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Help to narrow my prospect draft selection; ON CLOCK

Postby jmlevy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:27 am

12 team H2H keeper; 7x7 with H, OPS, HLD, & K/9 added, 14 MLB keepers and up to 8-rookie eligible on farm

C - Napoli
1B - A Huff
2B - B Roberts
3B - A Rodriguez
SS - J Rollins
OF - M Holliday, H Pence, J Upton
UTIL - M Jacobs, K Morales, M Teahen, E Dukes, D Fowler

SP - CC Sabathia, J Chamberlain, Z Greinke, M Scherzer, Y Gallardo, K Slowey, AJ Burnett, T Cahill, J Maine, T Hanson, J Bonderman (DL), R Hill (DL)
RP - B Jenks, K Gregg

Farm Club:
1. Wade Davis (SP)
2. Jarrod Parker (SP)
3. Ross Detwiler (P)
4. Jason Heyward (OF)
5. Brett Wallace (3B)
6. Yonder Alonso (1B)

As you can see from my roster above, I have sizable depth at starting pitcher. I have also been getting the impression that my current hitting corps leaves a bit to be desired, as I have struggled mightily out of the blocks with ARod injured.

The following is a list of the best prospects available; can you please help me rank the top four prospects based on overall value (positional and otherwise):

JP Arencibia
J Chacin
J Castro
M Inoa
A Cunningham
J McDonald
G Halman
N Weglarz
B Revere
D Viciedo
G Hernandez
M Dominguez
M Saunders
B Cecil
M Ramirez
J Hellickson
P Aumont
C Carter
B Lillibridge
Bryan Anderson

After taking into consideration all things (my current MLB roster, the abundance of Major League-ready pitchers, age, etc.), I believe that my top four come down to Arrencibia, Aumont, Inoa, and Viciedo.

I am currently on the clock, and will be up for my final draft pick three picks thereafter. Who would you aim to grab with my last two picks?

Thanks in advance and feel free to leave a link!
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Re: Help to narrow my prospect draft selection; ON CLOCK

Postby kab21 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:22 am

There really isn't anyone that jumps out that is available.

Aumont is being moved to the pen and that is a weak spot on your team but he'll likely be a 7th-8th inning guy since morrow and Fields are ahead of him. And as far as fantasy is concerned I almost automatically knock a player down 100 places if they move from starter to reliever. Good RP's come out of nowhere and good prospects that succeed can get blocked by simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

You could target Ben Revere whom could aspire to be a Ellsbury type player. His downside is probably an early career Juan Pierre that would dominate the H, BA, R and SB categories in fantasy.

Or you could just grab a couple of guys with upside and hope for the best in viciedo and Inoa. worst case they disappoint and you drop them next year and grab a player like those on your list.
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Re: Help to narrow my prospect draft selection; ON CLOCK

Postby Steve-o » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:22 pm

Here's how I rank the top 10 or so.

40 - M Dominguez
41 - B Revere
42 - JP Arencibia
44 - J Chacin
48 - G Halman
55- C Carter
58 - J McDonald
60 - M Ynoa (he just changed it from I to Y)
68 - J Castro
70 - M Saunders

With minor leaguers I always just draft the best available guy.
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Re: Help to narrow my prospect draft selection; ON CLOCK

Postby DevilDriver » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:18 pm

I'd go with Viciedo and Chacin, with Ynoa next in line. Although Ynoa has the higher ceiling, there's just so much that could go wrong for a 17 yo pitcher who has yet to log an inning of pro ball. Chacin, on the other hand, is already a probable #3 starter with the potential to be a #2 if he keeps improving.
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