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2010 NL LABR Draft Results: THT's Team Carty

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After posting several articles on the draft results for some of the AL and NL participants in last weekend's LABR experts drafts, I decided to email The Hardball Times' Derek Carty yesterday, and he kindly responded that he had posted his draft results on The Hardball Times site. Derek became the youngest owner to win the NL LABR title in 2009, in his first year in the league.

Here is Derek's team, following by my comments:

LABR NL 2010 — Team Carty


C: Gregg Zaun - $4
C: Nick Hundley - $3
1B: Prince Fielder - $37
2B: Ian Stewart - $22
3B: Andy LaRoche - $10
SS: Ronny Cedeno - $3
CI: Adam LaRoche - $24
MI: Adam Kennedy - $9
OF: Jay Bruce - $23
OF: Elijah Dukes - $20
OF: Ryan Ludwick - $18
OF: Kosuke Fukudome - $6
OF: Angel Pagan - $2
UT: Jeff Clement - $8

P: Ricky Nolasco - $26
P: Joe Blanton - $10
P: Clayton Richard - $8
P: Francisco Rodriguez - $16
P: Takashi Saito - $4
P: Pedro Feliciano - $3
P: Joe Thatcher - $1
P: Kiko Calero - $1
P: John Smoltz - $1
P: Edinson Volquez - $1

RSV: Chien-Ming Wang (SP)
RSV: Kevin Hart (SP)
RSV: Livan Hernandez (SP)
RSV: Fernando Nieve (SP)
RSV: Carlos Silva (SP)
RSV: Brian Moehler (SP)

Derek spent $189 on offense and $71 on pitching. He drafted several upside or post hype picks with Andy LaRoche, Jay Bruce and Elijah Dukes, although I am not sure I would have paid that much for Dukes or Kennedy, but we don't know who was left when he spent $18 on Dukes. But one thing he did do was draft guys who will play almost everyday and get alot of at bats. Other teams I have reviewed drafted several prospects who probably won't see any playing time till June. Not so with Carty's team.

Derek also drafted only 3 starting pitchers, well, 4 including Volquez, but when he returns is anyone's guess. But he did draft several late round pitchers in the reserve round. He also drafted a couple guys in Saito and Smoltz who could see some save opportunities in 2010. I have Smoltz in the UBA league and am hoping he signs with a team where he can close-think St. Louis or Philadelphia.