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Monday 23rd Oct 2017

The other day, I did indeed participate in the FSTA Experts Draft, and in our blog piece, reader Mickey4081 speculated on what the first round picks would be.

Now, it is always fun and interesting, and, for the most part, ADP means nothing. It is selecting the right combination of player parts to be competitive that is important, meaning taking Cody Ross in the 19th round, when he pops 17 homers and knocks in 70 is as significant as taking Albert Pujols first when he provides 40 homers and 115 RBI.

Actually, such a Ross contribution would be more important, because we expect Albert to produce, but Cody's numbers and fate are more speculative.

Anyway, below are Mickey4081's guesses, and who actually was drafted, when and where. And, of course, if you have an opinion on who belongs in the first round, we would like to hear it.  Although if you have insight to the 19th round, I would be as, if not more interested in that!


Albert Pujols/Albert Pujols

Ryan Braun/Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez/Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera/Troy Tulowitzki

Carlos Gonzalez/Joey Votto

Evan Longoria/Evan Longoria

Carl Crawford/Ryan Braun

Troy Tulowitzki/Carl Crawford

David Wright/Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano/Carlos Gonzalez

Joey Votto/Adrian Gonzalez

Chase Utley/David Wright

Alex Rodriguez/Chase Utley



0 #3 Dale Brown 2011-01-31 20:24
Think Small, Miss Small. :lol:
0 #2 Dale Brown 2011-01-31 20:24
I hate seeing ESPN drafts, they are all about the 5x5 12 team leagues...no indepth thought really needed. Lets see them do a 7x7 20 team league with over 400 players drafted....it really makes those Cody Ross picks stand out...u can't waste a single pick or you will be losing all season.
0 #1 Dan Hayes 2011-01-26 10:50
Here is another recent mock draft done over at espn.... Halladay and Gonzalez go before Braun here with Cargo, Cano and Holliday rounding out the first 13 players taken.

Pick Overall By Player
1 1 Karabell Albert Pujols, 1B, StL
2 2 Grey Hanley Ramirez, SS, Fla
3 3 Quinscomb Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Det
4 4 Berry Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Col
5 5 Cwalinski Evan Longoria, 3B, TB
6 6 Hunter Carl Crawford, OF, Bos
7 7 Mass Roy Halladay, SP, Phi
8 8 Harris Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Bos
9 9 Ravitz David Wright, 3B, NYM
10 10 Roberts Ryan Braun, OF,

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