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Postby AI8818 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:21 pm

I am in a 12 team, standard 5*5, H2H league. Some friends and I did the offline draft yesterday and only got through 16 rounds. We are gona finish up some other time. I was wondering...

-Who to draft (in order for the next 5 rounds).
-What kind of things I should look for?

PEOPLE LEFT THAT ARE WORTH CONSIDERING.

Hitters...
Jaque Jones
Coco Crisp
Alex Sanchez
Trot Nixon
Shannon Stewart
Matt Lawton
Mark Kotsay

Pitchers...
Mark Buehrle
Freddy Garcia
Jeremy Bonderman
Jake Westbrook
Ryan Dempster (take a chance?)
Bobby Thigpen (another chance?)

CURRENT ROSTER:
C Ivan Rodriguez
1B David Ortiz
2B Jeff Kent
SS Nomar Garciaparra
3B Adrian Beltre
OF Vladimir Guerrero
OF Richard Hidalgo
OF Luis Gonzalez
Util Troy Glaus
BN Ken Griffey Jr.

SP Barry Zito
SP C.C. Sabathia
SP Brandon Webb
RP Eddie Guardado
RP Keith Foulke
P Bob Wickman
P (not drafted yet)
P (not drafted yet)
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:27 pm

You've already got Sabathia and Webb but Freddy Garcia is left out there 8-o?

Grab Garcia, and possibly Bonderman, too.
After that, I'd shore up the outfield with 1. Crisp; 2. Nixon; 3. Lawton.
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Postby Dans » Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:37 pm

Your hitting is very good but you really need some pitchers. I'd grab Bonderman first, then Garcia. I like Crisp the best ofthe remaining bats.
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Postby ensanimal » Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:39 pm

AKhomebrewer wrote:You've already got Sabathia and Webb but Freddy Garcia is left out there 8-o?

Grab Garcia, and possibly Bonderman, too.
After that, I'd shore up the outfield with 1. Crisp; 2. Nixon; 3. Lawton.


agreed on all counts, and add buehrle to grab as an sp. they should have probably gone before webb at the least, and sabathia too.
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:48 pm

No offense to you or anything, but your starting rotation looks really underpowered. I'd probably go after Buehrle and Garcia.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:03 pm

Id draft Bonderman before both Barcia and Buehrle - no offense to those two pitchers, but thats what park effect does to a pitcher.

If you do draft Garcia and Buehrle, make sure you never ever play them at home.

At Comisky...
Garcia - 5.37 ERA/ 1.4 WHIP
Buehrle - 5.02 ERA/ 1.42 WHIP
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Postby jellyroll » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:09 pm

Take Bonderman and Garcia you are going to need the Ks. Your offense is fine for now.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:11 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Id draft Bonderman before both Barcia and Buehrle - no offense to those two pitchers, but thats what park effect does to a pitcher.

If you do draft Garcia and Buehrle, make sure you never ever play them at home.

At Comisky...
Garcia - 5.37 ERA/ 1.4 WHIP
Buehrle - 5.02 ERA/ 1.42 WHIP


Why would you take Bonderman over those two? What makes you think his stats will be any better than the home stats for Garcia/Buehrle? At least with those guys you can play them half the time. Bonderman will put up a 5 era at home and on the road.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:40 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Id draft Bonderman before both Barcia and Buehrle - no offense to those two pitchers, but thats what park effect does to a pitcher.

If you do draft Garcia and Buehrle, make sure you never ever play them at home.

At Comisky...
Garcia - 5.37 ERA/ 1.4 WHIP
Buehrle - 5.02 ERA/ 1.42 WHIP


Why would you take Bonderman over those two? What makes you think his stats will be any better than the home stats for Garcia/Buehrle? At least with those guys you can play them half the time. Bonderman will put up a 5 era at home and on the road.


Upside. Im sure you know the story by now AA. Bonderman had a terrific 2nd half, he's always been projected as a #1 SP, he was called up much much too early and is just now getting to where he should be. I dont see an ERA under 4 - dont get me wrong - he still has some growing he needs to get though - but then again, he is only 22. Most places have Bondo tagged as a sleeper this yr, based solely on his 2nd half split and the upside scouts had him tagged for. He's definitely a risky pick though. About as much risk as Buehrle and Garcia, but with much greater upside.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:44 pm

Generally, you want to draft guys with the most upside after about half way thru the draft. I start taking cahnces much earlier (about 1/3 thru). You ahve very little to lose by taking a lot of chances in the second half. If you guess right on 2 or 3 breakout guys, then the others are replaceable anyway.

Bonderman is a good choice. I also like Coco here.
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