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Anatomy of a Fantasy Draft part 2: The update


You can see the previous post here about my crap team from last year in a keeper league.  I figured I owed you guys an update.  Here goes:

I was forced to toss Tsuyoshi back in the pot since he does not have MLB eligibility and is still considered a rookie.  I replaced him with Johan Santana, who I still think will give me very above average stats for half the year and allow me to bring up Jennings or Chisenhall or Wallace or whoever I draft who will break camp with the team this year (hopefully Tsuyoshi if I can get him). 

I had to wait 18 more picks to get to the next round for me, and still needed a middle infield spot, another starter, or whoever.  Jurrjens was still on the board, but people are scared off by his knee injury, so I think I could wait on him.  I had to fill that MI spot this time around, and Ryan Rayburn was already gone.  So I went with Yunel Escobar's production in Toronto.  He won't steal bases or hit for power, but he will score a lot of runs in that Toronto lineup with a AVE that won't kill me. 

My next pick, I decided to go with a guy who has potential to be a keeper in Ike Davis.  The mets aren't in the best park, but Davis is young, strong, and will be a decent guy for my bench/UTIL spot if I get injuries.

18 more picks later, and there is Jurrjens still sitting there.  So I snapped him up.  I realized that my team did not have much speed, but I also realized that I could use another outfielder or 2.  So Coco Crisp was my next pick.  The A's run a lot more than they used to, and Coco had 32 steals in his 99 chances with being on base on 1st or second (Walks + Hits - 3Bs - HRs).  This pace is ridiculous (1 steal every 9 PAs), but a 45+ season is not out of the realm of possibility IF he gets 450 PAs by staying healthy. 

Now I'm filling up my bench.  I could use another MI, another C (Posada is still on the board), another OF, and a couple more starters and possible save vultures, but I'm thinking so far I'm out of the basement and back in to middle of the pack.

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