Hmm. Some interesting questions, that's for sure.1. What was your draft strategy?
I guess I go into any draft with 2 goals in mind - balance and reliability. Reliable contributors in every category early lets me feel better rolling the dice on some guys later. Can't say that I did a terrific job of executing my plan, but it never goes exactly as planned.
I always like to start with a hitters in thin positions, an ace, and I love grabbing an early closer for reasons I've detailed in other posts. My plans were definitely disrupted several times by people reaching for players I was banking on grabbing a round or two later. I.e. Pablo in the 11th.2. Who do you think was the steal of the draft?
Could very well be Pablo in the 11th. Wieters went late, ARoid could be a steal in the 3rd. Abreu in the 6th is definitely a steal.3. Who do you think was the reach of the draft?
Possibly ARoid in the 3rd. Or maybe Pablo in the 11th. I think Aviles raised the most eyebrows.4. Who do you think will finish in the top 3?
Several good looking teams. beerdogs look strong, as do emb0lus and O_S. I like my chances too. 5. Who do you think will finish in the bottom 3?
oscar always finishes in the cellar. I like his offense, but he has no pitching. I like thomas' team, but he has no hitting. Legia has an awful lot of risk on his team along with those 4 catchers.6. The best pick that you made
Several I feel good about. I like Howard to rebound and be well worth the #9 pick. Love Hart in the 5th, and 2 top closers in the 7th and 8th made my day.7. The worst pick that you made
Pedroia. ARoid getting hurt actually screwed me there, I would have taken a spot closer to the end if I knew that was going to happen. Everyone I hoped would be there was gone. Even Holliday went early. Wanted to cover a thin position if I could, not drinking the Longoria Kool-Aid, too early for me to take a pitcher. Came down to Pedroia or Beltran. Bet on none of the top 2B making it back and they didn't. Don't like the pick but not sure I'd change it if I could.8. What player is the biggest key to your success?
Peavy. He's got to stay healthy, I went a long time between my first and second starters.9. Your team's weak/strong points
I'll do ok in power, saves, and ratios I think. Realized about round 10 that I had no steals so I reached a bit for Maybin and Span. I'll need help there somehow. Lots of upside in Hart, Cruz, Wieters, Maybin, Blalock, Helton, Wandy, Buchholz. Can't wait for the season.