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1st Rd of Keeper Draft - Who to Pick?!

Postby phorts » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:27 pm

I got the 9th pick in my draft this year and project that I'll have the option to select any one of these players.

It's a 1 keeper league and I kept Miguel Cabrera (costing me a 2nd rd pick). Now that I've got 1B locked up, I figured i'd go after another position. Here are the top players i project to be around when it gets to me (in order of Yahoo Rank)

Cano
Utley
Howard
ARod
Teixiera
Zimmerman
Fielder
Pedroia
Kemp
Youkilis
Holliday
Cruz


Obviously Utley is a no go at the moment and I've already locked up 1B so Howard, Prince and Teix are off my radar (only have one Util spot also)

So i'm looking at

2B: Cano, Pedroia
3B: Arod, Zimmerman, Youk
OF: Kemp, Holliday, Cruz


At least one of these guys won't be there as but that's the basic list. With a good amount of 1st rounders being kept (Cargo, Crawford, Vott, Tulo, Caberra) we're basically drafting in Rd 1.5. Pairing MCab with any of these guys in a redraft would be great...I'm just not sure i know which I want.

Who would you take and why? As always, Will help in return, just leave a link!

Thank You for your insight.
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Re: 1st Rd of Keeper Draft - Who to Pick?!

Postby Skimo77 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:38 pm

I think you gotta go with Cano. He's nasty, he plays a weak position and if you can get him I'd grab him.
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Re: 1st Rd of Keeper Draft - Who to Pick?!

Postby dave knight » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:53 pm

Cano is the only elite pick on the board.
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Re: 1st Rd of Keeper Draft - Who to Pick?!

Postby HOOTIE » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:06 pm

Not sure why Cano would last till pick 9?
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Re: 1st Rd of Keeper Draft - Who to Pick?!

Postby phorts » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:28 pm

I personally dont think Cano is a top 10 pick, but he may probably wont last to me because Yahoo Ranks him so high.


I guess it's best to ask what peoples top 3 would be. I'm leaning Kemp since Cargo and Hamilton are being kept and Braun will be selected before it gets to my turn, leaving the top elite OF getting pretty thin. And since i dont have a 2nd rd pick, i'm gunna be behind the eight ball in alot of positions. Since we play 3 OF, i lock at least one top option up and can fill up the rest from there.

just thinkin out loud...
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Re: 1st Rd of Keeper Draft - Who to Pick?!

Postby Skimo77 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:51 pm

Well think of it this way... how many good/decent OF's will be left in the 3rd round compared to how many good/decent 2nd basemen will be left and worthy of a 3rd round pick... If Cano is around i'd definitely grab him, then fill in your OF with solid guys from the 3rd round on. There are still going to be plenty of solid OF's around in the 3rd round on. That's just my opinion though...
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Re: 1st Rd of Keeper Draft - Who to Pick?!

Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:06 pm

Cano
Fielder
Howard
Teixeira
Zimmerman
Kemp
Arod
Youkilis
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Re: 1st Rd of Keeper Draft - Who to Pick?!

Postby phorts » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:11 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:Cano
Fielder
Howard
Teixeira
Zimmerman
Kemp
Arod
Youkilis


Really? So you would draft another 1B if you had Miggy already? Interesting.
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