I can't answer all those questions, but I have to say I enjoyed the draft and everybody involved in it. Oopah actually helped out this draft by being at one of the ends. He delayed it perfectly about the same amount each day, so I always knew I was picking between 3-5 PM, and then about 11PM. The 2nd pick I did not like because since I had a heartattack a few months ago, the heart medication I take makes me really tired all the time. So, if anybody ever had to wait on me, I apologize, but I was probably asleep, but at least you'll know the reason for delay in the future.
Ok, the first thing that needs to be said is that in hindsight, foresight, sidesight, whatever sight…Teixeira was a poor pick. But whoever is without that sin, cast the first stone. I also want you to remember that for the month of April last year, I was running away with the league, and then my team was hit with 6 key injuries, Halladay, Kemp, Luebke, Berkman, Jennings, Lawrie, but I still toggled between 2nd & 3rd the whole year. So screwing up on Teixeira is no sweat.
With that out of the way, when I draft I try to hit my targeted numbers that I need to win a particular league. The numbers in this case are about 1040 RUNS, 242 HR, 1000 RBI, 180 SB, .281 BA. I used the same method this year as last year.
Many of you did a really good job getting close to these numbers, so I am anticipating a really competitive year. I have run everybody’s stats and the totals for a selected few are below.
Rotoquest 1122, 265, 1023, 212, 0.282
Shocker 1095, 263, 1023, 166, 0.275
Oscar 1029, 259, 1003, 157, 0.276
Therock 968, 238, 950, 160, 0.288
I try not to judge other people’s picks as you saw during the draft when I rarely ever voted, but I feel I must help out TheRock out of sportsmanship. You see, he came up short in our Mock draft II also, but thought he did well, and probably could not understand why he did not.
Sample 1: Rock, you pick players with good averages, but they do not give you enough stuff to go along with the average. For instance, you probably thought Butler was a good pick at #36, but he is only a 3 category guy. He probably gets pinch run for more than any other player in the league so he will never give you enough runs to justify the pick there. I picked Morneau 100 places later, and I will get nearly the same stats except for a little less avg. In the third round, you want to pick guys who will make a max fantasy impact. I took David Price at #35 which I think will produce more fantasy points than Butler at #36. So what if your judgement was a little skewed.
Sample 2: You waited so long to pick middle infielders, that you chose Profar who will start in the minors and probably not called up until August. Rock, his stats in the minors don’t count in our Yahoo league. You also did not draft another MI.
Sample 3: You waited so long to pick a catcher that I thought you had a super sleeper that was going to knock our socks off, and you chose the backup catcher from Washington. You have to forgive me if I discount your judgment and synopsis of our teams. Rock, I hope this helps you in the future, and thanks for being a great guy.
Well I am running out of time so I just want to wish everyone good luck in all their leagues, and I hope it is a prosperous year for all of you.