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Postby Nene » Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:59 pm

I just drafted this team. 16 team league, so it's deep.

I mostly tried to draft the best of who I knew, which means I have some old players because I haven't followed baseball closely in a while. I had the 16th overall pick, too, which isn't optimal I don't figure. Nonetheless, here's my roster:

Any comments, suggestions, or compliments (!haha) are welcome. Thanks.

C- Jason Kendall
1B- Jeff Bagwell
2B- Marcus Giles
3B- Adrián Béltre
SS- Nomar Garciaparra
OF- Ichiro Suzuki
OF- Andruw Jones
OF- Larry Walker
Util- Tino Martínez
Util- Reggie Sanders
Util- Marquis Grissom
B- Rondell White
B- Jeff Conine
B- JT Snow

SP- Josh Beckett
SP- Mike Mussina
SP- David Wells
RP- John Smoltz
RP- Wilson Alvarez
RP- José Lima
P- Kevin Brown
P- Tim Wakefield
B- Steve Trachsel
B- Ray King
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Postby chris8 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:21 pm

I've just done my first deep league (20-team) and it was a great challenge, but lots of fun!
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I see what you mean about the older players...Bagwell will probably do OK, but there's a lot of 1B better than him these days.
I don't like the look of your utility guys or your bench, and you seem to be missing a SS!

SPs are OK, but you don't have any closers (Smoltz is going back to starting this year).

On the positive side, Beltre & Suzuki were a great 1-2 from position 16, and Beckett, Mussina & Smoltz are a nice top 3 to have as your starters.

I think you need to scour the waiver wire for some young guns and others who may not have been drafted.

Look for players like:

C - J.D. Closser (Col), J. Buck (KC)
1B - C. Pena (Det)
2B - C. Utley (Phi), C. Burke (Hou), T. Iguchi (ChW)
3B - D. McPherson (Ana - very unlikely, but might be there), M. Cuddyer (Min)
SS - B. J. Upton (TB), K. Greene (SD)
OF - L. Ford (Min), K. Mench (Tex), J. Lane (Hou), J. Reed (Sea), N. Swisher (Oak)
Util - J. Bartlett (Min)

Any of these guys could do a decent job for you as a util.

For pitching, look for:

SP - S. Kazmir (TB), E. Jackson (LA), V. Zambrano (NYM), C. Lee (Cle), H. Ramirez (Atl)
RP - M. Adams (Mil), J. Speier (Tor), R. Dempster (ChC)

and keep your eye on what happens in spring training for any changes to closer roles.

Good luck! ;-D
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:22 pm

Ugh, where to start. Well, your catcher, 3B, 2B are good, but 1B, OF, and especially your bench is mediocre. Also, your RP are terrible. You have no closers, since Smoltz is moving to the starting position. Your SP after Mussina is pretty weak. Im not a believer in Kevin Brown or David Wells either. Its going to take a lot of trading and WW jockeying to make this team a winner, methinsk.
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Postby Nene » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:24 pm

Thanks for the help. I do have a SS, I just neglected to list it...I'm going to check for the guys you listed. Since I have first WW priority ,I'll be able to grab whoever I want.
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Postby chris8 » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:31 pm

Nene wrote:Thanks for the help. I do have a SS, I just neglected to list it...I'm going to check for the guys you listed. Since I have first WW priority ,I'll be able to grab whoever I want.


That's good that you have 1st priority, but it's obviously important not to waste it.

Of the guys I mentioned, and assuming whoever you pick up will go into a utility spot, I'd look for them in this order:

McPherson (but don't expect him to be there)
Utley (starting 2B in Philly, in a great hitting line-up)
Ford
Mench (starting OF in Tex, great hitters park)
Reed
Greene
Closser (could be absolutely awesome in Coors, as the starting C)
Upton (great potential, but starting in AAA)
Burke (starting 2B in Hou, great hitters park)

Hopefully, some of these will still be around after waivers have cleared.

And all of these are better than the guys on your bench IMO
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Postby Nene » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:52 pm

chris8 wrote:
Nene wrote:Thanks for the help. I do have a SS, I just neglected to list it...I'm going to check for the guys you listed. Since I have first WW priority ,I'll be able to grab whoever I want.


That's good that you have 1st priority, but it's obviously important not to waste it.

Of the guys I mentioned, and assuming whoever you pick up will go into a utility spot, I'd look for them in this order:

McPherson (but don't expect him to be there)
Utley (starting 2B in Philly, in a great hitting line-up)
Ford
Mench (starting OF in Tex, great hitters park)
Reed
Greene
Closser (could be absolutely awesome in Coors, as the starting C)
Upton (great potential, but starting in AAA)
Burke (starting 2B in Hou, great hitters park)

Hopefully, some of these will still be around after waivers have cleared.

And all of these are better than the guys on your bench IMO


Thanks again. The only one available was Burke. I grabbed him. dropping White.
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