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NL-Only Experts Draft
Posted by Erik at 2/8/2006 7:51:00 AM
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Participated in my first draft of the year yesterday -- a 12-team NL-only 5x5 'experts' league hosted by Sportsline.

I had the #2 pick, and did a fair amount of agonizing over it. In the end, I went with my gut and took David Wright over Miggy Cabrera for two reasons: 1) Wright's steals, and 2) the complete uncertainty over who Cabrera is going to have to drive in, and who will be driving him in. (Cabrera, incidentally, dropped to a shocking 7th overall, so I obviously wasn't the only one concerned about the Marlins offense).

I ended up with a roster that lacks both saves and outfielders, but has good position flexibility and should have some tradable assets to allow me to patch holes... we'll see how it goes.

#2 Rotowire.com David Wright (3B NYM)
#23 Rotowire.com Ben Sheets (P MIL)
#26 Rotowire.com Ryan Howard (1B PHI)
#47 Rotowire.com Ken Griffey (OF CIN)
#50 Rotowire.com Brandon Webb (P ARI)
#71 Rotowire.com Ryan P. Freel (2B CIN)
#74 Rotowire.com Matt Cain (P SF)
#95 Rotowire.com Brad Hawpe (OF COL)
#98 Rotowire.com Brian McCann (C ATL)
#119 Rotowire.com Josh Willingham (C FLA)
#122 Rotowire.com Brad Penny (P LA)
#143 Rotowire.com Adam Everett (SS HOU)
#146 Rotowire.com Ryan Madson (P PHI)
#167 Rotowire.com Chris Duffy (OF PIT)
#170 Rotowire.com Eric Byrnes (OF ARI)
#191 Rotowire.com Wilson Betemit (SS ATL)
#194 Rotowire.com Kip Wells (P PIT)
#215 Rotowire.com Corey C. Hart (OF MIL)
#218 Rotowire.com Damaso Marte (P PIT)
#239 Rotowire.com Scott Hairston (2B ARI)
#242 Rotowire.com Duaner Sanchez (P NYM)
#263 Rotowire.com Cesar Izturis (SS LA)
#266 Rotowire.com Brian Bruney (P ARI)
#287 Rotowire.com Jeff Baker (3B COL)
#290 Rotowire.com Aaron Miles (2B STL)
#311 Rotowire.com Matthew Cepicky (OF FLA)
#314 Rotowire.com Jon Rauch (P WAS)
#335 Rotowire.com John Mabry (OF CHC)
#338 Rotowire.com Jason J. Ellison (OF SF)
#359 Rotowire.com Chris Resop (P FLA)

And the VERY interesting first round...

#1 Baseball Info Solutions Albert Pujols (1B STL)
#2 Rotowire.com David Wright (3B NYM)
#3 Patton & Co. Derrek Lee (1B CHC)
#4 SportFanatics.net Chase Utley (2B PHI)
#5 Roto Times Bobby Abreu (OF PHI)
#6 Elias Sports Bureau Alfonso Soriano (2B WAS)
#7 CBS SportsLine.com (Gonos) Miguel M. Cabrera (OF FLA)
#8 CBS SportsLine.com (Mack) Andruw Jones (OF ATL)
#9 FantasyBaseball.com Carlos Beltran (OF NYM)
#10 Mastersball.com Jason Bay (OF PIT)
#11 SportsBlurb.com Juan Pierre (OF CHC)
#12 Baseball Prospectus Barry Bonds (OF SF)


Comments....

Bonds at 12? I may be a hockey-first kind of girl, but even I know he's too much of a risk for the first round.
Posted by eaglehawk at 2/8/2006 11:09:00 AM
 

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