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Who would you take with the first pick in a dynasty draft?

Postby MasterX1918 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:32 pm

I have the first pick in a 30 team dynasty league minor league draft and I'm torn on who to pick. The talent pool is essentially the 2011 draft class and a couple of other unclaimed minor leaguers ( Leonys Martin for example). Guys like. Harper and Moore are long gone so I'm deciding amongst the group of the following players.

Trevor Bauer P ARI
Gerritt Cole P PIT
Danny Hultzen P SEA
Anthony Rendon 3B WAS
Dylan Bundy P BAL
Bubba Starling OF KC
Archie Bradly P ARI

I'm leaning towards Bauer and Rendon since they seem the most MLB ready but
I would like some other thoughts and opinions
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Re: Who would you take with the first pick in a dynasty draf

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:12 pm

I like Rendon and after him I have a man crush on Bubba Starling.
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:17 pm

1. Rendon
2. Bauer
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Postby Element » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:41 pm

Rendon would be my #1 as well. Although I really do like Dylan Bundy a lot.
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Re: Who would you take with the first pick in a dynasty draf

Postby MasterX1918 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:55 pm

I'm really surprised you guys are more in favor of Rendon than Bauer, I was leaning more towards taking Bauer but now I think I'm changing my mind.
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Re: Who would you take with the first pick in a dynasty draf

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:57 pm

If you have the overall pick because you finished last in 2010, you're probably in no shape to contend and MLB-ready shouldn't be a factor when picking prospects. Rendon has a few lingering questions about his ankle and his power production (that junior year is still worrisome to some people), but he has the pure upside to go #1. If you're rebuilding, I'd take Rendon and then either Bundy or Starling, whose upsides are off the charts, over a guy like Bauer or Hultzen who will be up in 2012 but seem like they have #2 ceilings.
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Re: Who would you take with the first pick in a dynasty draf

Postby Urban Cohorts » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:58 pm

Renden and Cole
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Re: Who would you take with the first pick in a dynasty draf

Postby MasterX1918 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:08 pm

lane_anasazi2 wrote:If you have the overall pick because you finished last in 2010, you're probably in no shape to contend and MLB-ready shouldn't be a factor when picking prospects. Rendon has a few lingering questions about his ankle and his power production (that junior year is still worrisome to some people), but he has the pure upside to go #1. If you're rebuilding, I'd take Rendon and then either Bundy or Starling, whose upsides are off the charts, over a guy like Bauer or Hultzen who will be up in 2012 but seem like they have #2 ceilings.

I just took over the team and yeah it's in pretty bad shape, i have no farm system and Alfonso Soriano eats up 50% of my teams salary. I was hoping to get a guy who could contribute as soon as possible. I understand what you're saying though, Rendon should be a stud I just figured you guys would be more in favor of taking the pitching prospect.

I only have 5 picks in the 5 round draft (top pick each round) so I won't be able to get any of those other guys unless they fall to me. The other owners seem pretty competent so I doubt that will happen.
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Re: Who would you take with the first pick in a dynasty draf

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:26 pm

MasterX1918 wrote:Alfonso Soriano eats up 50% of my teams salary.


Ouch. That's brutal.

If you're looking for someone who's going to help right away, you could go with Danny Hultzen. He's got a shot to make the team out of Spring Training and he really impressed me in the AFL. He's got a very high floor, and could be a VERY strong no. 3 behind Felix and Pineda.

I'd still go with Rendon, though. If you're picking #1 you want someone who has All-Star upside. Rendon does, though he's slightly more risky collegiate position players (who are probably the most stable group of prospects in terms of predicting MLB success).
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Re: Who would you take with the first pick in a dynasty draf

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:12 pm

Rendon.
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