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Written by Perry Van Hook   
Monday, 23 January 2012 00:00

Having looked at all the positions for the projected top performers, let’s now take a look at round one of real money drafts to see where players actually put them on their rosters.

The two drafts are from fifteen team, 5X5, mixed leagues. One drafted in December and one this month.

Here is the earlier one

spot

Player

Pos

tm

1.01

Matt Kemp

OF

LAD

1.02

Troy Tulowitzki

SS

COL

1.03

Albert Pujols

1B

FA

1.04

Adrian Gonzalez

1B

BOS

1.05

Miguel Cabrera

1B

DET

1.06

Jose Bautista

3B

TOR

1.07

Joey Votto

1B

CIN

1.08

Hanley Ramirez

SS

MIA

1.09

Prince Fielder

1B

FA

1.10

Jacoby Ellsbury

OF

BOS

1.11

Robinson Cano

2B

NYY

1.12

Carlos Gonzalez

OF

COL

1.13

Curtis Granderson

OF

NYY

1.14

Ian Kinsler

2B

TEX

1.15

Dustin Pedroia

2B

BOS

 

A few observations

  • Heavy on the STUD first basemen as you would expect
  • Pujols was a free agent at the time drafted, obviously signing with the Angels since
  • Sorry, I know this is popular with my brethren in the FB writing community, but Tulowitzki is not a top five pick – barely a top ten player for me
  • Correctly, there are NO pitchers in this first round
  • Hanley Ramirez does not belong in the first round, but…..

Now let’s see the differences a month later with almost the same group:

spot

Player

Pos

Tm

1.01

Albert Pujols

1B

LAA

1.02

Troy Tulowitzki

SS

COL

1.03

Matt Kemp

OF

LAD

1.04

Miguel Cabrera

1B

DET

1.05

Adrian Gonzalez

1B

BOS

1.06

Joey Votto

1B

CIN

1.07

Robinson Cano

2B

NYY

1.08

Prince Fielder

1B

FA

1.09

Jacoby Ellsbury

OF

BOS

1.10

Jose Bautista

3B

TOR

1.11

Carlos Gonzalez

OF

COL

1.12

Hanley Ramirez

SS

MIA

1.13

Evan Longoria

3B

TB

1.14

Justin Upton

OF

AZ

1.15

Jose Reyes

SS

MIA

 

Thoughts here and comparisons:

  • Bottom three spots are the only changes and the three from first one were first three off the board in this later second round
  • Upton certainly has the upside but you are paying for all of it in the first round
  • Personally, I don’t really think Reyes is a first rounder (but yes, it does take care of SB at a weak position)

Questions?

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:17
 

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