First let me say, I had a blast with this like the rest of you. I mentioned before we started that I was chicken, but I wanted to do it. It's just that I've never looked at the draft as a "GM" before. It's kind of overwhelming, really. I had no real clue what I was doing. But, I learned a lot, and that means something to me.
For next year, I want to start now preparing now. And I think I'd like to stick with the Astros. I'd like this year's participants to have the right to keep their same team for next year. If they want. Or we can "reserve" teams now. It'd be fun to pick your team without knowing it's draft position. Lots of ideas floating in my head right now. Maybe I need them to gel a while.
Kyle McCulloch, rhp, Texas
I kind of grabbed him because he was the highest college pitcher on the board, AND he was from Texas. If it had just been me, I might have selected Jeffress, rhp, HS, but every source kept saying Astros = college pitching.
Others I considered: Sinkbeil (because I've heard the Astros like him), David Huff, and Matt Antonelli. I wanted to pick from the last two, but changed my mind at the last minute.
Round 2: Stephen King, ss, HS
This was a funny pick. I had sent OBM a list of 9 players before I left. He was on the list as a "watch and see" but I expected him to be gone before.
Funny thing, Cardenas was on my intial list for second round, and Sulentic would have been too, except chili took him before I got down that far.
I had some of the left pitchers on that list too, like Zach Britton, Jeff Locke, and Brandon Belt.
Others on the list were Sean Watson and Max Sapp, who I knew were in Houston last week for workouts.
Round 3 was pretty much a crap shoot. Kind of glad to be able to take an Arizona Wildcat in Brad Mills, lhp, AZ
. Others I had on the list must have been taken: Evarts and Goglan.
On the Astros "real" draft, btw, I read that they'd like to get a power bat for a corner position if the right one becomes available in the right round. Whatever that means.
Gosh, long post. Sorry. But it's been fun.