2009 Media Bashers…
That would be the name of my fantasy team by the way….
Was slotted first, ten team league, snake draft…
Avg/R/HR/RBI/SB for offense, W/S/K/ERA/WHIP for pitchers
1) (1)Hanley Ramirez SS This scoring system, this player? Other than Reyes scores across the board at this position as well or better than anyone else
2 (20)Brian McCann C Another guy that gives a positional edge over 90+% of the league
3 (21)Jon Papelbon RP What’s not to like?
4 (40)Felix Hernandez SP I think this is the year it all comes together. Polished 4 pitch guy
5 (41)Kevin Youkilis 1B The homers were no fluke. 41st pick nets me a 4 category guy…
6 (60)Matt Kemp OF Didn’t know a ton about him until the research started, then surprised he was still there…
7 (61)Brad Lidge RP Lidge/Papelbon? Oh my…
8 (80)Ichiro OF With the offense already in place is going to help tons in 3 categories….
9 (81)Chris Carpenter SP I believe he’s fixed (and if he is he’s a 1st or 2nd rounder), 1st outing backs that up…
10 (100) Chipper Jones 3B I think one of the steals of the draft. Too many people think he’s past being good, I’m not one of them
11 (101)Andre Either OF Hate having 2 guys in the same lineup, but both have potential to boost multiple categories
12 (120)Joba Chamberlain P Going to put up good to great K/ERA/WHIP and possibly wins as well
13 (121)Jermaine Dye OF Needed a huge assist in the HR department and hoping he helps me there
14 (140)Heath Bell RP another closer, could be a sick bullpen
15 (141)Chris Young SP Wins will suffer, but great ball park, will give me WHIP, ERA and some K’s
16 (160)Erik Bedard SP Could be a HUGE steal if he’s healthy
17 (161)Clayton Kershaw SP Took a flier. Stuff is unquestionable
18 (180)Howie Kendrick 2B needed best multi-category guy I could find at 2B, almost went with Aviles but used personal experience to make this pick…
19 (181)Shin-Soo Choo OF could be another huge steal if he gets off on a good note and stays consistent
20 (200)Todd Helton 1B Personal memory killed me here. In addition to being the last hitter I ever faced, I just can’t see him not being an awesome offensive player (so awesome I moved him for Adam Lind 30 minutes after the draft)
21 (201) JJ Putz RP nice filler for the pen and the occasional save along with great WHIP seemed appealing (until I moved him after the draft for Grant Balfour)
Players I wanted and missed by a pick Greinke, Oswalt, Capps, Bonifacio, . Players I had on list but didn’t take at the end, Werth, Burrell, Verlander, Hoffman.