With Pujols and Crawford you have an excellent offensive base, if you can couple them with a Santana/2nd Stud starter you should have tons of flexibility heading into the meat of the draft. Any of the three SS would make excellent picks if you could grab them in the 5th.
Hey dude... ive never played roto so i dont know how much this means(i only play pts leagues) but i gotta say that if it was me id pick o. perez. Its a bit of a gamble, and lidge my be the safer choice... but u got the chance to have a superb staff right now. So it really depends on what you think you need. I think delgado is out of the question. pick up hitters later, either pick up lidge whod be nasty for saves or perez who could be a huge steal here. I consider him to be a #1 pitcher, and along with santana ud have a nice 1..2 punch. Ive always found that having 2 dominate stud starters is the best way to go(it worked for me last year with schill and schmidt) but as i said i only know how it works in pts leagues.
I would draft Sheets if he's still available, and I also like the Delgado choice. Lastly, if those two are gone, I guess I would take Giles.
One thing I want to warn you to do is take in how deep some of those positions really are - and they are deep. I would pass on any 3B at this time since you will more than liekly be able to grab one of similar value in the next rd. At this point you draft those players who will get the best stats regardless of position.
I've got my first pick of the draft coming up in the 4th round (4.2). My keepers from last year are Pujols, Santana, and Crawford.
Give me your top 3 out of the following and maybe some guys you think I should target in the 5th and 6th (5.9 & 6.2).
SP Sheets SP Zambrano SP Oliver Perez SP Peavy RP Lidge 1b Delgado 2b Giles 2b Kent SS Furcal SS Young SS Rollins 3b Chavez 3b Blalock 3b Ramirez OF Patterson OF Lee OF Matsui OF Dunn
I'm leaning toward: 1) Giles 2) Delgado - even though I have Pujols, I'd play him at Util 3) Chavez
I like Marcus Giles, but I have him more of a 5th rounder (40's overall than a 4th rounder. Really depends which way you want to go but I would look at Giles, Young, Chavez and Delgado for the next pick. Chavez is the more conventional pick. I would not worry about positions as that is a fools bet early in the draft. I would be more concerned with which of the 4 is the best bet to put up very good numbers. The first 2 derive their valuations in part because of the positions they play. The latter two are pure value picks.
Then look to grab best SP avail next go round with Sheets and Zambrano being the 2 to target. Zambrano has been falling to the fifth round and is a fine pick there IMO.