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Yoda wrote:jlm53089 wrote:Grounded Polo wrote:It's pretty clear that most of these people just use these drafts to reach on guys they want to hype up rather than creating an accurate picture of a carefully drafted roster.
I agree, they are reaching because it is a mock and nothing is on the line.
I rather look at someones money league draft than a mock draft.
Mock drafts have no repercussions while a money league draft does, and drafting EE that early will haunt most people.
Also its still early to be taking these mocks seriously.
Honestly I am really trying in the Cafe mock. I know that I can't make any moves so I'm treating it as a draft and hold type team. Whoever ends up with the best looking roster wins.
mak1277 wrote:If someone in my league came out of their first three picks with Rollins/Pedroia/Youk....I would make sure they had paid their league fees up front. I don't like any of those guys in those rounds.
RedSoxNation04 wrote:mak1277 wrote:I just don't believe in Ludwick. Especially not as a 6th rounder.
Fade2White12 wrote:RedSoxNation04 wrote:mak1277 wrote:I just don't believe in Ludwick. Especially not as a 6th rounder.
I respect everyone's opinion on Ludwick, especially with his breakout season coming at the age of 29 and a lack of pedigree. However, I just have a feeling that Ludwick will repeat, or come very close to repeating, what he did last year. Generally, when I look at player like Ludwick who have out-of-nowhere breakout seasons, I always evaluate their statistics month-by-month, and pre vs. post all-star break. More often than not, the most prominent indicator of a 1-year wonder are statistics inflated by just a couple good months, or a booming first half followed by a poor second. That is why you won't see me draft someone like Nate McLouth - who had a torrid first half, but petered out during the stretch.
However, with Ludwick, he started strong and ended strong. Other than a semi-slump in June, Ludwick was consistent as one could be. He hit very well on the home and the road, versus LHP and RHP, and both before and after the all-star break. Such consistency , IMO, indicates a season that probably was not a fluke. But for those who will avoid him, I really can't blame you.
J35J wrote:I think with Weiters its all about what his playing time will look like. If it appears he's the guy and will get 400+ ABs then I have him as my 5th or 6th catcher. But since we don't know what his PT looks like and if I were to draft today, I wouldn't take him as a top 10 catcher.
AquaMan2342 wrote:J35J wrote:I think with Weiters its all about what his playing time will look like. If it appears he's the guy and will get 400+ ABs then I have him as my 5th or 6th catcher. But since we don't know what his PT looks like and if I were to draft today, I wouldn't take him as a top 10 catcher.
Meh. I took him in the 17th round in the Cafe Mock, at a point where the rest of the catchers available were very average IMO. Regardless of the kind of league, taking him that late just means that if he's not quite ready at the beginning of the season I could find a temporary replacement until he is.
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