Closers too early are always a no-no but I cannot believe people are drafting Mauer in the 1st or even early 2nd! Im not sayin his power #s were a fluke but he has to put up 25+ HRs, 90+ RBIs, and bat .330+ to justify his 1st rd status. Youve got a guy like VMart batting .300, 20 HRs, and 100 RBIs, going late in round 3 so Mauers gotta blow those #s out to justify his slot. I also have a personal hatred on Cliff Lee. He was a career 4.50 ERA Starter until 2 seasons ago where he added a pitch and 'figured it out'. I just dont buy him being a perrenial Ace, plus his move to the NL late last season boosted his overall value. I think i have more of a hatred against Lee than actual proof/stats to back it up but im personally NOT buying into his ADP of 61. Hes going above high upside, young K monsters like Cain, Hanson, Beckett, Gallardo, Peavy, Kershaw, etc.... NO THANKS! Shin- Soo Choo is a 20-20 guy going way too early... ill wait 11 rounds and take Corey Hart, thanks! or to a less degree, wait 3-4 rds and nab Nate McLouth.
Im gonna disagree with the guy who identified Ben Zobrist as NOT a top 100 guy. First off, I dont think lastyrs numbers were a complete fluke and he has a chance to repeat/out-produce lastyrs overall numbers, health pending. It also depends on where he bats in TBs lineup. If hes 5th or so, hes good for 20 HRs and 90 RBIs, with a .280 Avg, 80 Rs, and 10+ SBs to boot. If hes earlier in the lineup, hell easily crack 100 Rs with 15+ SBs, 15+ HRs and 75+ RBIs with a .290 Avg. Hes eligible at 2nd Base, SS, and OF.... that alone warrants a high draft slot bc those are some sick positions to be eligible at!
10-Team 8x8 h2h