1 Mark Teixeira 1B --- I've got a mancrush on Tex
2 Ian Kinsler 2B --- Would have prefered Utley but you can't have everything
3 Nick Markakis OF --- mmm...got a cravin' for some Tzatziki
4 Alex Rios OF --- Don't hate it
7 Garrett Atkins 3B --- Hopefully I get to exploit the bats from mile high.
9 Troy Tulowitzki SS --- See Atkins.
10 Vernon Wells OF --- Voodoo doll nearly complete. Just need to slather it with Rub-A535. Anyone know where I can get a really small heating blanket?
11 Conor Jackson OF --- Maybe a little early but I didn't think he'd last another round
14 Jorge Cantu CI --- Was lookin' for a good whor...er...Jorge.
15 Xavier Nady OF --- My Grey Poupon pick of the night.
17 Jed Lowrie MI --- Decent value for round 17
18 Kelly Shoppach C --- Prolly coulda waited for K-Shop (sounds like a Quicky mart)
20 Denard Span OF --- Needed a token twinky and I couldn't bring myself to draft Kubel.
22 Nick Swisher BN --- meh
25 Ian Stewart 3B --- Held on to him too long last year and paid for it. Time to payback Stewy!
5 Dan Haren P
6 John Lackey P
8 Scott Kazmir P
12 Carlos Marmol RP
13 Max Scherzer P
16 Joey Devine RP
19 Wandy Rodriguez P
21 Jeremy Guthrie P
23 Grant Balfour RP
24 Brad Penny P
I agree with BKK in regards to this being a difficult draft....I blame you! (I'm pointing at Grey and Rudy). Since everyone (for the most part) seemed to have similar value on players it ultimately led to players going 1-2 rounds earlier than a typical ESPN or Yahoo! draft, with the exception of Mark Reynolds/CD-Lite who went 4 rounds earlier. (Great timing with that post Grey! )
I made a weak attempt to switch up my strategy midway and stack up on pitching but then got nervous between rounds 9-11. I started to fear that unless I grabbed some bats now I'd be left with Swisher and Span...doh!!
Unfortunately, by the time rounds 18-25 came around the Robax Platinum was in full effect and I'll have to admit, the concentration was not what it should have been.
All in all it was fun and it should be a challenging year.
Good luck everyone. (fingers crossed)
Entertaining breakdown. Nady's a Grey will poop-on pick though. Swisher and Span -- I see your meh and raise you a MEH. You also took two many top pitchers. You didn't need to piggyback Haren with Lackey. For shame!