Since participating in Wednesday night's mock draft, I have been paying attention to other mock drafts to see how well I did relative to those drafts. I reviewed the Big Board by Brandon Funsten at Yahoo!, and a mock draft consisting of all the MSM fantasy sitesreported by Roger Rotter on FOXSports.com and compared them to what I did through the first 5 rounds.
Why just the first five? Because the mock I participated in was not the standard 12-team 5x5. It had many fewer hitting slots (9 vs 13). There was also the consideration that Brandon Funsten's big Board only ranked the Top 50 which happens to be the exact number of players selected through the first five rounds in my mock draft. I also worked under the assumption that strategy for all mixed leagues is basically the same through those first five rounds. I'd like to hear whether you think that assumption is a valid one.
|Fake Teams||FOXSports||Yahoo! BigBoard|
|5||Ryan Howard||1B||Ryan Howard||1B||Ryan Howard||1B|
|15||Carlos Lee||OF||Lance Berkman||1B/OF||Manny Ramirez||OF|
|25||Grady Sizemore||OF||Grady Sizemore||OF||Chris Carpenter||SP|
|35||Rafael Furcal||SS||Derrek Lee||1B||Garrett Atkins||3B|
|45||Ryan Zimmerman||3B||Paul Konerko||1B||Carlos Zambrano||SP|
Howard at #5 seems to be fair value. As is Sizemore at #25. What isn't clear from the above table is how my other three choices faired.
The next table shows where each of the player I selected was taken/ranked in the other two drafts. The Big Board also included the results from two mock drafts. Those are titled Y!A1 and Y!A2.