Mixed Dynasty League, 5x5 roto style, I am in the middle of a dispersal draft and the following are in my estimation the top 10 players left on the board. I should be able to pick 2 of these guys. How would you rank them for 2010?
King Felix Zambrano Webb J. Lopez S. Drew Reynolds Soriano Ichiro Dunn Aramis
*** (A fairly significant gap here. Felix is still young as a pup, and he just snaked a coupla first place Cy votes during Greinke's remarkable year)
*** (Another gap, but not so big. I'm tempted to put Reynolds up with Felix: that was top 5 production, but with his contact rates, there's risk assuming it all breaks out that perfectly again. Still, both of these 3B are stellar, and I would definitely gamble on health for Aramis and continued excellence for Reynolds.)
Webb Dunn S. Drew# Ichiro
**** (A tough quartet: Drew should be better, and he's got the tools to slap up a year to make us question why we like Tulo over him. Webb should be fine, and he could easily be the first guy taken here. A lot of people are scared of Dunn's BA, but I love, love, love his power production. Ichiro's such a power lag that it's a downfall for OPS leagues. In your 5 x 5 league, I could see bumping him higher; I just wouldn't want to discount his age).
Soriano J. Lopez# Zambrano
*** (I was tempted to list Soriano last, but he's been elite and might have chances to rebound. Lopez is an underrated 2B option: he won't win you a league, but he certainly won't lose it either. Zambrano's probably better than last, but if I could have any two players from this list, I wouldn't have him at the end unless I were forced. I'm scared of his workload and he's really shown more weakness than I'd like to see.)
In the end, I'd love to leave here with Felix and a 3B. Dunn or Ichiro are good consolation prizes for the 3B, but Felix/Reynolds is the winning lottery ticket here.
#Please note that you wouldn't likely have to spend one of your first two picks on Lopez or Drew. I like them this much, but I would wait and take the one that slips. There's no way I could justifiably take Drew over Ichiro when the trade value is so different.
Well, I drafted Reynolds because Felix was gone. So, Webb, Lopez, Drew, Soriano, Aramis and Zambrano are still available. Who do you think I should take next? I already have Morneau at 1st, Sandoval at 3rd and Reynolds at CI but I could use Aramis at UTI and I think that might be the best next pick. What do you guys think?