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Did five mocks over the weekend, looked at a few projections and MDPs yesterday, and came up with the following conclusions (based on the Yahoo! ranks as of 3/1/10):
These may be a bit overboard, so I'll try to keep it to a minimum and combine names/categories when possible.
Top 36 Notables:
Rest of the Top 100:
Dunn/Hamilton/Ethier/ManRam (check league settings)
McCutchen (horrible at 60)/Span (even worse)
Notables for later in the draft: (i.e. absolute STEALS where they're at)
C - Montero still seems to be a reasonable value, unless somebody jumps early.
OF - Soriano/Beltran both look to be dropping further than I feel they should. Both were typically available as a #4 OF. Borbon and Kubel looked to be early, and at least in the mocks the word is definitely out on Heyward. Saw him go as early as the 10th on Sunday, which would be a joke in any real league. Once the non-mockers get to the real drafts I'd say you could probably still look for him around the 17th/18th rounds.
DH (late power guys or safe bets) - Pena/Ortiz/Vlad, depending on how you feel about their numbers and your league settings. Chris Davis, Nick Johnson, and Magglio have all gone undrafted in multiple mocks. Again, your mileage may vary, but at least you've got some numbers there late if you decide you need them instead of a flyer.
SS - Not sure how the rest of you guys feel about Tejada, but he's been around at 13+, which I feel is a deal if you're not grabbing one of the top 5 (Hanley/Tulo/Reyes/Rollins/Jeter). Elvis and Asdrubel were similar.
SP - Some absolute gold all over the board in here. Hamels, Webb, Sheets(?) were the first that jumped to me outside of the top 100. After that there's still enough there to build an entire staff past round 10 if you want... Price, Scherzer, Buchholz, Cueto, Kazmir, Liriano, Penny, Harang. Just so freaking deep here. Once you've got an ace (or two if you prefer) secured you can wait forever on this board to grab these guys. If you're looking to scalp some bad-ratio wins late you've got DiceK going undrafted in many leagues as well.
RP - This is one spot that they MUST be making some fixes on, because they were all over the place. They've got setup guys before their closers and some guys with pretty secure jobs well off the draft board. Hoffman, Jenks, Lidge, Aardsma were all getting picked up here an there, but only by guys who made the effort to go down and get them. Bottom-feeder closers like Capps, Lyon, and K. Wood were going undrafted in multiple mocks as well.
Hope that about covers it... and that I'm not ruining my own draft strategy by putting this up for everyone to see, but I just wanted to share what I've found so far that I thought you may find helpful come the real deal later this month.
SpecialFNK wrote:im not sure exactly where Berkman is ranked, but hes not one of the better 1B anymore. through the years he has been a 2nd round type 1B but now hes on the decline. last 3 years in HR have dropped.. 34, 29, 25.
his AVG in the last 3 years- .278/ .312/ .274.
what is really Carlos Quentin value? he had a monster season in 2008, but that was the only season in which he had alot of success. he could have a good full season if healthy, but based on his career i wouldnt consider him one of the top OF.
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