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Postby chris8 » Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:18 pm

This is a H2H league with standard 5x5 categories. I had the 2nd pick.

C J. Estrada (Rd 9; pick 162)
1B M. Teixeira (Rd 3; pick 42)
2B B. Roberts (Rd 8; pick 159)
3B M. Lowell (Rd 4; pick 79)
SS K. Matsui (Rd 7; pick 122)
OF V. Guerrero (Rd 1; pick 2)
OF J. Bay (Rd 6; pick 119)
OF R. Hidalgo (Rd 13; pick 242)
Util S. Stewart (Rd 16; pick 319)
BN J. Closser (Rd 17; pick 322)
BN N. Swisher (Rd 19; pick 362)
BN J. Bartlett (Rd 20; pick 399)

SP J. Peavy (Rd 2; pick 39)
SP A. Burnett (Rd 5; pick 82)
RP A. Otsuka (Rd 11; pick 202)
RP M. González (Rd 15; pick 282)
P J. Piñeiro (Rd 10; pick 199)
P B. Arroyo (Rd 12; pick 239)
P J. Lackey (Rd 14; pick 279)
BN J. Tavárez (Rd 18; pick 359)
BN E. Jackson (Rd 21; pick 402)

First obvious thing is that I have no closers. There was a major run on them in rounds 3 & 4 (problem of being at the end of the draft in a big league), so I decided I wouldn't take a low-ranked one, and would get good MRs later on, whilst watching for an unexpected one early in the season.

I've also got a fair number of late round sleepers (Closser, Swisher, Bartlett, etc), who I'm planning to platoon in the Util spot.

Any comments on the draft and areas for improvement?
Thanks in advance ;-D
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Postby Jesus-Water-Baseball » Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:24 pm

LOOKS VERY WELL ROUNDED FOR A 20 TEAM LEAGUE. TEIXARA IN ROUND 3 IS NICE. IF ANYTHING SPEED IS SOMEWHAT SUSPECT, BUT OVERALL GOOD PLAYERS FOR 20 TEAMS
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Postby atlbraves11 » Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:42 pm

u could either punt the saves category r u could probably get some low cost closers like chad cordero or affeldt maybe
pretty good balance between speed and power but if anything u could probably use one more SB guy
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Postby Yoda » Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:43 pm

Very nice team. I can't believe this was a 20 team league.
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Postby chris8 » Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:52 pm

There were a few bizarre draft choices! If you want to see the full draft, I posted it in the '20-team draft' thread in the Fantasy Baseball Talk forum:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... hp?t=98104

I guess it's testimony to the expertise at the cafe that I seemed to be better prepared than most...thanks everyone! ;-D

Any more thoughts?
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Postby Invictus » Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:32 pm

Sometimes bizarre turns to gold however, last year i took Schilling in the first round on a hunch, and that sure turned to gold ;). Not advised, but sometimes doing the out of ordinary thinig can turn out good. I like the team, and i agree, i can't believe that was a 20 team league - awesome job.
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Postby oddmanout7 » Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:03 pm

You need to trade for some closers and maybe add a speed guy, but besides that you look good.
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Postby blade68 » Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:09 pm

Man your team looks better than mine and I only had twelve teams in the league. I had a similar problem; no closer. There is not even one left on the wire.
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Postby cubbies1 » Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:13 pm

that is a very good looking team for a 20 team league as long as you are active on the wire getting a closer or two then i think you could easily win your leauge
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Postby Mills13 » Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:19 pm

That really is amazing you got Texiera, Guerrero, Bay, and Peavy on a 20 team league.
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