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Postby ramble2 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:25 pm

I'm one of two teams in an expansion draft. Existing team protects were posted today. At most, one unprotected player per existing team may be selected, and I'd love to get the Cafe's help.

Want to help? Pick the best player from each group below, and put them in an overall ranking from 1-10.

6x6 keeper league. Rookies, sophomores and juniors have some added value, as they may be kept as developmental players (thus costing less):
HR, OBP, R, RBI, SB, SLG
BAA, ERA, Ks, Quality Starts, Saves + Holds, WHIP

Team 1:
Tim Hudson
Francisco Cordero
Kurt Suzuki
Loney

Team 2:
Francisco Liriano
Shaun Marcum
Justin Verlander
Jonny Venters
Ad. Beltre
A. Ethier

Team 3:
Roy Oswalt
J. Sanchez
E. Volquez
V. Wells
Beltran
LaPorta
Borbon

Team 4:
Billingsley
Mike Leake
Matt Garza
K. Blanks
Butler
J. Bruce

Team 5:
J. Cueto
James Shields
Derek Holland
Chris B. Young

Team 6:
Drew Storen
Matt Cain
Chris Carpenter
Adam Jones
Alex Rios

Team 7:
John Lackey
Ryan Dempster
Alexei Ramirez

Team 8:
Brett Anderson
CJ Wilson
Wieters
T. Hunter

Team 9:
Jaime Garcia
Soto
Colby Rasmus
Smoak

Team 10:
Phil Hughes
Ervin Santana
Miguel Montero
Kendrick
Sandoval
Bryce Harper
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Re: Expansion Draft - Please Help Rank!

Postby onitapgr » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:34 pm

Team 1:
Kurt Suzuki

Team 2:
Ad. Beltre

Team 3:
Roy Oswalt

Team 4:
J. Bruce

Team 5:
Chris B. Young

Team 6:
Alex Rios

Team 7:
Alexei Ramirez

Team 8:
Wieters

Team 9:
Colby Rasmus

Team 10:
Bryce Harper

Chris B. Young
Alex Rios
Ad. Beltre
J. Bruce
Alexei Ramirez
Colby Rasmus
Bryce Harper
Roy Oswalt
Wieters
Kurt Suzuki
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Re: Expansion Draft - Please Help Rank!

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:56 pm

ramble2 wrote:
Team 1:
Tim Hudson
Francisco Cordero ;-D
Kurt Suzuki
Loney

Team 2:
Francisco Liriano
Shaun Marcum
Justin Verlander ;-D
Jonny Venters
Ad. Beltre
A. Ethier

Team 3:
Roy Oswalt
J. Sanchez ;-D
E. Volquez
V. Wells
Beltran
LaPorta
Borbon

Team 4:
Billingsley
Mike Leake
Matt Garza
K. Blanks
Butler
J. Bruce ;-D

Team 5:
J. Cueto
James Shields
Derek Holland
Chris B. Young ;-D

Team 6:
Drew Storen
Matt Cain ;-D
Chris Carpenter
Adam Jones
Alex Rios

Team 7:
John Lackey
Ryan Dempster
Alexei Ramirez ;-D

Team 8:
Brett Anderson ;-D
CJ Wilson
Wieters
T. Hunter

Team 9:
Jaime Garcia
Soto
Colby Rasmus ;-D
Smoak

Team 10:
Phil Hughes
Ervin Santana
Miguel Montero
Kendrick
Sandoval
Bryce Harper ;-D


Verlander
Bruce
Anderson
Sanchez
Young
Cain
Rasmus
Harper
Ramirez
Cordero
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Re: Expansion Draft - Please Help Rank!

Postby dicek » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:11 pm

Team 1:
Francisco Cordero 10

Team 2:
A. Ethier 3

Team 3:
Roy Oswalt 1

Team 4:
Bruce 6

Team 5:
Chris B. Young 7

Team 6:
Chris Carpenter 4

Team 7:
Alexei Ramirez 5

Team 8:
Wieters 8

Team 9:
Colby Rasmus 9

Team 10:
Phil Hughes 2
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Re: Expansion Draft - Please Help Rank!

Postby ramble2 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:19 pm

Thanks guys. Kind of a weird draft, but I ended up with Verlander, Young, Rasmus, Ramirez & Brett Lawrie (didn't list him, but decided I'd rather roll the dice on a rookie than take Cordero, Tim Hudson or Suzuki).

Now it's phase two: rookie and minor league draft. Here I'm a bit more out of my element, as I've never played in a league with a minor league before. Same drill as before. Pick one from each team and rank them. Thanks, all help is really appreciated!

Team 1:
P. Aumont
Friedrich
Jarrod Parker
Carlos Peguero
Jared Goedert
Wilmer Flores
Michael Taylor
Brett Jackson

Team 2:
Jarrod Dyson
J. Singleton
Z. Britton
Matt Moore

Team 3:
Adam Miller
Beau Mills

Team 4:
Tyler Flowers
Alex Liddi
Casper Wells
Eduardo Sanchez

Team 5:
n/a

Team 6:
Tim Beckham
Ryan Westmoreland
Josh Sale

Team 7:
Karsten Whitson

Team 8:
Josh Bell
Lonnie Chisenhall
Josh Vitters
Jeff Decker

Team 9:
Tim Alderson
Michael Bowden
Anthony Ranaudo

Team 10:
Bryce Harper
Austin Romine
Chris Tillman
Michael Ynoa
Dylan Covey

I have the first pick, and I'm inclined to take Harper. But that's partly because I'm clueless and he's famous. IF there are other minor leaguers not listed that you think I should consider let me know. Many are probably protected and on roster, but you never know ...
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Re: Expansion Draft - Please Help Rank!

