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FarvinMoosey

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Sorry for the long delay.
 
The Nightmare Select, with their skipped pick, Jeff Mathis, BP
 

 
I just wanted another catcher who didnt suck behind the plate as I see Mauer now more 1b/dh than anything else.
 

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Hendu for Kutch said:
I'm surprised nobody took a shot at Nick Hundley. Almost went 3rd catcher with that last pick.
Especially over Jeff Fucking Mathis
 

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Hendu for Kutch said:
I'm surprised nobody took a shot at Nick Hundley. Almost went 3rd catcher with that last pick.
30 yr old back up catcher who put up a 29 wRC+ in 58 games... He's having a good start to the year but he's nothing special. I suppose neither is Mathis. Neither have much, if any, upside.
 

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Hendu for Kutch said:
I'm surprised nobody took a shot at Nick Hundley. Almost went 3rd catcher with that last pick.
 
He was the third guy I was considering at my backup catcher spot with Ross and Kottaras. If I knew he'd fall that far, I would have waited several more rounds for a catcher.
 

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Ya, I know Hundley was terrible last year, but he was also injured and had put up a wRC+of 110 over the previous 3 years.  That's good for 9th among MLB catchers with at least 900 PA's over that span.  Right between Miguel Montero and Yadier Molina.  Plus he seems to be about average defensively, so he's not some huge liability there as far as I can tell.
 
He should definitely be someone's backup at least.  Like you, I'd have waited until the last round to draft a backup C if I'd know he'd still be around.
 

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MakMan just deleted a 12 page essay for his class.  I think this means he is going to have to spend another year in school, and he can run another one of these next year with all his free time.
 
Go MakMan!!
 

MakMan44

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Well I needed to get it spiral bound by 11 am tomorrow and the Staples by me said they can't get it done until 11 am tomorrow so you fuckers may get your wish  
 

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MakMan44 said:
Well I needed to get it spiral bound by 11 am tomorrow and the Staples by me said they can't get it done until 11 am tomorrow so you fuckers may get your wish
Tried Kinko's (aka Fedex Kinko's) or a local joint?
 

MakMan44

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SumnerH said:
Tried Kinko's (aka Fedex Kinko's) or a local joint?
Kinko's (by me) is closed on Sundays and I don't think there's a local place

Edit:Found one around 20 mins away from thats open. Thanks for making me double check Sumner
 

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Tried Kinko's (aka Fedex Kinko's) or a local joint?Kinko's (by me) is closed on Sundays and I don't think there's a local place


Edit:Found one around 20 mins away from thats open. Thanks for making me double check Sumner
Awesome that you found one, I was thinking that Kinko's would be open by 8 or 9 with a good chance of getting it bound in time to deliver by 11.
 

MakMan44

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I didn't think of that, smarter than my original plan. Just happy it all worked out 
 

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That professor takes themselves way too seriously.  Spiral bound for 12 pages?  That's insanity.
 

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FarvinMoosey said:
That professor takes themselves way too seriously.  Spiral bound for 12 pages?  That's insanity.
It was a portfolio so it was actually around 25 pages. Still, I agree & it was a pain in the ass
 

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I'm glad you managed to get it done.
 
Also glad I posted about it in here, since you got more help than you did in the tech forum :rolling:
 
You're welcome.
 

MakMan44

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Honestly, that a mostly a reactionary thread. I nearly shit my pants when I lost my paper and this forum is probably the place I trust the most on the internet so I came straight here for help. 
 
But yeah, I'm glad I got it done too, so thanks guys
 

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So, we're a month and change in. Of the 25 guys I chose, seven have either no MLB time this year (DL, AAA) or a negative WAR (Alfredo and Jesus Guzman are competing for the Julio Lugo Memorial Award on my team). So yeah...although my rotation and infield have been exceptional for this kind of project, so that's something, but I'd still hope to do better than 18/25 active players (even knowing Bundy wasn't going to be in the majors soon)
 
In all seriousness though, even with this small amount of data, it'd be fun to see how much draft boards changed as a hypothetical exercise. The Top 9 seem pretty solid, but that pitcher run may be shook up a bit.
 
