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Re: Draft strategy?? WHIRWHIR

Postby SLBarnes » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:16 pm

Sorry about all the numbers, I just copy and pasted from Yahoo...I was considering keeping Castro/Stubbs over Rollins, I have heard some positive buzz about both Castro and Stubbs. I don't want to keep Rollins, but I hate letting him go for nothing in return you know? i tried all last season to move him...so i guess that translates to nobody wants to spend for him so maybe i should bite the bullett?


The Stickey Beavers


Brennan Boesch 119/464 49 14 67 7 .256
Jay Bruce 143/509 80 25 70 5 .281
Billy Butler 189/595 77 15 78 0 .318
Starlin Castro 139/463 53 3 41 10 .300
Andre Ethier 151/517 71 23 82 2 .292
Alex Gordon 52/242 34 8 20 1 .215
Austin Jackson 181/618 103 4 41 27 .293
Desmond Jennings 4/21 5 0 2 2 .190
Matt LaPorta 83/376 41 12 41 0 .221
Ryan Ludwick 123/490 63 17 69 0 .251
Casey McGehee 174/610 70 23 104 1 .285
Jimmy Rollins 85/350 48 8 41 17 .243
Drew Stubbs 131/514 91 22 77 30 .255
Mark Teixeira 154/601 113 33 108 0 .256
Matt Wieters 111/446 37 11 55 0 .249


Aroldis Chapman 13.1 2 0 19 2.02 1.05
Jorge De La Rosa 121.2 8 0 113 4.22 1.32
J.A. Happ 87.1 6 0 70 3.40 1.37
Jeremy Hellickson 36.1 4 0 33 3.47 1.10
Shaun Marcum 195.1 13 0 165 3.64 1.15
Brandon Morrow 146.1 10 0 178 4.49 1.38
Hisanori Takahashi
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Re: Draft strategy?? WHIRWHIR

Postby pungent » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:55 pm

SLBarnes wrote:The Stickey Beavers


Brennan Boesch 119/464 49 14 67 7 .256
Jay Bruce 143/509 80 25 70 5 .281 ;-D
Billy Butler 189/595 77 15 78 0 .318 ;-D
Starlin Castro 139/463 53 3 41 10 .300
Andre Ethier 151/517 71 23 82 2 .292 ;-D
Alex Gordon 52/242 34 8 20 1 .215
Austin Jackson 181/618 103 4 41 27 .293
Desmond Jennings 4/21 5 0 2 2 .190
Matt LaPorta 83/376 41 12 41 0 .221
Ryan Ludwick 123/490 63 17 69 0 .251
Casey McGehee 174/610 70 23 104 1 .285
Jimmy Rollins 85/350 48 8 41 17 .243
Drew Stubbs 131/514 91 22 77 30 .255
Mark Teixeira 154/601 113 33 108 0 .256 ;-D
Matt Wieters 111/446 37 11 55 0 .249 ;-D


Aroldis Chapman 13.1 2 0 19 2.02 1.05
Jorge De La Rosa 121.2 8 0 113 4.22 1.32
J.A. Happ 87.1 6 0 70 3.40 1.37
Jeremy Hellickson 36.1 4 0 33 3.47 1.10
Shaun Marcum 195.1 13 0 165 3.64 1.15
Brandon Morrow 146.1 10 0 178 4.49 1.38
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I will probably get criticized for the Wieters pick, but let me try to explain my rationality. First, it would be crucial to know who is being kept before you make your final pick, but I do agree with most that J Roll is probably not your best option. With that said, have you looked at which teams have posted their keepers yet? Most people aren't last minute so you should get a good idea who's being kept closer to the draft date. I like Wieters here b/c he plays at a thin position. We all bought into the hype way too early for him, but the kid has some serious upside here. If the top 4-5 catchers are gone in keepers there's a huge drop off. He'll be a good low risk high reward guy this year (maybe not so much for you b/c he'll be in your top 5).

