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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby kaiser » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:11 pm

It's a slow draft. It's twelve hours per pick. We all understand this going into the game.

Courtesy is allowing your fellow players the previously agreed-upon allotment of time to consider their next moves.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby ironman » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:39 pm

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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby kaiser » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:41 pm

Yep. Saw that a few hours ago. Nothing like those post-draft injuries to screw things up, eh?
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby ironman » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:08 pm

Pick coming shortly. I need to shuffle my lists around.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby ironman » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:56 am

Well that's a new record for me. I don't think I've taken one, let alone two catchers that early in the draft before.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby kaiser » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:49 pm

An interesting discussion going on in the Pond Scum board regarding two of our SP picks, compared to two of their picks. There's a few more comments on it after these, but here is what they started with. Thought you guys might want to comment here...

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chris8 wrote:I'm sure everyone has been following the other two Cafeholics Drafts - between the three of them, there are some interesting anomalies being thrown up.

For example, Kris Medlen was drafted 55th in Pond Scum, and has just been taken 104th in Masters. Conversely, James Shields went 65th in Masters, and Pond Scum waited until pick 105.

Any thoughts on these very different valuations of two pitchers? For me, Medlen went just after I picked Bumgarner, whom I do like a fair bit more. I would have taken Shields in Round 8 if he had made it back to me - and around pick 100 seems about right.

What do others think?


My take is " Medlen in the 5th 8-o ".
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby j24jags » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:47 pm

kaiser wrote:An interesting discussion going on in the Pond Scum board regarding two of our SP picks, compared to two of their picks. There's a few more comments on it after these, but here is what they started with. Thought you guys might want to comment here...

ayebatter wrote:
chris8 wrote:I'm sure everyone has been following the other two Cafeholics Drafts - between the three of them, there are some interesting anomalies being thrown up.

For example, Kris Medlen was drafted 55th in Pond Scum, and has just been taken 104th in Masters. Conversely, James Shields went 65th in Masters, and Pond Scum waited until pick 105.

Any thoughts on these very different valuations of two pitchers? For me, Medlen went just after I picked Bumgarner, whom I do like a fair bit more. I would have taken Shields in Round 8 if he had made it back to me - and around pick 100 seems about right.

What do others think?


My take is " Medlen in the 5th 8-o ".

I think 55 and is too early for Medlen and 65 is too early for Shields !+)
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby stevethumb » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:57 pm

since i was the one who took jshields "early" i will attempt to defend my position...

i took him w/the 65th pick and my next selection wasnt until #86..i didnt think that he would make it back to me and i wasnt crazy about having jcueto, medlen, bmorrow, ikennedy, jjohnson, dfister, tlincecum as my #2 SP (the pitchers taken after pick #86)... he probably averages as a 6th rounder but in this draft, i wanted him when it was my pick in the 5th

simply, imo he is a horse..5 consecutive years of 200+ IP w/ last 2 yrs striking out over 200.. 1.04 and 1.17 whip the last 2 yrs..solid, consistent, safe

his xERA has been under 4.01 for 5 straight years.. GB % is rising and FB% is dropping

and he'll face houston 5 or 6 times this season

i have him as the 12th best SP

p.s. i almost took kmedlen w/the 95th pick..nice value there
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby Urban Cohorts » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:35 pm

Sorry for the holdup. I can't access this site at work and my phone was having trouble connecting to the forums.
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Re: Draft Discussion

Postby kaiser » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:18 pm

A fellow Cafe denizen is tracking ADP in all three Cafe drafts: Masters, Pond Scum and Noobs.

Here is the link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AjAyAIOHioTKdHZ1SEpqZnFvdFlFdksxUi1GcUNvcFE
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