And maybe all the kvetching about how weak 3B was is true. The 12th highest ranked 3B in fWAR thus far? Nick Punto. #11 (Valbuena) was a 22nd round pick by the same team who has #7 on the list (Josh Donaldson).
 

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I'm just happy that I was right about Mitch Moreland. Breakout year in progress. Longoria and Choo are studs as well. The rest...meh.
 

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Positive Performers after a month:
Clay Buchholz (5th Round) - looking like a really good pick for the 5th round
Nick Swisher (4th Round)
Carlos Beltran (9th Round)
Didi Gregorius (11th Round) - Iglesias-like in the field and hitting .361/.409/.639 in 16 games
Gregor Blanco (16th Round) - He'd be replacing Ludwick and is performing better than I would have expected
Ervin Santana (15th Round) - He's not this good, but I'll ride it out while it lasts
James Russell (22nd Round) - 10.05 K/9, 1.88 BB/9, 93% strand rate, while giving up 1 run in 14 IP 
 
Negative Performers:
David Price (1st Round) - I'll think he'll be fine, but a 4.02 FIP (3.36 xFIP), highlighted by giving up way too many HRs, as well as a lower GB% is not cool
Billy Butler (2nd Round) - He's walking a ton, but I'm going to need more than a .420 SLG from my 2nd round pick, and clean up hitter
Brian Dozier, 2B (13th Round)
Ryan Ludwick (12th Round) - Tore his shoulder in season opener, expected to miss half the season
Felix Doubront (8th Round) - Yikes!
Gavin Floyd (10th Round) - Tommy John surgery after 5 starts - out for the year
 
The Gavin Floyd injury really sucks.  Arroyo has been pitching well this year and would be filling in for him, so not much is lost in performance at this point in time, but over the year, I would have expected Floyd to be better than Arroyo.  I think Price and Butler will both end up being fine, but Brian Dozier looks like a whiff at 2B, and Doubront has looked certifiably terrible this year.  Grandal is still serving his suspension and Ross is hitting OK as a replacement. 
 
On the positive side, Buchholz looks tremendous, as does Gregorius.  Didi will cool down, but its nice to see him succeed against major league pitching.  I think he'll man SS for a long time on the Scuba Squad.  The veterans Swisher, Beltran, and Blanco have all looked good.  Blanco isn't great, but he'd be replacing Ludwick and, although he's missing the power, he's walking a ton and hitting the ball well.  Santana isn't this good, but with Floyd out and Doubront sucking, its nice to see him pitch well to pick up the slack.  And finally,  James Russell looks amazing.  The strikeout numbers are far away from his career average, but what an awesome first month out of the back of my bullpen. 
 

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Up:
Paul Goldschmidt (Beginning of Round 4)-> On his way to establishing himself as a superstar and one of the top hitters in the NL
Lorenzo Cain (Beginning of Round 6) -> An extremely good all around baseball player.
Brandon Crawford (Beginning of Round 8) -> Some of his offensive upside seems to be showing up.
Josh Donaldson (End of Round 9) -> Vastly exceeding expectations so far, if his strike zone command is real he's an excellent player.  
 
Down:
Zach Greinke (Beginning of Round 2)-> Carlos Quentin is a thug.
Brett Anderson (End of Round 3) -> Peripherals aren't that bad, but not as good as I was hoping
Ryan Hanigan (Beginning of Round 10) -> Shockingly bad offensive numbers, will probably straighten out a bit but still.
 
Overall pitching is much worse than expected.  Greinke is down, Anderson has been bad, Milone isn't good enough to hold up a staff and Hudson is out til midyear, while the depth has had it's own problems - Britton struggling in AAA, Karstens hurt, Bedard awful, Maronde in the minors.  Basically my staff is making due with replacement level call ups right now.  
 
