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Drafting Ninth

I used a random number generator and snagged the ninth pick in my own mock draft.  This is a simulation I did with a spreadsheet.  Here's a stab at my perfect-world team, using Mock Draft Central's ADP data as a guideline.  Round is in parentheses.  (League: 12 team mixed.)

C - Geovany Soto (6)
C - Mike Napoli (16)
1B - Chris Davis (7)
2B - Chase Utley (2)
SS - Jimmy Rollins (1)
3B - Edwin Encarnacion (10)
CI - Alex Gordon (14)
MI - Mark DeRosa (15)
OF - Nick Markakis (3)
OF - Alex Rios (4)
OF - Bobby Abreu (5)
OF - Torii Hunter (9)
OF - Colby Rasmus (21)
DH - Daniel Murphy (23)
 
SP - Ervin Santana (8)
SP - Adam Wainwright (11)
SP - Javier Vazquez (12)
SP - Aaron Harang (13)
SP - Gil Meche (18)
SP - Hiroki Kuroda (20)
SP - Todd Wellemeyer (22)
RP - Trevor Hoffman (19)
RP - Joey Devine (17)
 
Bn - Fernando Rodney (24)
Bn - Aaron Heilman (25)
Bn - David Bush (26)

I haven't thrown out the pitching benchmarks yet, so let's just take a look at the offense for now.  The projected totals of the starters:

  • .281 AVG
  • 284 HR
  • 1113 RBI
  • 1155 R
  • 177 SBs

A reminder of our benchmarks:

  • .283 AVG
  • 285 HR
  • 1111 RBI
  • 1154 R
  • 175 SBs

I'm honestly really surprised my team projected so close to the benchmarks.  I didn't tabulate a thing as I did my little mock draft - just picked guys I liked and went round-by-round, tying to maintain balance.  Nice group though.

We'll look at the pitching staff more later, but I love my rotation.  Weak on saves, but my teams are always that way coming out of the draft.


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