kab21 wrote:Even with the Utley uncertainty I think 2B is still a fairly deep position. It's worse to be left out at 3B imo (not mentioning the obvious - SS).
Yeah... I really don't get targeting Cano/Pedroia early. I mean, if they happen to be there and you're willing to work around them that's fine, but I wouldn't be planning
on drafting a 2B that high unless one fell in my lap (like say, with your 2nd round pick).
I personally feel like the three positions that have the steepest dropoff from the 1st to 4th rounds are: SS, 3B, and 1B.
(Yes, we've had the "1B is deep" conversation here, but when you play in a league with UT spots there's going to be 9-11 of them off the board by the end of round 4.)
If you get stuck out in the dark without one of those guys you're in for a world of hurt in the HR/RBI categories. Then you're almost forced to start targeting low-BA guys who can slug you back up the leaderboard (Reynolds, Pena, etc). Assuming you're missing out in the SS guys, I'm going 1B/3B/OF with my first three picks (in some order) 90% of the time.