On the other hand, if Greinke, Hudson and Anderson come back and pitch effectively the offense looks pretty solid with a core middle of the lineup (#2 through #7 of Crawford, Gordon, Goldschmidt, Cain, Donaldson, Moss) who are all somewhere between above average and absolutely raking.  So my guess is that the hitting and defense could be keeping my team afloat while we wait for the pitching staff to get its act together.  
 

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Hitting my team has been truly awful with the exception of Kyle Seager and Cargo.
Half my pitchers haven't pitched in the bigs, of the rest it is a mixed bag, decent  starts out of McAllister, Collins and Walden the rest not so much.
 

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Relative to their draft position, and excluding guys who were clearly supposed to not contribute in a substantial way (bench players, bullpen pitchers (though Melancon has been a very pleasant surprise and only my last pick was a stinker).
 
Overperformers:
 
Jhonny Peralta (15th SS taken, 7th round pick): He has an unsustainable BABIP but is the 4th ranked SS in fWAR and the 320-380-450 line has been a pleasant surprise.
 
Kelly Johnson (23rd 2B taken, 11th round pick): Largely an OF in Tampa, his offensive numbers would put him safely in the 6-10 class of 2B, probably on the lower end due to his defense, but has provided great value to Tampa as an OF/2B.
 
Russell Martin (22nd C taken, 10th round pick): Is 3rd in fWAR for catchers with a very low BABIP with comparable numbers to anyone but Carlos Santana.
 
Derek Holland (90th SP taken, 9th round pick): 2.93 ERA with a 2.35 FIP. His HR/FB is unsustainable but a good trend considering last year's trouble. His relevant value is highly dependent on the metrics you use but he's outperformed the #3 level I was hoping for.
 
Jordan Zimmermann (21st SP taken, 3rd round pick): Hard to put a 3rd rounder in this category and he's been lucky in a lot of ways with a lower K-rate, but a 1.69 ERA with pinpoint control can't be ignored. Wainwright's still outperforming him peripherally but I'm happy.
 
Hisashi Iwakuma (132nd SP taken, 13th round pick): Seems like the best pick of this bunch. Once again has unsustainable production but been a Top 15-20 SP this year so far. Also, Cingrani and McAllister were taken right after him, so that was a nice run in this draft.
 
Right Around Expectations:
 
Mike Minor (8th round pick, 70th SP taken). The 2.75 ERA masks peripherals that put him a run or so higher (BABIP and LOB% are out of whack) but the K's, BB's, and most everything else is around where I wanted it.
 
Joey Votto (1st round pick, 1st 1B taken): The power isn't there which is concerning, but huge value still exists in any player who gets on base 45% of the time and walks in 18% of his PAs. It does sting a bit to see so many lower level 1Bs putting up similar value but he's doing what I banked on.
 
Chase Headley (2nd round pick, 6th 3B taken): He's 10th ranked in fWAR among 3B with 2/3 of the PAs (due to his injury) of anyone above him. He's producing like he did last year.
 
Peter Bourjos (6th round pick, 15th CF taken): His WAR hasn't made it there, largely as a function of defensive numbers that somehow bring him from otherworldly to below average. I'm guessing that those numbers will come around, but the 310-370-460 offensive line is a pleasant surprise in partial playing time
 
Below Expectations:.
 
Tyler Colvin (12th round pick, 29th RF taken): He hasn't broke into the majors when I expected him to platoon in Colorado and underproduced in the minors.
 
Jesus Guzman (14th round pick, 20th DH taken): Small sample size but nothing's gone right for him this year at all.
 
Curtis Granderson (5th round pick, 8th LF taken): Hurt soon after my pick was made and just came back last night, has to be here by default.
 
Dylan Bundy (4th round pick): Nothing he's done is below expectations, but it was my dumbest pick (I probably would have gone Gallardo, who has been disappointing too, but Lester was also in the mix) and he's already seen James Andrews this year. No surgery required but it's never good to hear of someone Bundy's age going to see Dr. James about his elbow.
 

