EL BURRO wrote:With the 16th pick, EL BURRO takes ... REX BROTHERS?! What the f, you are wondering?
Rex is my "Kenley Jansen'esque" pick for 2014. Shitty old 20 year major league career reliever in front of him in Latroy Hawkins vs. young blazing arm buck frothing at the mouth. Rex has great stuff; albeit left handed stuff, but pitched very well in 2013 -- and I could see LaTroy Hawkins turning into a donut shortly into the season, and Rex subsequently, running away with the job. Probability is like 65%, but I generally like to draft a few high upside 8th inning guys that can step in and dominate once the closer by name falters... Rex is on top of my 2014 list.
Probably could have gotten him later, but like him a lot this year... more of a note to myself. I was in a industry mock draft the other night (14 teamer) and he went in the 17th round. Just food for thought as he is nowhere near this ADP currently.
The COL closer situation is one that I don't really want a part of outside of a league that doesn't also count holds. Hawkins has been reliable and consistent despite the age. While Brothers' arm is intriguing, his walk rate is scary. I don't think that either guy is a slam dunk to hold the job.