Ender wrote: Yoda wrote:
Ender wrote:The top 10 pitchers.
Santana - stud
Carpenter - out most of year
Oswalt - worse in every stat than in 2006 not worth this draft spot at all.
Peavy - stud
Halladay - ERA/WHIP too a dive, not worth his draft position.
Zambrano - worse all around except W's, not worth his draft position
Webb - stud
Sheets - injured and stats slipped
Smoltz - stud
Sabathia - stud.
Ender... Halladay, Zambrano and Oswalt still wound up being top 30 SPs according to Yahoo in 2007. So other than Sheets and Carpenter who lost time due to injury, all those guys were worth it.
Oswalt was drafted in the 3rd round and was the #25 best player at his position, that is not worth it. Halladay was the #27 best and was being drafted in the 4th round. Zambrano was #30 and was being drafted in the 4th/5th round. These are not worth it at all.
I took guys like Lackey, Bedard, Haren, Harang, Vazquez, Escobar in later rounds in every draft and ended up with better value than these guys.
In no leagues did I draft Oswalt in the 3rd round. I didn't draft Carpetner nor Zambrano nor Halladay for various reasons.
In my 10 team money league after the draft:
Santana (kept), Sheets (kept), Kazmir, Haren, Anthony Reyes, Billingsley, Lincecum
12 team money league after the draft:
Peavy, Bonderman, Sabathia, Burnett, Rich Hill, Prior
20 team league:
Sheets, Lackey, Burnett, Greinke, Lincecum
It's really about spreading your risk and drafting guys that are undervalued. Let me ask you a question. If you don't think Santana is a good value with the top 5 picks then what makes him a good value 5 picks later?
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