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Minor Draft - Help Needed

Postby Hoyas1 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:39 pm

Hello all,

I have a minor league draft starting Monday. I have picks 3,4,7,15,18 & 26

All of the 2009 MLB 1st year players are available and a few others. Here is a list I came up with. Any help, suggestions, strategies would greatly be appreciated.

Stephen Strasburg
Desmond Jennings
Martin Perez
Dustin Ackley
Aroldis Chapman
Dominic Brown
Starlin Castro
Jenrry Mejia
Michael Taylor
Casey Kelly
Tyler Matzek
Chris Carter
Ryan Westmoreland
Kyle Drabek
Christian Friedrich
Lonnie Chisenall
Shelby Miller
Jaff Dacker
Dee Gordon
Wilmer Flores
Derek Norris
Zach Britton
Hector Rondon
Josh Bell
Mike Montgomery
Jacob Turner
Drew Storen


Thanks in advance,
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Re: Minor Draft - Help Needed

Postby hybrid » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:23 am

A lot of these guys are really close so it can vary a lot depending on need, or potential, or position.. etc. If you like a guy a few spots below where I ranked him, just go with your gut ... though I think the tiers are pretty accurate.

Stephen Strasburg - obviously
Desmond Jennings - obviously #2
Dustin Ackley - chance at 2B makes him really tempting
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Martin Perez - could be very good
Aroldis Chapman - ditto
Starlin Castro - a SS who has speed and pop is always valuable
Chris Carter - def will hit for power
Dominic Brown - has to develope a bit more but has the tools, that said If I had to pick one to bust ...
Michael Taylor - very solid bat, maybe not the upside but still very good and I doubt have much doubt he will hit
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Kyle Drabek - AL East, darn ... still has the making of a TOR pitcher though
Jenrry Mejia - young, rushed, 1 plus pitch... potential but I hate the way the Mets try and develop guys
Casey Kelly - tough division but looks very safe to be a middle guy, possibly TOR
Jaff Decker - no real position but the kid can mash, he'd be up higher if he didnt just complete Low A
Tyler Matzek - h.s. arm w/ sky high potential, but how many of those go wrong?
Jacob Turner - ditto
Christian Friedrich - looks like a safe bet for a #3, possibly #2 ... not quite sold on him yet at the current levels he played
Ryan Westmoreland - might seem low but he really has yet to show much for the rankings he's been recieving, SS ball was nice but need more ... also the injuries are worrisome
Derek Norris - C who can mash? hopefully he doesn't get moved off
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Josh Bell - power bat, could move to 1b, can't hit lefties yet
Lonnie Chisenall - for fantasy purposes he is nice, but I don't see the big potential
Mike Montgomery - almost what I said about Friedrich
Drew Storen - elite closer? possibly, I could see him going higher if someone wants to win now
Dee Gordon - so raw, but has speed to burn if he can make it
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Wilmer Flores - still young, but needs developing
Hector Rondon - #3/#4 type?
Zach Britton - ditto
Shelby Miller - wouldn't be surprised if he busted or devloped into a #2/#3 ... but h.s. arms are so fickle
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Re: Minor Draft - Help Needed

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:58 am

With picks 3 and 4. Strasburg will be gone. Hard to say who will go 2?

Jennings
Ackely
Chapman
Perez
Westmoreland
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Re: Minor Draft - Help Needed

Postby Steve-o » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:20 pm

Stephen Strasburg
Desmond Jennings

Dustin Ackley
Dominic Brown

Martin Perez
Starlin Castro
Casey Kelly
Michael Taylor
Kyle Drabek
Aroldis Chapman
Ryan Westmoreland
Chris Carter
Christian Friedrich
Jenrry Mejia
Tyler Matzek

Derek Norris
Lonnie Chisenall
Dee Gordon
Mike Montgomery
Zach Britton
Jaff Dacker
Wilmer Flores
Josh Bell

Jacob Turner
Shelby Miller
Drew Storen
Hector Rondon

I think, this year more than previous years, there is a lot of talent clustered at the top and it falls off quickly after that. I would see if I could trade picks to upgrade and pick earlier.
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Re: Minor Draft - Help Needed

Postby jeffmerk » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:33 pm

How was Jennings not taken last year?
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Re: Minor Draft - Help Needed

Postby Hoyas1 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:32 pm

jeffmerk wrote:How was Jennings not taken last year?


Roster expanded from 10 to 15 this year and this league allows you to keep players on the MiLB roster until 300 AB/150IP.

The draft started early and Jennings went 2.

I got: Ackley, Perez and Chapman with my first three picks.

Hopefully, some of these top tier players will be there for my next three.

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Re: Minor Draft - Help Needed

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:52 pm

Hoyas1 wrote:
I got: Ackley, Perez and Chapman with my first three picks.

Hopefully, some of these top tier players will be there for my next three.


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