Archie Bradley (w/Joe Garagiola) headlined the best draft in my 20-team dynasty league. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
I'm not sure that anyone wants to hear about this draft anymore. Especially after I threw down 3,600+ words on Round 4. Which begs the question...Do I need to challenge Mike Gallagher to contest to see who could write longer articles? We need not beg for an answer though...No. No, such a thing would produce a winner in name only. Back to the topic at hand, I have persevered through your likely disinterest to produce a fifth and final post on my 20 team dynasty league's minor league draft. This will mainly be a review of each team's haul and I'll throw out some guys that I thought should have been picked but weren't. I'd also love to hear who you all think did the best job of drafting, both overall and respective to their draft position, and who should have been picked as well. If you'd like to get down with the sickness that is my expanded thoughts on rounds 1-4, click here, here, here and here, you disturbed person, you.
Team 6 - Bubba Starling, Will Middlebrooks, CJ Cron, Alex Meyer
Team 7 - Francisco Lindor, Mikie Mahtook, Zach Cone, Sean Gilmartin
Team 8 - Archie Bradley, Cheslor Cuthbert, Garin Cecchini, Dante Bichette Jr
Team 12 - Travis D'Arnaud, Blake Swihart, Brandon Jacobs, Yordano Ventura
Team 16 - Javier Baez, Jonathan Schoop, Tyrell Jenkins, Jordan Akins
Team 17 - James Paxton, Matt Harvey, Corey Spangenberg, Vincent Catricala
Team 19 - Jorge Soler, Noah Syndergaard, Dillon Howard, Adonys Cardona
Team 20 - Jake Marisnick, Trevor May, Justin Nicolino, Andrelton Simmons
I think I've made it clear I'm not into the whole brevity thing duderinos, but I'll do my best to keep this short.
Best Overall Draft: Team 8 had three great selections and Dante Bichette Jr. That's not to say I don't like Dante, but he's not on the level of the other three right now, but was still a very solid choice. Close second -
Most Upside: Team 16 took it for me in terms of upside. If Baez can stick at SS... if Schoop's power keeps developing...If Jenkins takes the next step...If Akins puts it ALL together. SO many if's there but my goodness what potential. Close second: Team 5 - I just really love those arms.
Guys I thought deserved to be picked: Allen Webster, Robbie Grossman, Aaron Sanchez, Neil Ramirez, John Hellweg, Tyler Pastornicky (just due to big league proximity), Christian Villanueva, Jose Fernandez
Now it's your turn. Whose draft did you like most? Least? Was there one pick that blew you away in a good or bad way? Let us know in the comments.