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Redsfan320
02-14-2010, 05:43 PM
My first mock draft ever and I got:

C- Joe Mauer- MIN
1B- Joey Votto- CIN
SP- Chris Carpenter- STL
3B- Chone Figgins- SEA
OF- Shane Victorino- PHI
RP- Johnathan Broxton- LAD
OF- Andrew McCutchen- PIT
SP- Wandy Rodriguez- HOU
SS-Yunel Escobar- ATL
2B- Skip Schumacker- STL
P- Bronson Arroyo- CIN
OF- Jason Kubel- MIN
RP- Brian Fuentes- LAA
UP- Jerry Hairston Jr.- SD
P- Nick Masset- CIN
C- Jorge Posada- NYY
P- Johnny Cueto- CIN
P- Justin Duchscherer- OAK
OF- Jermaine Dye- CWS
P- Jeremy Affeldt- SF
OF- Drew Stubbs- CIN
3B- Scott Rolen- CIN
C- A.J. Pierzynski- CWS

I think I did pretty good. 12 teams in draft. Thoughts?

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Scrap Irony
02-14-2010, 05:57 PM
5x5 league?

Dom Heffner
02-14-2010, 06:12 PM
Was Chone Figgins your fourth pick?

redsfandan
02-14-2010, 06:28 PM
Since this was your first mock ever and I think you're new to fantasy baseball I'm giving ya a pass. You did pretty good. But the more mocks you do the better. Problems in your draft: not enough power, big dropoff after your two top starting pitchers, you need another closer, and too many of those players shouldn't be drafted in a 12 team mlb draft. But for your first time you did alright. You just need more practice.

Redsfan320
02-14-2010, 08:56 PM
5x5 league?


Was Chone Figgins your fourth pick?

Yes, and yes. They're in the order that I picked them. I liked his BA.

Some other info about it: Technically it was 2 SP, 2 RP, and 4 just plain Ps of any

sort.

Also, one player for each position, 2 UPs, and 5 bench slots that a pitcher or

position player could fill.

MY BIGGEST PROBLEM: I started out heavily with power: Mauer, Votto, then after those 2 thought: "Hey, I need to get some contact/speed hitters now." Then I went too far with that.

Thanks for the advice, rfd.

EDIT: Also, I was drafting 5th in a snake draft.

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Tornon
02-15-2010, 08:25 PM
One piece of advice I would throw out there, I wouldn't draft relievers other than closers unless they have a real shot at becoming the closer at some point (unless of course you're in a league that counts holds). I would stay away from the likes of Masset & Affeldt

Redsfan320
02-15-2010, 09:46 PM
Just did an auction draft... total bust. Spent nearly every penny on an all-star lineup and was left with $13 for all my utility, bench, and pitchers. Except Lincecum, who I spent $44 on. Then

quit to check here and go watch 24. Certainly wasn't worth staying for. Could've only spent exactly $1 on every player left.

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Stephenk29
02-18-2010, 08:51 PM
Big advice for new players, don't fall in love with your hometown players.