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Tonight is my first draft, it is a keeper league and I will be picking first. My roster is as follows:
Matt Kemp OF
Jacoby Ellsbury OF
Jay Bruce OF
Hanley Ramirez SS
Brandon Phillips 2B
David Ortiz DH
Clayton Kershap SP
Jared Weaver SP
Madison Bumgarner SP
Almost all of the top 15 1B (one guy has Cabrera and Votto, yikes) same boat with catchers and 3B where some guys have multiple star players at same position. At this point im not going to get a good star 1B without a trade really, so im wondering at this point should I just try to draft the best players out there and try to make trades. The following players are who I am considering drafting first overall and are not previous keepers.
Hunter Pence OF- I think that he is overall the best player left, although I have three awesome OF'S, the guy that has Votto and Cabrera has none and maybe i can make a big trade by drafting what he needs.
Michael Morse or Eric Hosmer 1B- I need a 1B, but like I said there are two or three teams with multiple players at this position to trade.
CJ Wilson SP- Maybe the highest profile pitcher left, dont know if I would keep him but for those lacking pitching could also be good trade bait.
Craig Kimbrel and John Axford RP- need a guy at this position
Others ive considered Alex Gordon, Yu Darvish, and Adam Wainwright.
Ive been leaning towards Pence or Morse but what do you huys think??
i would take Pence.. he owned when he went over to Philly last year and im sure he'll do it again. you'll have good OF to use for trade bait or use one in your UT spot. I would package bruce and ortiz for someone.. not sure why you kept ortiz.. Also.. what about Ike Davis? you may be able to find him in the later rounds to fill your 1B spot.
I think I'd take a shot on Hosmer in a keeper league. We really don't know how good he can be, but alot of baseball people think he can be a superstar. Pence is a nice player and all, but I think we've seen his best, which is very good, but hardly a superstar.
Plus ,you need a 1B.
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Thanks guys that is some good insight and I really appreciate it. I was really hoping that I could get Votto via trade somehow. The guy that has Cabrera Votto has not one OF and there really isnt many left so I was trying to play on that. Maybe Hosmer will be my best move though