Typical 5x5 H2H league, I have 2 UTIL spots open, 2 RP, and 3 SP
Would be choosing from IF = Mike Napoli, Brian Roberts, Elvis Andrus, Alexei ramirez, Nishioka, Reynolds, Beltre OF = BJ Upton, Rajai Davis, Granderson, Abreu, Chris Young SP = Colby Lewis, Dempster, Shields, Nolasco, CJ Wilson RP = Broxton, F. Rodriguez, Thornton, nathan, Chris Perez
My keepers were
Mccann Gonzo Cano Bautista Reyes J. Upton Crawford Pagan Haren J. Johnson
I would certainly go with a hitter. I cannot imagine any of those hitters being worth a first round pick. (even realizing that its more like a tenth round pick)
However - I couldn't really see picking beltre number one. with the exception of his huge contract years, he's never been even as good as michael young.
I like chris young
If you feel you must go with a pitcher - I would go with a closer (between KRod and Nathan) I just hate to think of taking such a big chance on a first round pick. Both come with big question marks>> maybe KRod is more safe of the two.
I agree with beltre and Young. I also don't get why all the love every yeat from upton. He offers steals only. You could draft somebody better in that spot and take a player like Pierre or Gardner to get more steals, a better average and score more runs.
Even with Bautista manning the hot corner, I'd still take the best player available in Beltre. You can never have too many good hitters, and if you aren't able to find playing time for everyone, you'll have a good trade chip.