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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Fenris-77 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:44 am

Holy monkey shizz. I can we're all excited to be drafting baseball players again. :-D I've picked, so things can keep on keepin' on.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Ender » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:01 am

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Ender wrote:There are 8 or 9 players that will be in every owners top 14 though obviously not in the same order. The interesting part is seeing which other 5 to 6 end up going in the 1st round because the next group has a very wide range of opinions on them.



I really see it as a firm 8. The first 8 picks were the exact 8 I would have thought, and I wouldn't have changed any of them. There are simply too many issues with guys like Bautista, Cargo, and the next few guys to be safe enough as the top 8. Kemp/Trout are really the only two with any real risk, and they are also the two guys that could be far and away the no. 1 player, as they both have proven, thus making them worth the risk. The other six guys all are so solid, even in down times like Pujols, that they are perfect for early round 1 picks.


I see it as a firm 9 and the 9th just went which is Fielder. Yeah he isn't the #9 on everyones draft board but he is in the top 14 on almost everyones. I knew that a certain 9 were gone before I went at 14 and we have picked all 9, I just hope that my 10th and/or 11th best fall to 14 since everyone is so different on their idea of 10-18.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Ender » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:13 am

I'm going to try to build a team completely of players who started the year with a thumb injury and finished off strong apparently.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby chris8 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:30 pm

Good drafting, guys! If we keep this pace up throughout the draft, we'll show those "Masters" a thing or two :-D
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby rjforlife » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:24 am

I know everyone is against drafting a pitcher early, as am I, but I am shocked to see Kershaw last to #21. He is top 10 in some rankings and I definitely have not seen him outside of the top 20 anywhere.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Ender » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:28 am

I think in a 14 team league with no bench offense is just at too much of a premium to ignore early. No issue at all with taking him at #21 since his upside is obviously top 10 value. In general pitching is deeper than hitting or at the very least can be gamed around by playing matchups unlike hitting with no bench.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:42 am

Was hoping to see Verlander drop to me. :-C
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:49 am

It looks like we are missing some teams in the rosters thread.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby chris8 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:18 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:It looks like we are missing some teams in the rosters thread.

Still missing three teams in the Yahoo League too.

Please get your rosters updated and sign yourself into Yahoo. Thanks!
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby jfg » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:40 pm

Ugh, I hate the decision between a handful of players at the top knowing they'll all be gone when it gets back to me. I didn't get the value I wanted picking Butler there, but he wouldn't have been there the next time around. My next pick is probably going to be the same way depending on what Mookie does.
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