris Routledge on January 27, 2009. The full article can be read here.
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Re: 2009 Cafeholics Mock Draft

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:20 pm

Sweet. Thanks, Chris and great job, everyone. ;-D
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Re: 2009 Cafeholics Mock Draft

Postby zepfan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:33 pm

Agreed. Good job everyone and thanks a lot Chris! ;-D
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Re: 2009 Cafeholics Mock Draft

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:21 pm

Thanks for the duck, can I get a pencil icon also for the second base article whennever you get a chance? :-D

Good mock draft. I was generally happy with the results, definitely wanted a much better guy at third base but didn't want Atkins and picking at the back blocked me from getting ARod, Miggy, Wright, Longoria and ARam without reaching, and Chipper/Youk didn't make it back. After that, they all blend together to me. I do like how none of my starters are WHIP cancers, was a side goal of mine to avoid all the high walk guys like Cain, Dice K, Zambrano, etc.
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Re: 2009 Cafeholics Mock Draft

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:40 pm

I'm pretty pleased with my draft.

Like GP said, I wish I had a better 3B. Once the top 5 were off, I'm uneasy on drafting Chipper/Youkilis/Atkins and I didn't feel like reaching on Zimmerman a round earlier. I regret the Harden 7th round pick to some extent for that reason because I got caught up in the SP run and two, because that could have been the green light to take Huff there. I could have redeemed myself in getting Cantu a few rounds later but GP beat me to it. :-B I do think Glaus is a solid fallback option had he not gotten injured though. Blalock isn't a bad late-round selection too especially with him featuring in a DH role.

Other than that, it was a good draft. I have fairly good balance with my offense, with no real glaring downside for a poor average. I liked the Bruce pick most and was surprised he fell as low as he did. I definitely needed another 30 HR bat to supplement what Tex/Holliday/Markakis provide. I don't think I have a very speedy team on paper, but I think Jeter, Holliday, and Markakis can reach double digits in SB, with Roberts a mainstay and I reckon McLouth runs more this year. A Wieters/Bengie Molina is a fine catcher platoon for the time being. I could have done better with my pitching, but if I get a productive 150-160 innings out of Harden/Joba, I'd be pretty happy with that. I don't reckon Billingsley is a bad anchor, Nolasco was a nice mid-tier fallback choices, and Harang/Kershaw make for good back-end starters. I could have done better with my closers, especially in adding one more, but I won't nitpick on that.
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Re: 2009 Cafeholics Mock Draft

Postby Madison » Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:09 am

Grounded Polo wrote:Thanks for the duck, can I get a pencil icon also for the second base article whennever you get a chance? :-D


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Re: 2009 Cafeholics Mock Draft

Postby WaCougMBS » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:26 am

Great job fellas! Always nice to have an expert draft where you know the experts (and can rib them for their picks if need be) ;-) ;-D
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