J.C.Fighter wrote:Bloody Sox wrote:Snakes Gould wrote:the position that is a mess in my opinion is 3b.
Wow - funny that I think 3B is one of the easiest positions to wait on and get a decent value later in the draft, with Gordon, Fields, Encarnacion, and Kouzmanoff all going after the 12th round. I don't see those types of players at SS.
Exactly! Hank Blalock fits in that group aswell...
If Fields or Blalock are your starting 3B you are already in trouble. 3B falls off very fast after round 3 and the 4-6 round options are shaky at best (zimmerman and Larry Jones). There is some value to be had in the 8-12 range but for me I take pitching in those rounds so it is hard for me to grab a 3B in there. The late round options for 3B are broken down old guys, guys without a full time job and guys who I don't like so for me I'll grab a 3B early. 2B and SS have a buttload of ok guys who go from round 12 to 18 so even if I wait on them I get some servicable guy who is likely to play the full year and not be useless.
It all depends on the context of your league of course. In a 12 team yahoo default league everything has depth. For my money in a 14 team league with CI/MI I don't like the late round options at CI so I feel 3B and even 1B are top heavy this year. MI is extremely deep, sure a lot of the players aren't great but if you don't get a top end guys there is an almost endless supply of 'ok' guys.