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Postby Guest » Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:34 pm

Who can I expect with the 7th pick of a 5x5 Roto league? Could Vlad or Beltran fall to the 7th pick?

Or should I be looking for pitching like Prior (injury risk) or Halladay?

Let me know what you think.
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Postby NY Yankees Fan 2004 » Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:40 pm

In my H2H league I drafted Soriano as the 5th pick and the next round I got Vlad. The samething happened in my roto league that I am comishner of, but it wasn't my team. So Vlad can fall to later rounds.

Just my opinion- I like to take a Bat first rather than a Pitcher.
I have seen crazier things happen in drafts, so anything is possible.

I also did a Public League ROTO draft where prior went first pick overall and YES he is a Cubs fan!
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Postby Broncmet724 » Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:41 pm

You could very well see Vlad, I've seen him in the 2nd round. I wouldn't hold my breath on Beltran though. However I dont know what you are looking for, but Helton and his BA is a plus, you might consider him.
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Postby franklinsauce » Sat Mar 27, 2004 8:41 pm

I would take Prior third round now if you can - hope that other owners are paranoid about his health. At 7, you can expect to get Bonds, Pedro, Manny, Halladay, Sheffield (if his thumb doesn't concern you), Delgado...
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Postby Guest » Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:02 pm

I am going to shy away from Prior. Maybe in the 2nd round the earliest. But I really am not a fan of OFs like Bonds, Manny or Sheffield in the first round.

I predict the first 6 picks will be: Arod, Pujols, Soriano, Helton, Beltran, Vlad (in whatever order). Definitely if any of those 6 drop to 7, I would take them. But unfortunately I am not seeing a 7th guy I really would like to pick.

It's a 10 person league, maybe even taking boone/kent and tejada as my first two picks, to solidify my middle infield?

Any opinions...
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Postby Mean One » Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:25 pm

If any of those six players you mentioned make it to your #7 pick then you have to grab that remaining player. Whether it's Roto or H2H.

I like to draft two big bats in the first two rounds. Since this is a 10-team league, you should have no problem grabbing two hitters and waiting on your ace SP till the #3 Round. But for your first pick at #7, I would strongly suggest selecting Manny Ramirez and let the three owners behind you squabble over Prior or Pedro or possibly Schilling before it comes back to you in the #2 Round pick #14. ;-)

Just my .02 cents. ;-D
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Postby eftda » Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:30 am

Take a look at this mock draft, you might find the answers that you looking for.

http://fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/v ... hp?t=25956
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Postby warrick95 » Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:35 am

As with all of these types of posts that come up, I give the same advice...

Rank up to your draft slot...which would be top 7, in this case.

This is my top 7:

A-Rod
Pujols
Soriano
Guerrero
Beltran
Helton
To be honest, I think you're right at the cut-off...I would be more than happy with those six above, but I think there is a gap to the next player. Personally, I just hate taking pitchers in the 1st, but I think it has to be Prior here...Manny lasted till the 2nd in both of my leagues...I took him coming back around the snake both times.

I would not reach for Boone/Kent and Tejada...not one of them in the 1st, at least. Position scarcity matters, but don't weight it all that much.
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Postby Guest » Sun Mar 28, 2004 8:26 pm

In case anyone was wondering. The first 6 picks weren't what I expected:

1) Curt Schilling
2) AROD
3) Pujols
4) Gagne
5) Helton
6) Vladdy

So I had a choice between helton or beltran. I went with the five tool player and took Beltran with the seventh pick. Helton is good, but I am just happy with Giambi in the sixth for me.

To finish out the first round:

7) Beltran (mine)
8) Helton
9) Bonds
10) Sheffield

Biggest issue I had though, was Mr. Prior dropping to me in the second round. Tough call, but I had to do it.

I think I have a strong rotation anyway:

Prior
Mussina
Santana
Buerhle
Brett Myers
Adam Eaton
Meche
Affeldt
J Thomson (could be big for the braves)

What do you guys think?
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Postby Payne Dailey » Sun Mar 28, 2004 8:32 pm

What happened to Soriano?
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