Best Fantasy Draft Steals - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Best Fantasy Draft Steals

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Best Fantasy Draft Steals

Postby Ellsberries » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:42 pm

Hey guys,
I want to know what everyone felt like where their best draft steals this year. Also, did you pick up any great players off waivers when an owner unwisely dropped them, only for them to heat up right after you got them?

Personally, I'm in a 9 team NL only roto league, so great players are pretty scarce. My best steals were netting Aroldis Chapman in the 15th round, Cueto in the 10th round, and Furcal in the 18th round. I was really pleased with those picks.

I also got Tim Hudson off waivers after his owner dropped him after a couple bad starts. While he's not fantasy gold, he's a solid option, especially when I've been streaming guys like Detwiler.
Ellsberries
Softball Supervisor
Softball Supervisor


Posts: 79
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Best Fantasy Draft Steals

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:00 pm

As a non-Mike Trout owner, I imagine I'll be the rarity in this thread... My main league has a bit of a funky keeper system, so some players are drafted in odd rounds, but still, these are guys I think I got great value on in my draft...

Chris Sale -- 189th
Ryan Dempster -- 192nd

Colby Lewis (112th) and Brandon Morrow (129th) both had great value until their respective injuries.

Off the WW, I picked up Jeff Samardzija on 5/5, dumped him on 6/24, and then re-added him on 7/3. And my entire bullpen... Ernesto Frieri (5/23), Addison Reed (5/11), and Alfredo Aceves (4/4) after completely crapping out on drafting a bullpen of Sergio Santos, Sean Marshall, and Carlos Marmol... X-I

Aaaaaand, that's about it.
Image
bigh0rt
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterGraphics ExpertMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerWeb SupporterPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 24818
(Past Year: 351)
Joined: 3 Jun 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Crowding The Plate

Re: Best Fantasy Draft Steals

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:09 pm

Trout and Fiers makes a pretty good WW combo B-)
Image

2011 Live Free or DyNasty Champ
A Fleshner Fantasy
Wicked Wikitect
Wicked Wikitect

User avatar
CafeholicMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 3542
(Past Year: 33)
Joined: 11 May 2006
Home Cafe: Football

Re: Best Fantasy Draft Steals

Postby aardvarks » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:05 pm

traded Teheran straight up for Goldschmidt in the off-season . I needed more thump in my lineup.

Teheran is still young and he might figure things out, but Goldy's been great for me
aardvarks
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 403
(Past Year: 87)
Joined: 25 Jan 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Asheville, NC

Re: Best Fantasy Draft Steals

Postby juliown1028 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:14 pm

Alex Rios - Got him off the WW in my 3 leagues early in the season (I'm sure most leagues he was either a FA or a late draft pick). He's been top 20 in Yahoo, and considering I didn't get Trout in any league...I consider him my consolation prize.

Josh Willingham - I'm surprised more people weren't up on Willingham as I was (or at least it seemed). I got him somewhere round 20+ in my 12 team standard league. He hit 29 HRs with 90+ RBI in Oakland without any offensive protection, in such a huge stadium and he also played only 130ish games I believe because he had a short stint on the DL. Move him to Minnesota where he has Mauer, Morneau, Plouffe (once Plouffe started mashing), Ben Revere, Denard Span...actual teammates who could hit, and look what he has been able to do.
"Chuck Norris has been known to throw a baseball 100 mph. I've been known to throw Chuck Norris 100 mph." - Brian Wilson
juliown1028
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 280
Joined: 6 Apr 2011
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Best Fantasy Draft Steals

Postby wrveres » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:27 pm

Trumbo

/thread
wrveres
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe Musketeer
Posts: 31783
(Past Year: 720)
Joined: 2 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Best Fantasy Draft Steals

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:29 pm

wrveres wrote:Trout

/thread


FTFY
Image

2011 Live Free or DyNasty Champ
A Fleshner Fantasy
Wicked Wikitect
Wicked Wikitect

User avatar
CafeholicMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 3542
(Past Year: 33)
Joined: 11 May 2006
Home Cafe: Football

Re: Best Fantasy Draft Steals

Postby Maris09 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:57 pm

Trout
Trumbo
Frieri

The LAA Show.
Maris09
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Cafeholic
Posts: 2152
(Past Year: 8)
Joined: 3 Jun 2008
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Best Fantasy Draft Steals

Postby RyeWhiskey » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:34 pm

SS, C, and 2B have been deeper than thought circa draft day.

SS:
Alcides Escobar is making Andrus owners a little upset over wasting an early round pick on mediocre stats.
Ian Desmond until he was injured was raking and could have been had quite late in drafts.
C:
Ruiz, Doumit, Pierzynski, Perez, Grandal, Rosario
All these guys demonstrate the infinite wisdom of not draft catchers before the 15th round.
2B:
Walker/Altuve/Kipnis/Hill continue to play well and surprise while Uggla/Pedroia/Zobrist/MYoung fail high expectations.
Don't forget Craig.

Most of these guys were lumped into the 'meh' pile during the pre-season and have performed quite well.
Image
RyeWhiskey
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1552
Joined: 11 Apr 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Best Fantasy Draft Steals

Postby BigZ38 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:53 pm

14 team cafe league, 14th round, pick 191...Mark Trumbo
16th round pick 219...Jim Johnson
Image
BigZ38
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 717
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: silentjim and 4 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Wednesday, Oct. 1
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

San Francisco at Pittsburgh
(8:07 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact