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12 team 5x5 2nd pick
C Michael Napoli
1B Paul Konerko
2B Brian Roberts
SS Hanley Ramirez
3B Pedro Alvarez
OF Matt Kemp
OF B.J. Upton
OF Brett Gardner
UTL: OF Nick Swisher
UTL: 1B James Loney
C Chris Iannetta
2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka
SP Felix Hernandez
SP Adam Wainwright
SP John Danks
SP Josh Beckett (love him for a big comeback)
SP Edwin Jackson (was great when he was back with CWS)
SP Johnny Cueto
RP Jonathan Papelbon
RP J.J. Putz
RP Ryan Franklin
SP Travis Wood
RP Evan Meek
Thoughts: I had to reach for Konerko after not drafting an elite 1B in the first 4 rounds. I like Roberts for a comeback, but I could have had Aaron Hill 6 rounds later. When I go again, I will not draft more than 1 pitcher in the first 6 rounds if I can. Pitching is pretty deep, but when you draft 2 studs and then wait as long as I did for your others, you have to pickup lowsy hitters in the middle rounds.
- 1 Reply to DJ
I think you'd be surprised. Kemp has been going mid to late 2nd round in many mock drafts, and Felix is probably worth a 3rd or early 4th round pick anyway. If Seattle can score some damn runs to get the guy to 15 wins, then he's much more valuable.
Your batting average would be pretty rough. Hanley's pretty much the only one you could count on to be over .300. Most of the others will be lucky to get up to .250. Konerko and Alvarez are really your only power threats, but not enough to make up for the total lack of power from Roberts, Gardner, and possibly Upton.
- 1 Reply to Stever
Yup, I agree completely, the Gardner pick was unnecessary with the speed I already had. People are going to realize that they will miss out on many great 1B and 3B bats drafting in the 2 spot. Although I do believe Kemp is still about a .280 hitter. Last year was an extreme outlier.
Napoli wont be full time catcher in Toronto...I would say hes your weak spot being that he will probably be coming off the bench for the most part. But GREAT pitching, you win with ur pitching stats alone I think....lol!!
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