The first of two fantasy baseball drafts among some of the regulars at this site happened tonight, so I thought I would give a wrap-up.
Do you remember when I asked a few weeks back, who you thought would be the first pick in the draft, now that ARod and Pedro aren’t automatics. Well, surprisingly no one mentioned the initial pick of our draft, Ben Sheets. No sheet. The fabulously monikered team, The Josh Booty Experience, was first and chose Mr. Sheets. After this “inspired” choice, the first round settled into a more typical order of Santana, Pujols, ARod, Bonds, Rolen, Ramirez, Guerrero, Big Unit, Tejada, Helton, Prior, Beltre, Thome, Beltran, and Chavez. (16 team, SABR scoring league)
Risking the hatred of the rest of the league, I will breakdown the best pick from each round. I’m doing this by just looking at the names listed, so I’m sure I’m off on a couple of these.
2nd Round- Travis Hafner (30th pick) 3rd Round- Gary Sheffield (40th)
4th Round- Michael Young (55th) 5th Round- Roger Clemens (68th)
6th Round- Carlos Guillen (89th) 7th Round- Larry Walker (111th)
8th Round- Lance Berkman (118th) 9th Round- Austin Kearns (138th)
10th Round- Mike Mussina (147th) 11th Round- Jeff Weaver (167th)
12th Round- Jon Lieber (183rd) 13th Round- Richard Hidalgo (197th)
14th Round- Trot Nixon (213th) 15th Round- Erubiel Durazo (226th)
16th Round- Hee Sop Choi (251st) 17th Round- Cliff Lee (264th)
18th Round- Kip Wells (283rd) 19th Round- Jeremy Reed (297th)
20th Round- Scott Hatteberg (308th) 21st Round- Joe Crede (327th)
22nd Round- Todd Walker(340th) 23rd Round- John Buck (365th)