$80M Six Drafts (NL E) - 2009 Draft - Completed Topic

Round 23 Order, same as Round 22:
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Randy Choate $961,583 $71,727,774
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Ivan Rodriguez - $2,794,751          $73,573,364    
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Nyjer Morgan $2,255,822   ($78,871,296)
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Aramis Ramirez, $2,719,119, $79,545,481
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Round 24 Order, same as Round 23:
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Matt Herges, $506,752, $72,234,526
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Billy Butler - $4,504,026          $78,077,390
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Sam Fuld, $714,240   ($79,585,536)
10/19/2013 11:56 AM
Now that we're just about done, let's hear your team building strategies.  Did anybody have to change in mid-stream beacause of losing out on a player?  I'll go first.

Coming in, my plan was to take Molina (the only full-time catcher with any kind of arm), then grab Figgins at 3B plus Ellsbury, Crawford & Bourn in the OF and run everybody to death.  Even after brianjw's Figgins pick in round 1, I still planned on getting those 3 speedy OFs.  I waited on OF, because I wanted to see what catchers everybody else was taking. 

At some point, I came to the realization that I really couldn't afford all three of those OFs, so I settled on drafting just two.  As the draft got further along, I changed my mind again and decided I needed more offense (Votto) and so with that plus the splurging on RPs Bailey & Adams, I really could only afford one speedy OF.  I finally gave up drafting any of the three and instead went the R.Davis/N.Morgan and Coghlan/Fuld platoons.  Davis/Morgan give me some speed.  Plus I have some pot in the bat with Votto, Swisher and Sandoval.

The one pick I was I could do over was the Baker pick.  I needed a 1B/2B combo guy and the Vizquel pick spooked me a bit.  I should've waited a round and taken Jurrjens.  Instead, I spent 700K more on Jimenex the next round after bardin took Jurrjens.

I don't like my team that much.  Although my starting pitching is decent (low HRs allowed) and my top 3 RPs are solid, I am light in innings (1296, including 80 mopup).  My offense has good balance of speed, on base and power, but the defense is weak, especially with Swisher (C+/D+) and Coghlan (C/D-) in the OF.

I'll be thrilled to win 85 games against this competition.
10/19/2013 12:46 PM
Diory Hernandez, $232,652, $79,778,133
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Round 25 order:
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It is too hard to put in a team building strategy just using my phone. I'll definitely do so when I have access to a full-fledged computer on Monday.
10/19/2013 12:59 PM
I will write one up after my last pick.
10/19/2013 1:18 PM
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