OK, so I had my draft this past Saturday night. (And on the heels of that last blog, it was pretty clear that this particular hobby will be taking a back seat to many things once the twins are born.)
Anywho, these were my keepers:
C: Dioner Navarro, TB, $7; Taylor Teagarden, TEX, $0 (Prospect)
1B: Albert Pujols, STL, $40
2B: Kelly Johnson, ATL, $11; Emilio Bonafacio, FLA, $1
SS: Alexei Ramirez, CHW, $10
3B: Ryan Zimmerman, WAS, $13
OF: Matt Kemp, LA, $25; Colby Rasmus, STL, $0 (Prospect)
SP: Matt Cain, SF, $14; Jered Weaver, LAA, $9; Max Scherzer, ARZ, $8; Jonathan Sanchez, SF, $5; Ubaldo Jimenez, COL, $4; Joe Blanton, PHI, $1; Jordan Zimmermann, WAS, $1; Shaun Marcum, TOR, $1 (will go straight to DL); Scott Elbert, LA, $0 (Prospect)
So the draft was its usual fast-and-furious auction bidding war, with plenty of good-natured ribbing and fun. At some point, we were discussing Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman’s anatomy, but such is the rapid-fire, stream-of-consciousness mindset of the drafter.
As you can see above, I clearly needed help in the outfield, bench depth, an ace pitcher and an entire bullpen. Lemme know if you think I addressed those needs:
–Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, BOS, $32
–Corey Hart, OF, MIL, $32
–Jonathan Papelbon, RP, BOS, $28
–Andre Ethier, OF, LA, $26
–Joakim Soria, RP, KC, $23
–Jose Lopez, 2B, SEA, $12
–Hong-Chih Kuo, RP, LA, $7
–Andrew Sonnanstine, SP, TB, $4
–Felipe Lopez, IF, ARZ, $3
–Ryan Madson, RP, PHI, $3
–Hideki Okajima, RP, BOS, $3
–Brandon Lyon, RP, DET, $2
–Jason Kubel, OF, MIN, $2
–Denard Span, OF, MIN, $2
–Chris Snyder, C, ARZ, $1
Since I haven’t blogged in a while, I never posted the results of our Prospect Draft (we get to carry six minor leaguers now):
–Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX
–Carlos Triunfel, SS, SEA
–Jesus Montero, C, NYY
My other three prospects were the keepers listed above.
And there’s a trade in the works for another guy’s Prospect – sending him $2 for next year’s MLB Auction Draft.
Fantasy geek out.