lane_anasazi2 wrote:I don't know, I kind of like the rule. It probably doesn't change anything, but I'd be super ticked if, for example, someone took a R-Zim at the beginning of the round then spent the rest of the day going "Hey you know who's good? PABLO SANDOVAL. He's being really underrated because of X,Y,Z reasons, yes PABLO SANDOVAL sure deserves to get picked. Also, PABLO SANDOVAL." - and then Sandoval gets picked right before I'm up.
Irrational, but that would feel super shitty. When you're hoping a player will drop, the last thing you want is for someone to shine a spotlight on them.
Yup, while most people in these drafts know plenty, I'm sure there are still occasions around this point and later in the draft where you may be eyeing a couple of players but a few other people start talking up a different guy entirely and it sways your thinking.
Don't want to sound like a nit, but I agree. There are so many intriguing conversations we can have about players who have already been taken, that I do not think it takes away from the fun much to keep discussions of players not taken out of it.
One article I found interesting today was Matthew Berry's 100 Preseason Facts. These four items really intrigued me:
20. In 30 career starts, Kris Medlen has averaged 8.0 K/9 IP and 1.8 BB/9 IP.
21. During Medlen's career, the only pitcher to make at least 20 starts with a K/9 rate of 8-plus and a BB/9 rate under two is … Cliff Lee. Maybe Medlen wasn't a reach after all, hmm...
24. In 2011, "Player C" batted .220 with a .281 OBP and .672 OPS.
25. In 2012, "Player D" batted .270 with a .340 OBP and .817 OPS.
26. Player C is what Mike Trout did at age 19. Player D is Bryce Harper at the same age.I live around the DC area and I cannot wait to watch him the entire Nationals team this year. How many can they win? 110? 120?
55. Over the past two seasons, only Robinson Cano, Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Braun and Albert Pujols have more extra-base hits than … Alex Gordon.This one really took me surprise and I drafted him!
83. Only three players managed at least 10 home runs, stole 30 bases and hit at least .288 in 2012: Ryan Braun, Mike Trout … and Norichika Aoki.Still Mad I didn't get him. He has the potential to be a real good return on his tail end of the 8th round draft slot.
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