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Hitting:
 
1. Mike Trout - Slow start, but picking it up lately and getting back to where the #2 overall pick should be
2. Eric Hosmer - No power and his K rate is up slightly, everything else seems as usual, not exactly 2nd round pick worthy
3. Carlos Santana - Exceeding wildest expectations at .325/.438/.605
6. Josh Willingham - .204/.377/.417.  BABIP is at .262 vs. his career mark of .295, so that accounts for a little of the average swoon
7. Rickie Weeks - Ugh, let's move on
8. Hunter Pence - .288/.329/.500, I'll take it
11. Chris Carter - 9 HRs, but leading the AL in Ks
12. Emilio Bonifacio - Under the Mendoza line with Weeks
14. Dee Gordon - Called up early May to replace Ramirez, OPS+ of 99
15. Franklin Gutierrez - On the DL since 4/23, slugging .537 in limited action
16. Adam Lind - .275/.400/.425, drawing walks but lost his power
19. Bryan Anderson - Cratering in AAA at .159/.288/.295
25. Juan Diaz - Not much better in AAA at .209/.255/.326
 
Pitching:
4. Tim Lincecum - Definitely not ace material with ERA+ of 84
5. Lance Lynn - ERA+ 129, 5.9 H/9, needs to cut his walk rate (3.8/9)
9. Phil Hughes - Slow start, but back up to ERA+ of 93 with 37/9 K/BB in 40.2 IP
10. Kenley Jansen - Pitching well in set up role (ERA+ 166) and may be replacing League as closer (picked up save last night)
13. Casey Kelly - TJ'ed before the season started
17. Jose De La Rosa - ERA+ 153, but his peripherals aren't sustainable at that level (5.6 K/9, 3/4 BB/9, 0.8 HR/9), BABIP .260 vs. career .309
18. Rafael Betancourt - Peripherals have slid considerably (K/BB from 2011-13: 9.13, 4.75, 1.64), but still effective somehow
20. Joaquin Benoit - Off to a good start (24/8 K/BB in 18 IP) in a set up role
21. Carlos Carrasco - Pitched well in AAA, got pounded in only start in majors against NYY
22. Brad Hand - 7 decent starts in AAA, walk rate still sucks, 1 appearance in majors, 1.2 IP, 3 K, 2BB
23. Wesley Wright - Decent performance in set up role, but K rate way down (5.7K/9)
24. Miguel Gonzalez - 6 starts, 93 ERA+, decent 5th starter
 
Overall, probably a middle of the pack team.
 

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My team is off to really good start even if the back end of my rotation is in shambles and Josh Reddick sucks.
 
James Loney in round 21 and Eduardo Escobar in round 22 are looking like steals.
 

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Over performing:
Bryce Harper (I expected him to become something close to this in another couple years, but that SLG looks like a SSS artifact and the step forward this year looks enormous.  I expect a little regression)
A.J. Ellis (His wRC+ of 130 is definitely more than I was expecting, though not by a ton.  I figured his 118 from last year was about right and wouldn't be surprised to see him regress a bit.  Could be a step forward, though, which would be really nice)
Casey Janssen (I expected him to be a solid, safe closer.  He's been lights out instead.  I doubt he keeps it up, but he's been incredible so far.)
Christian Garcia (Probably a hot streak, but if something clicked and he can keep the walk rate anywhere near where it is, meaning sub 3, this pick could end up a steal)
Joe Thatcher (Also playing better than expected as he looks lights out so far.  He's another guy who will likely see his walk rate come up but if he can keep it under 3 will be another late round steal)
 
