Keeper draft in a couple days - I have 1st overall and 7th overall 3 keepers per team - mine were lincecum, a gonzalez, and price (lose the round they were drafted last season) 12 teams 6x6 scoring...standard 5 for each plus OBP and K/9 includes CI, MI, 3 OF, 1 UT -- 5 SP 2 RP
Im taking Wright with the 1st overall no doubt but am hesistant on who to take with the 7th (plus I cant be positive who will be there)
top available players in the draft are:
Wright Braun Sizemore Rollins Utley Pedroia Holliday Beltran J. Santana Berkman Sabathia Carlos Lee
Wright and then Braun/Sizemore will be top 3 but after that it is a little hazy
As of right now I am thinking I will take either Utley, Rollins, Santana, Holliday (obv if braun or sizemore slips i will take them)
I've always been the type to stack up on hitting early, but I am really intrigued by the idea of having Lincecum/Santana - and if I take Johan there I prob wont take a SP for at least 10-12 rounds
I also think Holliday will be dealt to a contender at the deadline and put into a better lineup so I would love to have him on my team in September...If Utley or Rollins fall to me I would take either of them over Santana/Holliday...but if I am faced with Santana or Holliday I don't really know which to choose...
I'll obviously help in return if you can give me an opinion supported with some kind of reasoning
just curious why you think beltran should definitely be ranked over holliday...i see them being projected to put up almost identical numbers in R, HR, RBI - with beltran having maybe 10-12 more steals and holliday having a batting average about 25-30 pts higher
obviously very close...kind of makes me lean towards holliday since he would help balance out my avg if i decided to go for a guy like adam dunn, chris young, etc. later in the draft
edit - also does the fact that wright and beltran are on the same team factor into this decision at all? just curious
I think Beltran, Holliday, and Rollins are all pretty close in value for this season. The concern is of course with Holliday moving out of Colorado. But if you're not to concerned with that then Holliday is a fine choice there instead of Beltran.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
yea I know what you mean, but I highly doubt Oakland can afford to resign Holliday so I can see him ending up as a Met or Yankee, or whoever wants to make a move at the deadline, by the end of the season.
His stats on the road the last few years I think also prove that he is not just a product of Coors Field