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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Saltydog » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:52 pm

fast dogs wrote:Saltydog :
» Elvis Andrus 4.08 Back to back SSs taken at this spot, and probably a few rounds too early for someone that hits in the bottom of a potent Texas lineup. Unless he can get his BA to .285 or .290 levels, it didn’t make sense to grab an OF here."

Andrus went #29 in the FSTA Experts you linked to, I didn't mind him at #50 in a 14 teamer with middle infield. Curious where he's hitting in the Texas lineup, I've only seen him in the 2 hole? Andrus is someone I'm wanting to draft in my roto leagues before BJ & Bourn; is he really at the bottom of the lineup now? My thinking was draft 3rd base and SS early this year; I despised Castro that early but didn't mind Andrus there. All the 3rd basemen went very early so I doubled up on SS instead. Am I seeing what I want to with Andrus @ 50?


This was written before the FSTA draft. I am a huge fan of Elvis since seeing him hit in Rookie ball. After your first couple of picks I thought you might go for more power after you went Votto/Kershaw/Castro. I hope I'm wrong about getting stuck in the bottom of the batting order.
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Re: Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Saltydog » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:56 pm

wrveres wrote:
your gut?
Kimbrels mean ADP is 65 and I took him 10 picks later …


Sorry, I won't draft a closer with a top 100 pick. I don't think it's worth it to grab a closer that early, and that they only really bring in one category.
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Re: Re: Draft Discussion

Postby ensanimal » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:00 pm

Saltydog wrote:
wrveres wrote:
your gut?
Kimbrels mean ADP is 65 and I took him 10 picks later …


Sorry, I won't draft a closer with a top 100 pick. I don't think it's worth it to grab a closer that early, and that they only really bring in one category.


With an innings limit, Kimbrel really helps in K's and won't harm your ERA/WHIP. That k/9 is :-L
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Re: Re: Draft Discussion

Postby ayebatter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:48 pm

Saltydog wrote:
wrveres wrote:
your gut?
Kimbrels mean ADP is 65 and I took him 10 picks later …


Sorry, I won't draft a closer with a top 100 pick. I don't think it's worth it to grab a closer that early, and that they only really bring in one category.


Gotta agree with ya here, Kimbrel is a nice guy to have, but there were 16 guys with a closers job taken in the 14th rd and later in this draft, I'm gonna wait and take my saves off of the scrap heap.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:27 pm

Closers always go later in mocks than in real drafts. There's no way Soria and Wilson will go around pick 180 in real drafts.
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Re: Re: Draft Discussion

Postby wrveres » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:36 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Closers always go later in mocks than in real drafts. There's no way Soria and Wilson will go around pick 180 in real drafts.

This.
To be honest I was kind of surprised the closer run started so late … even for a mock
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby J35J » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:36 pm

I don't know about the rest of you but I'm about ready to wrap this up. I've got an Auction Keeper that is about to get started and also need to bear down further on my spreadsheet...don't really want to have to mess with this much further if I don't have too.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Saltydog » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:02 pm

The blog is going to be updated about every other day now.

Now that were a few weeks into it, any major regrets? What were the biggest surprises?
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby ayebatter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:44 pm

J35J wrote:I don't know about the rest of you but I'm about ready to wrap this up. I've got an Auction Keeper that is about to get started and also need to bear down further on my spreadsheet...don't really want to have to mess with this much further if I don't have too.


OK everyone, how many reserve spots should we do? ........... 1-2-3-4
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby daullaz » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:02 am

That Masterson pick was a duplicate (18.14). I've PMed Element.
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