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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Saltydog » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:00 am

Is this about where most leagues are won or lost?

I usually start taking risks about this time in drafts.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:15 pm

It is going to get really interesting now.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Element » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:24 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:It is going to get really interesting now.


Agreed. There are players that I would like to sleep on, but I'm not sure how long they'll last. Now could be way to soon and I would get laughed out of the room.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby stevethumb » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:06 pm

hey ELEMENT...where'd ya go ? yer up !
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby stevethumb » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:15 pm

corey hart out 3-4 months after knee surgery...I almost took him instead of hunter pence
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby silverZ » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:20 pm

Get your fun pants on, here comes the best part of the draft!
Here's the pitch on the way, a swing and a belt! Left field! Way back! BLUE JAYS WIN!
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby stevethumb » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:31 pm

silverZ wrote:Get your fun pants on, here comes the best part of the draft!


what ?! Are we changing it up to AUCTION ?!?
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby silverZ » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:39 pm

Looking back at how the draft has unfolded so far and having done some more reading the past few days here is a little recap of a few of my picks so far.

- 1st round: I'm not happy with Kemp at #5. I read about his offseason surgery after I made the pick and it's scared me off. In hind sight I would have gone with McCutchen. Unsustainable BABIP be damned, I want the safest 30-30 potential I can get at that pick. Even with a normal BABIP he's still not hurting BA. :-o

- 2nd round: While I like Bautista a lot here I would take Upton over him if I had to pick again. JUp was dealing with a bum thumb from April until July. Once he took the padding off his thumb his power came back. Bautista's lack of speed and potentially harmful BA aren't as sexy as Upton's potential .300 30-20 season. I don't expect Upton to fall this far as real drafts come around. Overall I'm happy with Bautista here though. :-)

- 3rd round: I have a fantasy boner for Strasburg this year. There are a lot of great SP value picks 2-3 rounds later but I'm content with passing on a bat here for the potential historic season Strasburg might have. The only pick in this round that makes me question taking Stras is Kinsler. ;-D

- 4th round: I'll take Hanley here all day. .275 20-20 SS don't grow on trees. 90~ RBI from a SS is also a huge bonus. Let's not forget he's only 29 years old and still has the potential to have a resurgent/lucky year putting up 1st round value. I doubt he'll fall this far unless there is something I'm missing. ;-D

- 5th round: This is the pick I'm not really happy about. Mostly everyone can agree that Headley will see his HR/FB% and he'll be lucky to hit 25 HR again even with the fences moving in at Petco. Other than that his numbers look repeatable. .280 22-15 with limited upside from a 3rd basemen is really solid, just not solid enough for a 5th round pick. !+)
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby silverZ » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:41 pm

stevethumb wrote:
silverZ wrote:Get your fun pants on, here comes the best part of the draft!


what ?! Are we changing it up to AUCTION ?!?


A slow auction?!

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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby jonboy418 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:42 pm

stevethumb wrote:geez there were 19 spots between my 8th rd pick and my 9th rd pick and I had 9 players that I liked...
You buzzards took every one of them

Vmart, CHart, YMolina, PKonerko, CSantana, JMotte, CSale, MLatos


Haha! I had Prado, Trumbo and Latos in my queue going into my pick. I looked at your roster and saw your infield drafted, but Bly one pitcher. I knew Latos wouldn't survive the turn, so I drafted him.

I think I've found a substantial tier in SP. after Latos,mi saw a significant drop off in pitchers. Do you guys see the same thing?
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