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:36 pm

Harper

They say he's the best hitter coming out since Arod
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Re: Expansion Draft - Please Help Rank!

Postby Halo Homers » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:05 am

ramble2 wrote:I'm one of two teams in an expansion draft. Existing team protects were posted today. At most, one unprotected player per existing team may be selected, and I'd love to get the Cafe's help.

Want to help? Pick the best player from each group below, and put them in an overall ranking from 1-10.

6x6 keeper league. Rookies, sophomores and juniors have some added value, as they may be kept as developmental players (thus costing less):
HR, OBP, R, RBI, SB, SLG
BAA, ERA, Ks, Quality Starts, Saves + Holds, WHIP

Team 1:
Tim Hudson ;-D
Francisco Cordero ;
Kurt Suzuki
Loney

Team 2:
Francisco Liriano
Shaun Marcum
Justin Verlander
Jonny Venters
Ad. Beltre ;-D
A. Ethier ;

Team 3:
Roy Oswalt ;-D
J. Sanchez
E. Volquez
V. Wells
Beltran
LaPorta
Borbon

Team 4:
Billingsley
Mike Leake
Matt Garza
K. Blanks
Butler
J. Bruce ;-D

Team 5:
J. Cueto
James Shields
Derek Holland
Chris B. Young ;-D

Team 6:
Drew Storen
Matt Cain ;-D
Chris Carpenter
Adam Jones
Alex Rios

Team 7:
John Lackey
Ryan Dempster
Alexei Ramirez ;-D

Team 8:
Brett Anderson ;
CJ Wilson
Wieters ;-D
T. Hunter

Team 9:
Jaime Garcia
Soto
Colby Rasmus ;-D
Smoak

Team 10:
Phil Hughes
Ervin Santana
Miguel Montero
Kendrick
Sandoval
Bryce Harper
;-D

__________________________________________________________________________________

Some difficult choices. First, given that saves and holds are equal, I pick no closers. You need to pick Beltre and A. Ramirez as they are the only two players your being offered at shallow positions. I like Bruce and Rasmus and high upside players. The really tough choices are Cain or Rios and Wieters or Anderson. I like Bryce Harper. You'll have to sit on him for a year, both worth it as I the rest of team 10 choices are only so-so.
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Re: Expansion Draft - Please Help Rank!

Postby Halo Homers » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:10 am

ramble2 wrote:Thanks guys. Kind of a weird draft, but I ended up with Verlander, Young, Rasmus, Ramirez & Brett Lawrie (didn't list him, but decided I'd rather roll the dice on a rookie than take Cordero, Tim Hudson or Suzuki).

Now it's phase two: rookie and minor league draft. Here I'm a bit more out of my element, as I've never played in a league with a minor league before. Same drill as before. Pick one from each team and rank them. Thanks, all help is really appreciated!

Team 1:
P. Aumont ;-D
Friedrich
Jarrod Parker
Carlos Peguero
Jared Goedert
Wilmer Flores
Michael Taylor
Brett Jackson

Team 2:
Jarrod Dyson
J. Singleton
Z. Britton ;-D
Matt Moore

Team 3:
Adam Miller ;-D
Beau Mills

Team 4:
Tyler Flowers
Alex Liddi
Casper Wells
Eduardo Sanchez

Team 5:
n/a

Team 6:
Tim Beckham
Ryan Westmoreland
Josh Sale ;-D

Team 7:
Karsten Whitson

Team 8:
Josh Bell
Lonnie Chisenhall
Josh Vitters
Jeff Decker ;-D

Team 9:
Tim Alderson
Michael Bowden ;-D
Anthony Ranaudo

Team 10:
Bryce Harper ;-D
Austin Romine
Chris Tillman
Michael Ynoa
Dylan Covey

I have the first pick, and I'm inclined to take Harper. But that's partly because I'm clueless and he's famous. IF there are other minor leaguers not listed that you think I should consider let me know. Many are probably protected and on roster, but you never know ...

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Take Harper a no brainer.
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Re: Expansion Draft - Please Help Rank!

Postby ramble2 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:51 am

I wanted to revisit this thread to thank everyone again who helped me out with this draft and other questions I've posted about this league. It's been a huge help. I'm psyched about this league, but it's a challenge. Full of competitive players who know the minor leagues way better than I do, and have been stocking up for years. Lots of good talent was protected and stashed away on rosters.

Just in case anyone's interested, I thought I'd show you all what I ended up with. I did a lot of wheeling and dealing, trying to put together a team that could give me a shot at competing this year, but also one with young talent I can (hopefully) build on.

Players with a DEV (developmental) next to their name cost picks counting from the end of the draft, otherwise players cost a pick counting from the beginning of the draft. You have to keep at least three non-DEV players.

Oh, and Harper was not available. That was a typo. Too bad for me. :~(

My team:

Verlander
C.B. Young
A. Ramirez
J. Bruce
------
C. Rasmus (DEV)
W. Davis (DEV)
J. Zimmerman (DEV)
D. Jennings (DEV)
M. Moore (DEV)
W. Ramos (DEV)
B. Lawrie (DEV)
D. Viciedo (DEV)
J. Sale (DEV)
A. Liddi (DEV)
M. Bowden (DEV)

Wish me luck!
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