TheBull wrote:Howard K's a TON...it is -1 for K's in our league.....I could go Utley in the 2nd assuming he falls....and Tex in the 1st. All i am saying is do you think it is a bad start to take Kinsler/Evan with the 1st 2 picks...
It's not a horrid start, for a new keeper league. And I agree Howard K's a lot, but you sometimes have to sacrifice one category to make others better.
I still think that one of the threesome will be there for you at the 8th pick, unless everyone is working off of the same cheat sheets. I've seen Timmy and John both go in the first 5 (same draft, gonna love buying them for 75 cents on the dollar in July) I've seen Tex go 6th, I've seen Kinsler go 5th, all sorts of oddities.
For the 8th pick, I'd say Sizemore/MCab/Braun/Kinsler, in that order. There are 2B's you can get in the 3rd-5th rounds who will do just fine, so don't target Kinsler as an end-all-be-all.
Coming back around, Longoria is a bit of a reach, but because of the decline at the position over the last few years, position scarcity might bring it into line. Or again, a 1B like Berkman, who should be available.