Playing well as expected:
Cliff Lee
Trevor Cahill (His ERA is due in part to a low BABIP which should correct itself, but his peripherals are about what I was hoping for)
Shane Victorino (Great defense, positive on the base path, acceptable but unspectacular bat.  He's been quite valuable for the Sox in the first 6 weeks or so)
Mike Leake (Peripherals are about what I was hoping for as a starter and he's getting his opportunities to start in Cincy, just like he would have on my team with Marcum down)
Andrew Bailey (He's been really good when healthy enough to play, but has been hurt a bit as well.  So yeah, as expected)
 
Playing more poorly than expected/Not in the majors:
Ben Zobrist (Just a bit below expected performance but has still been a useful player)
David Freese (He's off to a terrible start)
Edwin Jackson (His walk rate is out of whack and his ERA is terrible, but his FIP and xFIP are about what I was expecting.  Should improve going forward)
Stephen Drew (His line from the last 28 days at b-r.com is decent, but overall and over the last 7 he's been a disappointment)
Adam Dunn (He has 7 home runs but that it literally all he's done. His slash line is horrendous.  I hope this isn't him falling off the cliff finally)
Brett Wallace (I didn't expect him to be all that good, but I was hoping for more than 7 games to this point with a -57 wRC+.  Yikes.)
D.J. LeMahieu (He's been in AAA all season, which is less than i was hoping to see.  At least he's hitting AAA pitchers well.  /silverlining)
Jeff Francoeur (The defense has been solid but the bat has been awful.)
Joe Saunders (He's been terrible.  Nothing more to say.)
Scott Hairston (He's also been terrible.  Every aspect of his game has sucked.)
Robert Andino (Decent glove, decent on the base paths, epically awful at the plate)
Louis Coleman (Been in AAA all year.  Looks good there, but it's AAA)
Bobby Wilson (His slash line has been horrific for the Yankees.  Maybe he needs some time in AAA... what?  Are you sure?  Okay, scratch that.  That IS his AAA slash line. Fuck me.)
 
Playing as poorly as expected:
Shaun Marcum (No, I didn't expect his shoulder to give him trouble, and no I didn't expect an 8+ ERA... but him getting injured just isn't a surprise and is the reason I drafted Leake.)
Randy Choate (Let's be honest... I drafted him because his name sounds sort of like Choad.  He's barely pitched and when he has, he's been lucky.  His slash line will see some correction and he'll continue to be a rarely used fungible bullpen arm that is on the precipice of the end of his career.)
 
Overall, this team is not playing as well as I was hoping.  I've only got ten guys playing well right now and quite a few more playing poorly than I can afford.  Some have had bad enough starts to this season to have me questioning my pick, and that's saying a lot since I'm constantly pointing out SSS and how little they can tell us, and recognize just how little of the season we've been through.  However, Francoeur's bat is terrifying right now.  Adam Dunn looks like he was cooked a couple months ago, then thrown back onto the grill for that nice charcoal-y texture and flavor.  Bobby Wilson... WTF was I thinking there?  Freese looks like shit run over twice.  If he doesn't turn it around my lineup gets thin in a hurry.
 

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Here's my take on picks that shine out in the first few rounds:
 
Round 1
Looking good: Kershaw at 6.  Hard to say anyone is a steal in the first round by definition but I think it's tough to argue there have been 5 more valuable players so far than him.
Not so good: Albert Pujols at 24.  There are some injuries to guys like Stanton but nobody whose performance raises serious red flags about what he's going to do for the rest of the year and the rest of his contract than Pujols. 
 
Round 2
Good: Matt Moore at 52 was a risk but he looks like the real deal, as does Yu Darvish at 43.  
Bad: Brett Lawrie (57) has not been able to get it together yet and it has to be a concern for the Jays.  I'm not really sure how Hosmer jumped all the way to 59 but seems highly questionable.  Maybe I'll feel silly about saying this in a couple years but I don't see how Jurickson Profar at 51 can be the best prospect in the game if he can't put up a .700 OPS in the minors. 
 
