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    My first mock draft...

    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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    Re: My first mock draft...

    5x5 league?
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    Re: My first mock draft...

    Was Chone Figgins your fourth pick?
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    Re: My first mock draft...

    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.
    Last edited by redsfandan; 02-14-2010 at 05:32 PM.
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    Re: My first mock draft...

    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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    Re: My first mock draft...

    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

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    Re: My first mock draft...

    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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    Re: My first mock draft...

    Big advice for new players, don't fall in love with your hometown players.
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