One more mock draft

…and then I’m taking a break until the 411 Listener League draft on Thursday night.

Tonight I participated in the FantasyBaseballMafia.com mock draft, picking out of the #2 spot, and  thanks to Tony in Jacksonville for inviting me. The complete draft results are here:

http://www.mockdraftcentral.com/draft.jsp?id=64944&view=all

And here are the projected standings:

http://www2.mockdraftcentral.com/drafts/64944/projections

For contrast, here are the projected standings using my projected stats (yes, which do account for Lackey missing 3-4 starts; I have him at 180.0 IP):

 

RK TEAM PTS AVG R HR RBI SB ERA W SV SO WHIP
1 Schwartzstops 87.0 .2885 1162 299 1144 191 3.495 87 107 1061 1.246
2 Matt Lutovsky — SN 77.5 .2826 1137 312 1196 90 3.598 98 101 1202 1.231
3 Neighbor Steve 73.5 .2857 1171 313 1133 172 3.743 88 96 1072 1.252
4 Evan Dickens (Wire Tap) 70.0 .2819 1100 285 1095 157 3.420 89 111 1129 1.244
5 Chris From League 17 68.5 .2797 1183 319 1166 174 3.869 86 95 1106 1.297
6 Tony in Jacksonville 65.5 .2903 1183 284 1134 157 3.588 72 96 1016 1.253
7 BillBender_SN 65.0 .2867 1158 276 1071 148 3.566 107 64 1210 1.251
8 Darryl Houston Smith 62.5 .2862 1146 269 1095 169 3.313 85 89 992 1.208
9 The Fantasy Man 56.0 .2798 1140 281 1043 216 3.702 100 68 1273 1.303
10 Kid Cushing 53.0 .2872 1138 296 1147 156 3.736 80 87 1048 1.284
11 Rocco… League 24 52.0 .2907 1209 308 1168 116 3.991 74 49 946 1.333
12 Chris in NorCal 49.5 .2846 1137 297 1124 144 3.642 81 86 1112 1.274
RK TEAM PTS AVG R HR RBI SB ERA W SV SO WHIP
1 Schwartzstops 87.0 10.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 11.0 10.0 7.0 11.0 5.0 9.0
2 Matt Lutovsky — SN 77.5 4.0 2.5 10.0 12.0 1.0 7.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 11.0
3 Neighbor Steve 73.5 6.0 9.0 11.0 6.0 9.0 3.0 8.0 8.5 6.0 7.0
4 Evan Dickens (Wire Tap) 70.0 3.0 1.0 5.0 3.5 6.5 11.0 9.0 12.0 9.0 10.0
5 Chris From League 17 68.5 1.0 10.5 12.0 10.0 10.0 2.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 3.0
6 Tony in Jacksonville 65.5 11.0 10.5 4.0 7.0 6.5 8.0 1.0 8.5 3.0 6.0
7 BillBender_SN 65.0 8.0 7.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 9.0 12.0 2.0 11.0 8.0
8 Darryl Houston Smith 62.5 7.0 6.0 1.0 3.5 8.0 12.0 5.0 6.0 2.0 12.0
9 The Fantasy Man 56.0 2.0 5.0 3.0 1.0 12.0 5.0 11.0 3.0 12.0 2.0
10 Kid Cushing 53.0 9.0 4.0 6.0 9.0 5.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 4.0
11 Rocco… League 24 52.0 12.0 12.0 9.0 11.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
12 Chris in NorCal 49.5 5.0 2.5 7.0 5.0 3.0 6.0 4.0 4.0 8.0 5.0

What’s interesting about this isn’t necessarily the difference in the projected standings, which is to be expected since I’m sure my projected stats are those being used by the mdc.com system. And, clearly Matt L. and I had the best teams anyway. :-)

What’s clear about this is how much easier it is to build a great team in a 12-team league than it is in a 15-team league, which I found out the hard way in NFBC yesterday. So folks, please understand if I’m less than enthused about answering questions about 8-team or 10-team leagues… they are not really that challenging. But, I promise to try and be nice, you never know when it might be a new listener we’re trying to convert!

Hope everyone’s drafts are going well and good luck to those yet to come…

Cory

5 Comments

Yeoman’s work Cory!

Cory… why did you go with Hanley at #2? I thought you were a fan of Reyes and thought he was the better fantasy player. What changed?

thanks…

bleacherbum

I am still stumped as to why Carl Crawford merits a late first round, early second round pick? I mean he sole 50 bags last year, but he has never hit over 18 homers, and it is not like he is spring chicken, he is around 27! Let us take a look at Juan Pierre taken 100 picks later… over eight rounds later. Comparing 2007 stats Pierre wins in Runs, about 10-12 doubles less, 11 homers less, 40 rbis less, but 14 more SB’s, and like 20 points on batting average. I know thats a lot of categories he loses in, but it is 8 rounds later. Why not grab a Braun or Vladdy with 2-3x more homers, decent amount of Sb’s in Braun, better averages in both, more RBI’s in both. Thanks for input!

bleacherbum,

Less than five minutes after reading your post above, I saw this from today’s chat transcript in regards to Reyes versus Hanley:

“Cory: In general I would take Reyes because of his ability to win one whole category for you almost on his own. However, in a mock draft last night I took Hanley because I knew I was going to take 7 straight bats to start out and I wanted Hanley’s higher AVG and power more than the additional SB’s, which I knew I’d get with subsequent picks.”

Dave, thanks for covering me on that answer. :-)

Teaaker, I think you are underestimating how valuable it is to have all of those stats combined into one package. And you say Crawford is “only 27″, which ignores the fact that he’s essentially improved every season and is now in the midst of his peak… it’s not unreasonable he could go 310/20/90/50 with 100+ runs, something like that. That’s a first-round pick.

–CS

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