The top guys all went early, and most went in one lightening quick round. Of the decent RP left, here are my options:
Kaz Sasaki Jason Izzy Jose Mesa Mike Williams Ugie Urbina
That is how I have them ranked.
7 more picks need to be made before the draft comes back to me for 2 consecutive picks. Also still on the board are SP's like Byrd, Pettitte, Woody Williams, Moyer, Padilla, Ramon Ortiz, Kevin Brown, etc.
Knowing I need a 3B as well (left are: Boone, Jose Hernandez, Hinske, Lowell, Spezio, Ventura,Batista), WHO SHOULD I TAKE WITH MY BACK TO BACK PICKS NEXT?
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Roy Oswalt (keeper)
Vladimir Guerrero (keeper)
Miguel Tejada (keeper)
Todd Helton (keeper)
Jeff Kent (1.10)
Mark Prior (2.1)
Jason Schmidt (3.10)
Bernie Williams (4.1)
Jeff Weaver (5.10)
Ken Griffey Jr. (6.1)
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Your draft is probably long over by now, unless it has a major break in it, but for my 2 cents, I'd take Urbina and Boone. And if you really don't like Urbina, then Sasaki. Closers will appear from nowhere during the year, 3baggers are a lot harder to come by.
The Jury wrote:Don't pick Sasaki. He's old and injured.
Old? Hes only 34. Hes had the same surgery twice before and pitched great. I wouldnt be too concerned. In fact the biggest injury concern of the 5 is Izzy.
Dont panic on closer run, plenty left. Kaz and Izzy are both top 10 guys. I would take Kaz, Izzy alternate, then nab a 3b. Which 3b? Boone/Hernandez/Hinske all nice choices. Boone will be a 2b/3b, Hernandez a ss/3b, giving both dual positions, which is a luxury.
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Defintily take Boone or Hernadez, with the multi positions, they are very valuable. Maybe take both. Depends on how many teams need closers, and if you are a gambler. Every year, a stud closer comes from no where. If you can wait, you should be able to pick up a couple of guys who can get you saves, and draft better position players and starters in the middle rounds.