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 Post subject: Learning a lot from mock drafts, thank you very much
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:55 pm 
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I think it was Iowa that got me started with a little help from Grey and Big O.............

For Instance:

Pick the outfielder you want on your team in the first round.......

Let's make this user friendly for all us sabermetric impaired. Here's how they finished last year.

Player 1-
85 runs, 23 HRs, 110 RBI, 2 SB, .293 AVG, .358 OBP, 635 at bats

Player 2-
92 runs, 37 HRs, 106 RBI, 14 SB, .285 AVG, .335 OBP, 611 at bats

Player 3-
96 runs, 34 HRs, 96 RBI, 3 SB, .292 AVG, .344 OBP, 590 at bats

One of these guys is going on the average #10 pick. The others, #82 and #103. Granted, one is 36 years old, one is 34 and the other is 25 but c'mon, it's only next year, we're not giving them a 5 year contract here, we're just trying to scoop somebody.

What this tells me is, cover your corners and let the outfielders fall into place.

Now Grey, without looking at stats...........

Name These Outfielders

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 Post subject: Re: Learning a lot from mock drafts, thank you very much
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:16 pm 
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Are you making a case for Jermaine Dye and Raul Ibanez over Ryan Braun? I was down on Braun last year going into the season because I felt people might think he was going to hit .330 every year. He's not, but I do think he's a better bet for 40/15 then most players. Jermaine Dye is a good bet for 27/2 and Ibanez for 22/1 -- They're not that close. They're solid two to three OFs, they're not a number one.

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Have you given me all the info I need to judge your team? The number of teams in the league is a good start for the big overall questions.
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I don't know who's on your waivers. Don't just ask me who you should pick up. Give me names to choose from.
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 Post subject: Re: Learning a lot from mock drafts, thank you very much
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:31 pm 
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Simply making a case for stacking your corners first.

Braun as a 3B was a legit #10 pick, as an outfielder, not so much. He won't be eligible this year. He was last year in yahoo and people are overpaying for him this year because of it.

Wouldn't you agree that outfield is much deeper than corner infield? Especially in auction leagues?

I just think Braun is going way too high for my money.

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 Post subject: Re: Learning a lot from mock drafts, thank you very much
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That's pretty quick by the way, to get those three guys.

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 Post subject: Re: Learning a lot from mock drafts, thank you very much
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:22 pm 
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The rankings are coming this week, where I go over Braun. Right now I'll say, I do like him a lot. And outfield is deep, but everyone is grabbing at least three of them and some teams grab 6 or 7 of them depending on league rules.

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If you want me to look at your team, post the team. Don't post a link to another site where the team is.
Have you given me all the info I need to judge your team? The number of teams in the league is a good start for the big overall questions.
Is your league H2H? Roto?
I don't know who's on your waivers. Don't just ask me who you should pick up. Give me names to choose from.
If you only have one team, post your team in your signature with the league parameters.
I don't know every single matchup for next week, so if you want me to choose a player for the following week and you think the matchups are important, tell me who they're facing.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning a lot from mock drafts, thank you very much
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:09 am 
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I didn't think I'd ever see the day when Ryan Braun is being compared to Dye and Ibanez. Yes Dye and Ibanez are nice options, but are not going to win you a championship and are not even comparable. Dye and Ibanez are old, and sometime soon, age has to catch up to both of them, if it hasn't already.

I'll take the guy with 100 R, 40 HR, 100 RBI, 15-20 SB, .300 Avg potential any day of the week. Leave him for me to draft please.

In addition, there is more depth at 1B and 3B now more than ever. 3B isn't as thin as it used to be. It seems like there is a new option or two at the corner infield every year.

Just my 2 cents. Braun is a GOD!!!!

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c- zunino $1
1b-AGonz 25
2b- daniel murphy 10
3b- beltre 33
ss - rollins 1
4 of - bruce 22, span 1, pagan 4, byrd 4
dh- encarnacion 7

4 sp- felix 28, ross 20, iwakuma 7, vargas 1
2 rp- benoit 4, kimbrel 24

reserve batters - Goldy 10, segura 7, werth 9, revere 1, francisco 1, howard 12
reserver pitchers - hudson 1, ryu 10, romo 20, darvish 31


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