I actually like Longoria at this pick here and here are a couple reasons why...
1. Covers a big need at 3B with a top bat
2. After seeing some drafts not Teixeira is somehow or another becoming a 'smaller name' at the top of the draft, which means theres a decent chance you COULD get him back in round 2, not likely but better shot of that happening then getting Longoria on the comeback.
3. Going off of the last point, 1B is really deep this year, yes there is a drop off from the Elites to the next level, but not as big from 3B Elite to the next level.
4. I love Kemp and the all around stats he puts up, but there are a couple deciding factors for me. 4a. OF is much, much deeper. 4b. I see Manny on the decline bigtime this year and although Kemp did well without Manny last year, its still an element of protection when Manny is there and on top of his game.
Overall I think Longoria has the most value with his position, the team around him in Tampa isn't too shaby and he puts up monster power numbers. Combo him with an all around guy in the 2nd round and a cat who hits for big average in the 3rd and you have one helleva start.
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