2008 Fake Teams Fantasy Baseball Mock Draft

Sunday night, I had the pleasure of participating in a mock draft with a number of fantasy bloggers for Seamless Baseball's 2008 fantasy guide. My fellow experts were:

1. Pete Abbate and Zach Piso of Rotonomics
2. Bob Taylor of Fantasy Hurler
3. Brad Stewart of MLB Front Office
4. Tim McLeod of RotoRob
5. David Chase of Brock for Broglio
6. Tony in Hitchin of Fantasy Baseball Mafia
7. Knox Bardeen of Crooked Pitch
8. three Seamless goons from Seamless Baseball

The draft was held on Mock Draft Central. Each team needed a 23-man roster (2 C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, 5 OF, UT, 9 P), and 20 games played were required for a player to have eligibility at a position.

I have been asked to answer six questions about my draft and could use your help with them. Here are the questions followed by my roster and a link to the draft grid. Obviously, some will be harder for anyone outside my head to answer, but you could guess anyways. To help, I had the 3rd overall pick, and I rearranged the players into the positions rathert than presenting them in the order in which I took them.

Questions:
1. Your first round pick: Skill, luck or fate?
2. What was your draft strategy?
3. Would you do anything differently?
4. Your best pick?
5. Your worst pick?
6. If this league were being played out, how would you look to improve your team?

My Draft:

Pos Name Team Pick
C Jason Varitek BOS R19
C Ryan Doumit PIT R23
1B Carlos Pena TB R5
2B Rickie Weeks MIL R9
SS Hanley Ramirez FLA R1
3B Ryan Zimmerman WAS R6
CR Todd Helton COL R12
MM Miguel Tejada HOU R7
OF Ichiro Suzuki SEA R2
OF Carlos Lee HOU R3
OF Jeff Francoeur ATL R8
OF Jose Guillen KC R18
OF Cameron Maybin FLA R20
DH Carlos Gomez MIN R21
SP Josh Beckett BOS R4
SP A.J. Burnett TOR R10
SP Chad Billingsley LA R13
SP Ian Snell PIT R14
SP Oliver Perez NYM R15
RP Manuel Corpas COL R11
RP Joba Chamberlain NYY R16
RP Eric Gagne MIL R17
RP Jeremy Accardo TOR R22

Link to Draft Grid.

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