Round 3
Good: This could be the year Carlos Santana (62) becomes one of the best in the game.  I thought Manny Machado at 82 was a reach but he's paid off big time so far.  Adam Wainwright at 84 has been insane.  
Bad: WMB at 73 doesn't look great right now.  My skepticism of Brett Gardner at 77 has been borne out thus far.  My optimism about two Oakland pitchers, Jarrod Parker at 88 and Brett Anderson at 90 OTOH has not.
 
Round 4
Good: Paul Goldschmidt has been great at 91.  Matt Harvey has been one of the best in the league at 93.  Choo has had a great bounce back year for 113.   
Bad: I'd be concerned about Dylan Bundy at 97.  Kimbrel doesn't seem as special as he was when he was picked at 107.  Reddick at 103 has badly struggled. 
 
Round 5
Good: Clay Buchholz at 130.  
Bad: Ike Davis (125) is starting to sound like a guy who will never put it together.  Roy Halladay at 127 might be done.  Matt Harrison is unfortunate.  Jesus Montero at 148 is looking like a bust.
 
Round 6
Good: It's my pick, but I love Lorenzo Cain at 151.  But obviously he's nowhere near Shelby Miller at 152, which right now would be my pick of the draft.  Starling Marte at 167 is looking excellent.  Chris Davis has been insane at 172.  I also really like the Matt Carpenter pick at 171.  
Bad: Darwin Barney at 169 has been terrible.  Mark Teixiera (161)'s injuries would make me concerned about the long term.
 
Round 7
Good: Lowrie at 209 is again looking great until he gets hurt again.  I don't know what's happening with Carlos Gomez at 193 but Granite State has a hell of an outfield.
Bad: Chisenhall (201) is starting to look like a bust.  
 
Round 8
Good: Love Crawford at 211.  I don't know how I missed Alex Cobb but he was an awesome pick at 219.  Napoli's injury caused him to fall all the way to 238 but he sure seems like a great pick now.
Bad: Honestly, none of the picks of this round stand out as terrible.  
 

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Very early of course, but (most of) the Master Batters so far:
 
The good: Almost exclusively pitching. Hopefully this team has won more than their share of 3-2, 2-0 type of games. The guys who are hitting look unsustainable. The pitchers putting up solid numbers seem a lot more likely to continue doing so given track record, stuff, etc.
 
Justin Verlander. The Ace is pitching like one. Peripherals are a bit odd; more walks & Ks, fewer HRs allowed, but the results are the same (or better). SSS and all that.
 
Omar Infante. Tearing it up so far. Not expecting this to last all season.

Hiroki Kuroda. Rebounded from a couple of bad early season starts, putting up great numbers, especially for a 12th rounder. My fear: he will age like David Bowie in The Hunger and turn to dust before the season ends.

Junichi Tazawa. Falling back to earth fast, and seeing a lot of action. Still, I think he’s been quite successful and really could be an elite reliver. I just hope his arm stays attached.

Carlos Villanueva. Wasn’t sure what role he’d have with the Cubs. Solid middle of the rotation guy so far. Low K rate means it may not last.

Chris Johnson. Ridiculously hot start. Unsustainable, but fun while it lasts.

Drew Smyly , Darren O’Day, Stephen Pryor- With these guys and Tazawa, there’s at least 4 pen arms that look solid. Was hoping Smyly would start, but he’s been valuable as a pen lefty.

Nate McLouth. Hitting like he was back in Pittsburgh.

 
As Expected:

Pablo Sandoval. Hits for AVG, power and making highlight reel plays at 3B. What's not to love here?

Brandon Morrow. Nothing great, but he can keep a team in the game for a while.

Andy Dirks. League average OF playing like one.

Justin Ruggiano. Can’t match last years’ pace so far, but I was just hoping he’d be adequate. He has been exactly that.
 
 
The bad- my lineup of a bunch of guys with double-digit HR potential is not looking so good. More power outages than North Korea.
 