You can say the same for J Roll in his thin position, but you should be able to pick up a guy like Desmond in the draft who should post comparable numbers, w/ slight drop off's in each category. Like you said you can target Alvarez in rounds 2-3, leaving your 2 1st rounders to snag a good arm and some speed in your OF. I would focus the rest of your draft w/ arms, speed, & avg.

I'm also wondering why you have so much youth on your team when you only keep 5? Try to package J Roll and Hellickson or Chapman to someone that loves prospects as much as you. Maybe you even package Butler and someone (J Roll, Hellickson, or Chap) to up grade OF?

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Re: Draft strategy?? WHIRWHIR

Postby SLBarnes » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:12 am

pungent wrote:
SLBarnes wrote:The Stickey Beavers


Brennan Boesch 119/464 49 14 67 7 .256
Jay Bruce 143/509 80 25 70 5 .281 ;-D
Billy Butler 189/595 77 15 78 0 .318 ;-D
Starlin Castro 139/463 53 3 41 10 .300
Andre Ethier 151/517 71 23 82 2 .292 ;-D
Alex Gordon 52/242 34 8 20 1 .215
Austin Jackson 181/618 103 4 41 27 .293
Desmond Jennings 4/21 5 0 2 2 .190
Matt LaPorta 83/376 41 12 41 0 .221
Ryan Ludwick 123/490 63 17 69 0 .251
Casey McGehee 174/610 70 23 104 1 .285
Jimmy Rollins 85/350 48 8 41 17 .243
Drew Stubbs 131/514 91 22 77 30 .255
Mark Teixeira 154/601 113 33 108 0 .256 ;-D
Matt Wieters 111/446 37 11 55 0 .249 ;-D


Aroldis Chapman 13.1 2 0 19 2.02 1.05
Jorge De La Rosa 121.2 8 0 113 4.22 1.32
J.A. Happ 87.1 6 0 70 3.40 1.37
Jeremy Hellickson 36.1 4 0 33 3.47 1.10
Shaun Marcum 195.1 13 0 165 3.64 1.15
Brandon Morrow 146.1 10 0 178 4.49 1.38
Hisanori Takahashi



I will probably get criticized for the Wieters pick, but let me try to explain my rationality. First, it would be crucial to know who is being kept before you make your final pick, but I do agree with most that J Roll is probably not your best option. With that said, have you looked at which teams have posted their keepers yet? Most people aren't last minute so you should get a good idea who's being kept closer to the draft date. I like Wieters here b/c he plays at a thin position. We all bought into the hype way too early for him, but the kid has some serious upside here. If the top 4-5 catchers are gone in keepers there's a huge drop off. He'll be a good low risk high reward guy this year (maybe not so much for you b/c he'll be in your top 5).

You can say the same for J Roll in his thin position, but you should be able to pick up a guy like Desmond in the draft who should post comparable numbers, w/ slight drop off's in each category. Like you said you can target Alvarez in rounds 2-3, leaving your 2 1st rounders to snag a good arm and some speed in your OF. I would focus the rest of your draft w/ arms, speed, & avg.

I'm also wondering why you have so much youth on your team when you only keep 5? Try to package J Roll and Hellickson or Chapman to someone that loves prospects as much as you. Maybe you even package Butler and someone (J Roll, Hellickson, or Chap) to up grade OF?

GL!!



Wow, thanks so much for the input! I toyed with keeping Wieters and decided against it...until now. You have rekindled my Wieters undecidedness. Nobody in my league keeps catchers...the only one i'd say that would be kept is Mauer and Posey. Montero, Olivo, Martin, V-mart, Soto, McCann will not be kept. So I think i could snag one of those with maybe my 3rd pick. The reason i have so many youngsters is that my team shit the bed and it was impossible for me to make playoffs. SO i traed away all my old grunts who weren't keeper material for a plethora of young guys for this year, guys like Stubbs, Jennings, Castro, Wieters, Boesch, Jackson etc. Stubbs intrigues me aswell.

All in all i'm not sure where to go with this, i have too many young options! Stubbs has speed and a little more power potential then he produced last year...bu i'm not sure in the end.
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