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First-time snake draft - was I charmed or bitten?

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:

 

C Suzuki

1 Adrian Gonzalez

2 Scott Sizemore

ss Reyes

3b Arod

of Cruz

of Carlos Gonzalez

of Borbon

u Reynolds

u Guerrero

bench - Ordonez, Snider, Everth Cabrea (Reyes insurance), Kyle Blanks

P Kershaw

P Vasquez

P B. Anderson

P J Sanchez

P M Latos

P Matusz

P R. Soriano

P Aardsma

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. 

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