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    Drafting Preferences - A Look Back at Personal History

    The rules: I identify the day of the draft the two or three players I want the most. In order to be eligible, the player had to be available within three picks before the Reds chose or was available at the time they chose. Here's a look back at how I did vs. the Reds in the post-JimBo era:

    2004 Homer Bailey
    I wanted: Homer Bailey, Jeremy Sowers or Jered Weaver
    Best Player: Jered Weaver

    2005 Jay Bruce
    I wanted: Cameron Maybin or Jay Bruce (although I really liked Maybin)
    Best Player: Jay Bruce

    2006 Drew Stubbs
    I wanted: Andrew Miller, Clayton Kershaw or Tim Lincecum
    Best Player: Clayton Kershaw

    2007 Devin Mesoraco
    I wanted: Jason Heyward, Rick Porcello or Matt Dominguez
    Best Player: Jason Heyward

    2008 Yonder Alonso
    I wanted: Brian Matusz, Justin Smoak or Gordon Beckham
    Best Player: Yonder Alonso

    2009 Mike Leake
    I wanted: Tyler Matzek, Grant Green or Aaron Crow
    Best Player: Mike Leake (or better yet, Mike Trout!)

    2010 Yasmani Grandal
    I wanted: Yasmani Grandal, Chris Sale or Josh Sale
    Best Player: Chris Sale (at this point)

    2011 Robert Stephenson
    I wanted: Daniel Norris, Taylor Guerreri or Robert Stephenson
    Best Player: ??

    2012 Nick Travieso
    I wanted: Courtney Hawkins or Lucas Gioloto
    Best Player: ??

    Looks like the Reds know what they're doing a little bit better than I do- at least certainly in '05, '08 and '09. Who knew? In fact so far, there hasn't been a time where the Reds passed on my first choice and he turned out to be the best choice.* Let's hope that trend continues in '11 (Stephenson over Norris) and '12 (Travieso over Gioloto).

    How about you? Any particular picks you liked/didn't like at the time? Be honest!

    *Although I liked Heyward much better than Mesoraco at the time, he was taken just before the Reds picked in '07 so the Reds technically didn't pass on "my guy"/the better player. Ditto for Kershaw in '06, although Miller was the guy I really liked in that draft. The Sales and Grandal were too close to call for me in 2010, so I won't count that as "I knew better."
    Last edited by Benihana; 02-10-2013 at 02:46 PM.
    Go BLUE!!!


    Gallen5862 (02-10-2013)

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