NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Jesus Montero #63 of the New York Yankees watches his two run single in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles on September 7, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
Before we get to the results for Round 6 of the Fake Teams Dynasty League, here are links to the first five rounds:
Round 6 - $7 - 2 Years
Toronto Blue Jays - Joe Mauer - C - Minnesota Twins
Los Angeles Dodgers - Brandon Phillips - 2B - Cincinnati Reds
Bronx Bombers - Alex Avila - C - Detroit Tigers
Texas Rangers -Alex Rodriguez - 3B - New York Yankees
New York Mets - Jamie Shields - SP - Tampa Bay Rays
Boston Red Sox - Miguel Montero - C - Arizona Diamondbacks
Fake Teams - Jesus Montero - C/DH - New York Yankees
Miami Marlins - Michael Bourn - OF - Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves - Jimmy Rollins - SS - Free Agent
Carl Winslows - Ryan Howard - 1B - Philadelphia Phillies
Tampa Bay Rays - Mat Latos - SP - San Diego Padres
Anaheim Angels - Jason Kipnis - 2B - Cleveland Indians
Brooklyn Nets - Paul Konerko - 1B - Chicago White Sox
Arizona Diamondbacks - Josh Johnson - SP - Miami Marlins
Colorado Rockies - Adam Jones - OF - Baltimore Orioles
Oakland Athletics - Mariano Rivera - RP - New York Yankees
My analysis of Round 6 after the jump:
I selected Jesus Montero in the 6th round, even though I can only keep him for 2 years at $7. I would have preferred to draft him in the 7th round, where I would get him for $6 for 5 years, but am sure he would have been selected before my next pick. I am taking a chance that he will be eligible at catcher in 2012, and I don't know why he wouldn't as he was a catcher throughout his minor league career, and should catch at least 10 games in 2012.
I think I mentioned in the Round 5 article, that the Blue Jays are cornering the market for catchers, as he drafted Matt Wieters in the 5th round, and Mauer in the 6th. His choices probably caused other owners, including me, to focus on catcher in this round. I actually thought about taking Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco here, but thought he could fall to me in the 7th round, but that was wishful thinking, as he was selected before my pick came up.
Before selecting Montero, I also thought about drafting Mat Latos, Jason Kipnis and Josh Johnson, so I was not the only one looking at them, I see. Looking back, maybe I should have drafted a pitcher here, as the contract is for only two years.
I like the Rangers choice of Alex Rodriguez in this round, as he could bounce back after a down power year in 2011, and if he doesn't, the contract is only for two years.
I have to say it is getting more difficult to make a pick as each round is completed, as this is my first 16 team league draft. I am used to 10 or 12 team leagues, so the talent pool thins out much quicker in deeper leagues.