Kimbos Beard wrote:2-3 weeks ago you would have been able to snatch up Utley and Tex, but Utley has risen alot and I don't think will be around.
I have drafted in this slot last week and I can tell you will prob have Tex/Howard/Santana/Lincecum and perhaps Rollins (have seen him around this late on more than one occasion).
If Rollins is around I think you would be sitting pretty with Rollins and your choice of Howard/Tex, depending on whether you like the AVG or the HR/RBI.
I think the question you have to be ready for is that if Rollins is off the board will you consider taking Howard and Tex.
Excellent post. Would I consider taking Howard and Tex? Yes. In our league we have Double Plays Turned as a scoring category (goofy, yes, but our commish loathes the DH and wants to devalue real DHs in our league as much as possible) and we have a UTIL position. Because of that it is an advantage to play a 1B at UTIL (and MI to a lesser degree) so having two power hitting 1B isn't a bad thing.
He's my fear...that the following players are the first 11 off the board:
HanRam, Pujos, Reyes, Wright, Sizemore, Braun, MCab, Utley, JRoll, Kinsler, Tex
That leaves me with Howard (or Tex if someone takes Howard over him) and...
That's what I'm trying to figure out. I absolutely will not draft Lincecum or Santana there. Won't do it. I don't see an OF worth that spot, though Hamilton's ADP puts him right there. I don't see any other 1B worth it, or any other 2B, SS, 3B, or C. So ultimately I hope things don't play out this way but if they do I'm still not 100% sure who that second pick would be. That's pretty scary considering the draft is coming up on Monday.