Oscar night mock draft
Did another mock draft tonight because, let’s face it, it’s a lot better way to spend a night than watching another industry awards show, which I think is just a self-serving exercise in ego gratification. Anyway, here are the pick-by-pick results, my team and the projected standings.
Obviously this didn’t turn out to be not one of my finer efforts, but there’s a lot of upside here with guys like Chase Utley (a steal at 2.11), Lastings Milledge (9.5), Colby Rasmus (18.11), Mike Fontenot (22.11) and Kendry Morales (23.5). Of course, there’s also plenty of risk with those guys, plus most of my pitching staff, Adam LaRoche (13.5), Kevin Kouzmanoff (14.11) and others. This is the kind of team that could finish anywhere in the top three spots or the bottom three spots depending on health and luck.
I will say this, though… I think Milledge is going to have a monster season; in fact, I’m saying to anyone who will listen that Milledge : 2009 :: Nate McLouth : 2008. Meanwhile, Fontenot (right) is a great late-round gamble in the middle infield or utility spots. That guy is a solid hitter, he’s in his prime and he could put up very good numbers in that Cubs lineup as long as they don’t stick him in the #8 hole.
Anyway, I’ll keep posting my mock draft results as I do them and hopefully the results will get better as we close in on draft day!