I completed my first home league draft last night, a 30 round, 10 team, NL-Only redraft league. I went into the draft targeting 4 guys in the first 4 rounds, and got 3 of them. But, I think I could have gotten all 4 if I played my cards right.
My draft results after the jump:
I picked 7th in this 10 team draft, and here is how my draft went:
1-Matt Kemp-David Wright and Roy Halladay went right after my pick
3-Clayton Kershaw-I think I could have gotten him in the 4th round. I talked all week about taking Chris Young here, and did not.
4-Drew Stubbs-since I didn't get Young, I picked Stubbs over Jay Bruce and Mike Stanton
12-Ty Wigginton-I think he will get more ABs than Helton and Stewart, and will play both corner infield and outfield spots.
18-Brad Emaus-at SS!! CBS Sportsline listed him as a SS.
25-Ramon Hernandez-one catcher league, need a backup
26-David Hernandez-is he the backup closer in Arizona?
27-Matt Lindstrom-backup closer in Colorado?
28-Kyle Blanks-does he start at 1B when SD is out of the race?
29- Jarrod Parker-could help this year
30-Jerry Sands-could he be starting in LF this year?
I am still steaming over not picking Chris Young in the 3rd round, but Kershaw is no slouch. I have plenty of speed with Kemp, McCutchen, Tabata and Stubbs. I might be a little light in the RBI department, but I think guys like Wigginton, Lopez and DeRosa could provide some pop this year.
I need another closer, but wonder how long Burnett will hold down the job in Washington.
Some early picks:
Buster Posey-drafted in 2nd round, #16 overall
Jason Heyward-2nd round, #15 overall
Matt Kemp-to me, 7th overall
Jimmy Rollins-3rd round
Pedro Alvarez-last pick of 4th round
Angel Pagan-4th round, #39 overall
Chase Utley-2nd pick, 7th round