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Who should I take with my 1st round pick

Postby oakscorps » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:45 pm

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
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Re: Who should I take with my 1st round pick

Postby JetsFan13 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:51 pm

your hitting seems pretty good. I think Dempster, Thornton or Krod would be my choices.

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Re: Who should I take with my 1st round pick

Postby ramble2 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:00 pm

I would go with either Beltre, Ramirez or Young. I think they're the best available, and you can fill out the rest of your roster (and pitching) later.

If you really want to drive yourself crazy you could take Upton. I'm personally through with him unless he falls very late in a draft.

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Re: Who should I take with my 1st round pick

Postby steela2110 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:11 am

Beltre would be the obvious pick if you are a fan of BPA (then maybe you could trade someone for a pitcher later??..).

If you want to draft someone specifically on need it definitely would be pitching... Likely Dempy, or Nolasco but I am not a real fan of either to be honest.

Personally I would take Beltre just because he is the only name that really stands out on the list. Best value.

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Re: Who should I take with my 1st round pick

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:22 am

I'm surprised a guy like Dempster was mentioned.

BJ imo.
I could see C Young or Reynolds.
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Re: Who should I take with my 1st round pick

Postby daweasle » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:36 am

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.
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Re: Who should I take with my 1st round pick

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:21 am

Either Beltre or B.J. Upton would be the clear pick here. CBY and Reynolds are also worth a shout.
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Re: Who should I take with my 1st round pick

Postby Surfs up » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:20 am

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.
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Re: Who should I take with my 1st round pick

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:18 am

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.
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Re: Who should I take with my 1st round pick

Postby oakscorps » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:40 pm

Just realized I get 2 picks in a row. Should I take a SP and hitter or two hitters knowing I dont have another pick until end of 3rd round
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