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8th pick

Howard
14
14%
Teixeira
18
19%
Utley
37
38%
Hamilton
12
12%
Rollins
11
11%
Johan
0
No votes
Lincecum
2
2%
Kinsler
1
1%
Other
2
2%
 
Total votes : 97

8th pick

Postby silverZ » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:01 pm

Let's say you've got the 8th pick in a 12 team mixed roto league, and Braun, Sizemore, Mcab are gone. Who do you pick? I'm having a tough time decided who to grab...
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Re: 8th pick

Postby abrage22 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:05 pm

I'd go with Teix
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Re: 8th pick

Postby Ender » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:05 pm

I chose Utley and it isn't terribly close, he fits in the 5th-7th discussion with me depending on how he looks this weekend.(my drafts are next week).
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Re: 8th pick

Postby Matthias » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:08 pm

I'll give you a different poll.

I'm having a tough time to pick.

Should I post in:
A) Leftovers? or
B) Draft, Trade, Keepers, and Waivers?

I vote B.
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Re: 8th pick

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:15 pm

In the Braun/Hamilton debate thread, I was one of the few to side with Joshy. Honestly, it may have been because I had just gone through a half box of Kleenex after watching "Resurrecting the Dream" on MLB Network (before you pervs say anything, I was referring to the childlike sobbing I was doing, not that that's a whole lot better... :-/ ).

Anyhew, while I do think Braun would be the wiser choice at 7, I like the Hammer at 8, position scarcity be damned. I wouldn't be surprised if his second half is more solid this season as he gets into better baseball shape. I also like the protection/RBI opps he'll get with Davis/Cruz/Blalock behind him and a healthy Kinsler (hopefully) in front of him.
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Re: 8th pick

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:19 pm

That there's Matthias on the left...

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This is draft strategy, SO LAY OFF!!!
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Re: 8th pick

Postby Matthias » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:21 pm

Inukchuk wrote:This is draft strategy, SO LAY OFF!!!

Whatever. This is not draft strategy. This is, "Who should I draft in a mixed league with standard settings and Players A, B, and C have already been picked."

This is a DTKW WHIR!!!!! question, straight up.
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Re: 8th pick

Postby giambiformvp » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:31 pm

Howard... take the HRs and RBIs
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Re: 8th pick

Postby chris8 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:33 pm

Ender wrote:I chose Utley and it isn't terribly close, he fits in the 5th-7th discussion with me depending on how he looks this weekend.(my drafts are next week).

Absolutely ;-D
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Re: 8th pick

Postby silverZ » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:40 pm

I don't see how this is any different than the RP or OF polls. Anyway don't turn this into an argument, if an admin wants to move it they can.

I've been leaning towards Utley as the news of his rehab gets better and better. Kinsler usually won't drop until the the mid 2nd round and there's a big drop off in 2B after they're off the board. I don't like grabbing Howard that early because you spend the rest of the draft trying to make up the AVG. I'm not a believer in Hamilton after he slumped in the 2nd half last year. The Texas heat really seemed to drain him in the summer. Teix is solid but I would keep comfortable grabbing a 1B later on.

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