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Todd's Draft Champions 6 Team

#1 Post by Todd Zola » December 3rd, 2017, 9:06 am

Drew 1.02 (left KDS 1-15)

1.02 Jose Altuve: Top player on the board. So far, really like my hitting but my pitching is a little weak.

2.14 Anthony Rizzo: Like the sneaky 10 steals along with the usual power and good but not great average

3.02 Justin Verlander: Don't feel like playing chicken with starters until I know the market. Verlander was the 9th SP off the board, he's my 6th SP so it feels right. Keep in mind Minute Maid Park is actually a decent pitching upgrade from Comerica Park.
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Re: Todd's Draft Champions 6 Team

#2 Post by steveymer » December 3rd, 2017, 10:42 am

I had the first pick in this one. What I see as the second tier of hitters (after Trout and Altuve) ran out with Rizzo. Really wish one of them had dropped, but when that didn't happen, decided to roll the dice on Syndergaard and Severino. Don't think I've ever taken two so that early, will see how it goes.

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#3 Post by Todd Zola » December 3rd, 2017, 10:51 am

I don't see a huge drop in hitting, will be interesting to see the contrast of our wheel picks.

Syndergaard scares me in this format.
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Re: Todd's Draft Champions 6 Team

#4 Post by steveymer » December 3rd, 2017, 12:14 pm

May not be huge, but I think there's a definite drop off from Donaldson, Gordon, and Rizzo to the next batters taken in Springer, Bregman, and Dozier (who I would have taken if I went with a bat). For what it's worth, your projections have the first group at 27-30 and the second at 22-24. There was one hitter available in between those groups, but he wasn't someone I'd take at pick 31.

I'm very scared of Syn, but already drafted one of my typically safe teams and may try to have a bit of fun betting on upside with this one.

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#5 Post by Todd Zola » December 3rd, 2017, 1:26 pm

I don't follow dollar values that closely. Looks like we both did well with taking at least one pitcher at 2/3 - lots of yellow on the board last several picks. I sense that will be the norm, all good, hitting will get pushed down to us.
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Re: Todd's Draft Champions 6 Team

#6 Post by steveymer » December 3rd, 2017, 1:34 pm

Yeah, I was expecting there to be a good run on pitchers. Glad to see it. Now to figure out what to do with this next turn...

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#7 Post by Todd Zola » December 3rd, 2017, 7:04 pm

26 picks in between my choices - 9 SP and 3 CL left the board, so I'm pleased with Verlander at the previous turn.

As I discussed in the Platinum-available Z Files, I'll take the two-round discount on Nelson Cruz (at least according to my numbers). Yes, UT is locked, which can be problematic, but I'll try to build in some flexibility later.

Next pick hindered the ability to get an eligibility chain (also discussed in the Z Files) - but I am a believer in Jonathan Schoop so I put him in the middle. Some of it is the durability, worth something in this format.
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#8 Post by Todd Zola » December 4th, 2017, 10:11 am

Having done a few magazine mocks and regular drafts, it's apparent that my SP2 will be the most agonizing pick, assuming I don't simply take 2 SP in the first 5 rounds.

Just grabbed Jake Arrieta as SP2. I normally like a slightly better option, but this is the tier than has been hit hard with injuries and gopheritis.

Came back with Lorenzo Cain -- I could be accounting for park factors too much (and being aggressive with playing time) but the K squashes power, so everyone looking at his numbers and figuring those will be his baseline for his new team isn't "factoring" in venue (see what I did there?"

Even if he goes back to KC, I like him in this spot (7.02) adds some steals without compromising the other counting stats.

1B Rizzo
2B Altuve
MI Schoop
OF Cain
UT Cruz

SP Verlander
SP Arrieta
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#9 Post by Todd Zola » December 6th, 2017, 12:35 pm

Catching up...

8. Evan Gattis
9. Kyle Seager
10. Zach Godley
11. Sonny Gray
12. Adam Eaton
13. Archie Bradley

C Gattis
C
1B Votto
3B Seager
CI
2B Altuve
SS
MI Schoop
OF Cain
OF Eaton
OF
OF
OF
UT Cruz

P Verlander
P Arrieta
P Godley
P S Gray
P Bradley

Those reading the Platinum piece know what I'm setting up for, we'll see if it manifests. I'm taking a chance on closer, but I have a couple things up my sleeve, time will tell if it works out.
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Re: Todd's Draft Champions 6 Team

#10 Post by Todd Zola » December 9th, 2017, 7:51 pm

14. Tim Beckham
15. Mitch Haniger
16. David Robertson
17. Jordan Montgomery
18. Mark Reynolds (human error, the league offered to let me switch, I declined)
19. Brad Brach
20. Cam Bedrosian
21. Stephen Piscotty
22. Jesse Winker
23. Brandon Phillips

dealing with some site stuff -- I'll comment later (hopefully)
Catchers are like prostate exams -- comes a time where you can't put if off any longer, so you may as well get it over with and take it up the butt - The Forum Funklord

I'd rather be wrong for the right reasons than right for the wrong reasons - The Forum Funklord

Always remember, never forget, never say always or never. - The Forum Funklord

You know you have to seek therapy when you see one of your pitchers had a bad night and it takes you 15 minutes to find the team you have him on. - The Forum Funklord

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