A Couple Best Picks:
6. (68) B. Ryan
12. (144) M. González
Two reliever who went way later than I thought they would. If BJ Ryan had made it to me at that point (a few picks later), even though I didn't really want to take a closer there, I would have. Gonzalez I regret passing up even though I already had two closers. I picked second, so I thought he would last the wrap around back to me and it turns out he didn't.
A Couple Worst Picks:
6. (72) C. Lee
7. (84) K. Foulke & 8. (85) A. Béltre
Prior, Webb, Pettite, and Colon were all available (not to mention some others) when Cliff Lee was taken. I was stunned when Erboes took Foulke and Beltre back to back at the end of the 7th. These two have pretty big upsides but they could be had later (by a few rounds, especially in the case of Beltre) and he passed on talent like Chad and Fransisco Cordero, Isringhausen, Guardado, Trevor Hoffman, Matt Holliday, Griffey, John Patterson, Beckett, Doug Davis, Zito, Sabathia, and Burnett (all before his next pick). With his next pick he picked ANOTHER (bounceback) 3b, Melvin Mora. I just don't get it.
Kolbsaves- I'm happy with the team I drafted, although I was last year and had to make some major changes to win. Outfield doesn't have any outstanding players, but I have good depth so I should be able to handle slumps and injuries. 3b/SS is a tough situation with Nomar/Barmes/Hillenbrand looking to cover. It could be feast or famine there for me this year. Pitching is very solid, especially starting pitching. My top 5 guys can k upwards of 8 k/9. I only have two closers, so late I tried a couple fliers for saves that might or might not work out.
Mustangs- I really like the rotation here, he found some great value. His bench has some interesting breakout type guys, so if he hits on one that will be good for him. One area that could be lacking is average. Good power throughout.
Marley- Oh man does this guy have some speed. Prince Fielder, Sean Casey [now dropped], and Conor Jackson at first is a huge risk. He has 3/5 of the White Sox rotation, which is interesting. He's weak on closers, having Jenks and Borowski. That might be one closer job between the two. He has some middle relievers to keep his ratios down.
Big Lebowski- This guy had some interesting SP picks. He went with a lot of sleepers there like Bush, Seo, and Silva [who he's now dropped]. He's got a trio of Cincy position players, which is also interesting (although, a fluke I'm sure). All star 1b/2b/3b combo of Helton/Figgins/A Rod he acquired in the first three rounds should do him well.
sinicalypse- Wasn't at the draft on accident and he suffered as a result. Has ZERO closers. A couple of overvalued starters such as Millwood and Willis. Outfield is very solid with Manny/Andruw Jones/Edmonds. Lack of bench depth.
Tavish- Positional players are above average at nearly every position, they're really well rounded. Bench players are marginal with not much room to break out, on the other hand. He took four second year starting pitchers later on (Cain, Duke, Ervin Santana, and Chacin) and I'm interested to see how it works out.
Agree or disagree with my assessments?
I'll do the second half later.
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."