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AL LABR Results

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Here is the AL LABR team drafted by Chris Liss of Rotowire.

Pos Player $
C Matt Wieters 13
C Jorge Posada 11
1B Billy Butler 13
2B Chris Getz 2
3B Joe Crede 6
SS Derek Jeter 24
CI Chris Shelton 1
MI Erick Aybar 5
OF Josh Hamilton 33
OF B.J. Upton 31
OF Bobby Abreu 21
OF Jerry Owens 3
OF Ryan Freel 2
UT Gary Sheffield 4
P Mariano Rivera 26
P Cliff Lee 16
P A.J. Burnett 17
P Jon Lester 16
P Chien-Ming Wang 11
P Rick Porcello 2
P Aaron Laffey 1
P Miguel Batista 1
P Matt Clement 1
B Pedro Martinez R
B Josh Barfield R
B Sean Rodriguez R
B German Duran R
B Eddie Guardado R
B Nolan Reimold R 

My impressions are generally positive.  This looks like a much better balanced roster than the one drafted by Derek McCarty in the NL LABR:

  • Matt Wieters for $13 will turn out to be a bargain if Wieters plays 2/3s of the season.
  • Derek Jeter at $24?
  • Chris Shelton, Jerry Owens and Chris Getz are excellent low salary/high reward players.  As is Gary Sheffield at $4?!?!?!?
  • He has the solid foundation of pitching to take gambles on undrafted SP and emergin closers.  As a matter of fact, he has the freedom to go all Phil Coke on his pitching staff.