I am a veteran of auction leagues, American-League only, with 12 owners, a 23-man roster and a 17-man reserve. But Sunday I waded into my first snake draft and mixed-league at that, with 15 teams, which makes talent a lot more scarce than 8, 10 or even 12 team auctions. Here's my team:
bench - Ordonez, Snider, Everth Cabrea (Reyes insurance), Kyle Blanks
P B. Anderson
P J Sanchez
P M Latos
P R. Soriano
bench - Chris Young (will pitch him when he plays at home in San Diego)
On offense I have a lot of power and a fair amount of speed -- I took a risk on Reyes in the 4th round. I'm a bit concerned about batting average so I took Ordonez for the bench since he will hit for average if nothing else.
My pitchers should rack up the K's -- all are strikeout pitcher. I went with youth, which means they have high ceilings but also lower floors. Aardsma and Soriano both pose some risk (commnd for one. injury for the other) but if they close all year their clubs will produce a ton of save chances. Young was a fun pick -- awful on the road but dominating at home because of his park.
How did I do in my first snake draft (15-teams, mixes league) ?
You should stick to auction leagues - your team sucks (3 votes)
Middle of the road (13 votes)
Start icing the champagne -- you're a contender (10 votes)
26 total votes