who are you guys targeting at these points in your draft? in my draft with 10 teams it is mid round 5 until the end of the 7th round and in doing the 1 man mock ala the article on the front page i am struggling mightily in whom to take in these 4 rounds. for convenience sake lets take into account i pick 6th so i have overall picks in rounds 5-7: 46, 55, and 66
i am using the adjusted yahoo adps and there just arent players in that group i like taking at those spots. heres who is in there and what i feel about them, im hoping for people to break down some of these players as well so i can gauge where they rate for others (please keep in mind i am intending to see the worst in everyone here, i dont hate all these players, im just being very critical.
44 V-Mart- A catcher in the 5th round seems far too early, and with mauer gone i see no reason not to just wait til very late for a catcher
45 Rivera- Kind of like a catcher,i dont like the idea of a closer in the 5th. there are many good ones and id prefer to wait
46 Cano- A good up and comer, one of few i dont mind in this spot.
47 Figgins- had a down year last season and doesnt provide much for power. round 5 i still want guys that produce ATB.
48 K-Rod- i like him over rivera but still dont think the time is right to start with closers
49 B-Rob- dont see him having a great year and 2B has a lot of guys in his range to be taking this early
50 Furcal- a little more pop than figgins and a more solid player means ill have to consider him in round 5, as he will likely be gone by the 6th
51 BJ Ryan- see rivera/k-rod
52 Konerko- if i dont already have a 1B by now i like konerko, as i have him a step above the group right behind him
53 Glaus- while he qualifies at short in my league, it is still a deep position and it is too early to damage my avg for what could be a mediocre season
54 McCann- same as v-mart, i would consider him in the 6th or 7th round but dont think he will be there
55 Damon- last of the solid OFs and a guy i would love to get with the 6th round pick. problem is that i have him being gone by then.
56 Wagner- still not yet.....
57 Matsui- injury last season was a freak one but hes still not going to come out hitting like gangbusters and may not be in a great spot in that lineup, although any spot is pretty good.
58 Delgado- the avg drop last year scares me, i think the power drops this season as well.
59 Matsuzaka- i dont know how you can take him here, as the 6th or 7th best arm. theres no way ill touch him until the 10th
60 Sheffield- new team, old man, injuries/roids. no thanks.
61 Smoltz- i dont mind smoltz here, but if i already have an arm like carp/oswalt or even peavy/webb/zambo i dont need another arm until later
62 Hall- have to question the power jolt as well as the avg. too early for what could be a one year wonder
63 Rolen- injuries, aging, horrible finish to the season leave me wondering why he remains a 6th or 7th round pick.
64 Pierre- nothing but speed and may not even hit leadoff. if i want a guy that only steals ill wait for freel or f. lopez much later.
65 Uggla- see billy hall
66 Hoffman- id consider a closer in the 7th round if there was a run on them but i would still wait to get saito or gordon or jenks later than this
67 Street - see hoffman
68 Zimmerman- same as hall and uggla except worse because he loses the one good thing going for him, soriano.
after these guys theres a lot of players that i think are in the right place to be taken and round 8 and beyond ill start to take chances. but with the exception of:
im not excited to take any of these guys and theres a good chance i wont get to take any of those 4 either. please feel free to disagree with what ive written about these players, suggest someone i should move up this list, or some other strategy i should be taking in rounds 5-7. thanks
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