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Postby coachclark20 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:50 pm

Ok, here is my problem, I have the 1st and 4th overall pick in my dynasty league. On the table are all 2012 MLB draftees along with international FA of recent, and a few Minor leaguers that slipped through the cracks in last years draft which include Jose Fernandez and Jessie Biddle
I am racking my brain, but was thinking:
1. Corria
4. Jose Fernandez

Also I have the 18th and 21st overall in the 2nd round.
I was thinking:
18. Stratton or Wacha
21. Jessie Biddle

What do you think, what would you do?
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Re: Top Draft Help

Postby Simon Bonesteel » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:26 pm

I've actually got a very similar issue that will be facing me shortly in my dynasty league. I have the 4th and 17th picks in the first 3 rounds. As someone who has the first pick, you obviously get your choice of anyone in the draft. MLB.com revised their Top 100 Prospects at the end of the season, and several '12 draftees made the list. Jose Fernandez is listed at #22, so he should probably be your first priority. But of everyone from the '12 MLB Draft, Byron Buxton is rated the highest. Here's the list:

Buxton - #28
Carlos Correa - #34
Mike Zunino (Sea - C) - #44
Albert Almora (ChC - OF) - #45
Max Fried (SD - LHP) - #54
Kevin Gausman (Bal - RHP) - #56
Kyle Zimmer (KC - RHP) - #61
Delino DeShields Jr (Hou - 2B) - #77
Addison Russell (Oak - SS) - #89
David Dahl (Col - OF) - #94

The two Cuban prospects are both on the list as well, with Jorge Soler (ChC - OF) listed at #69, and Yasiel Puig (LAD - OF) at #92. Jesse Biddle is also on the list at #75. Personally, I'm hoping Zunino or Fried/Gausman fall to me at 4th. The MLB.com list has ETA listings for each prospect, and Zunino's is the soonest, 2014. My team is in the dumps so I'd like a talent infusion sooner rather than later. Fried and Gausman are both very intriguing and I'd be happy to land either of them as well. For you, I would definitely grab Fernandez first. It's easy to rank new guys high when they've yet to prove themselves, but someone who's remained high on the list after a full season is worth more IMO.
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Re: Top Draft Help

Postby MaudDib » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:05 am

With your first two picks, I would go with Fernandez and Corria. As in the order depends on who you like better. Either one could be taken at #2 so there is no guarantee that you will get both. Buxton would be interesting if either of these are gone.

After that with your 18th pick, too much will happen to safely decide who to take with those picks.
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