Yoenis Cespedes. Some pop, but no ability to get on base so far this season. K rate is way up (around 20%), lots of weak popups (20% IFF!) .200 BABIP as a result of weak contact. Not encouraging.

Freddie Freeman. One DL stint already, where’d the power go? I’m sure he’ll bounce back.

Josh Rutledge. Another one with no power so far. Already had so-so OB skills, so he’s bordering on being terrible. Not so sure he can bounce back.
 
Wilson Ramos. Not winning the playing time battle and for good reason; he's just not hitting well.

Wade Davis. I’d have kept him in the pen. He’s back to his mediocre ways as a starter for KC.
 
The Ugly:
Franklin Morales. Get well soon.


 
 

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Obviously not the point of the exercise, but here are the Top 30 in pitchers (1.0+ WAR) this year. I'll just go by rank and not list out every single number with how much they change constantly. Plus, you can laugh at how WAR has Clayton Kershaw 10th, the fallibility of small sample size, and all that jazz. I'll try and do hitters later. I didn't keep track of the teams, but it's more spread out in terms of where the pitchers were selected than I expected.
 
Fun Fact: Three teams had their SP5 make this list.
 
Pitchers
1. Anibal Sanchez (Round 5, Pick 3)
2. Felix Hernandez (Round 1, Pick 11)
3. Adam Wainwright (Round 3, Pick 24)
4. Clay Buchholz (Round 5, Pick 10)
5. Derek Holland (Round 9, Pick 23)
6. Justin Verlander (Round 1, Pick 10)
7. Max Scherzer (Round 2, Pick 16)
8. Yu Darvish (Round 2, Pick 13)
9. Matt Harvey (Round 4, Pick 3)
10. Clayton Kershaw (Round 1, Pick 5)
11. Jordan Zimmermann (Round 3, Pick 23)
12. James Shields (Round 4, Pick 16)
13. A.J. Burnett (Round 13, Pick 4)
14. Doug Fister (Round 4, Pick 2)
15. Justin Masterson (Round 9, Pick 3)
16. Hisashi Iwakuma (Round 13, Pick 23)
17. Cliff Lee (Round 3, Pick 1)
18. Madison Bumgarner (Round 1, Pick 19)
19. Jon Lester (Round 4, Pick 16)
20. Shelby Miller (Round 6, Pick 2)
21. Homer Bailey (Round 6, Pick 6)
22. Chris Sale (Round 3, Pick 3)
23. Patrick Corbin (Round 13, Pick 6)
24. Hiroki Kuroda (Round 12, Pick 19)
25. Wei-Yin Chen (Round 10, Pick 2)
26. Jake Peavy (Round 5, Pick 11)
27. C.C. Sabathia (Round 3, Pick 15)
28. Jeff Samardzija (Round 4, Pick 12)
29. Ervin Santana (Round 15, Pick 10)
30. Kyle Kendrick (Round 11, Pick 18)
31. Jhoulys Chacin (Round 12, Pick 12) (Edit: Didn't qualify on innings is how I missed him before)
 

Eck'sSneakyCheese

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Great : Starling Marte - .863 OPS k rate down, 5 HR's 10 SB's / Carlos Gomez - 1.040 OPS 6 HR's 8 SB's great D

Good : Adrian Gonzalez - high AVG, OBP, SLG k rates down / Yan Gomes - SSS 2 HR's in 15 games, great D

As Expected : Brett Jackson - k rates down .734 OPS in AAA / Eury Perez - .791 OPS 7 SB's in AAA / Henry Rodriguez - career avg numbers in AAA / Hernan Perez - pretty good numbers in AA

Bad : Tyler Flowers - lack of power lots of K's / WMB - K's up swing rate up contact rate down, defensively up and down / Jose Iglesias - K's down ISO up, hitting a little, benched for maturity issues... / Logan Schafer - no offense coming off bench, great D

Good : Stephen Strasburg - better than his record, not ace like but not terrible / Justin Grimm - looks serviceable, k rate way up / Kyle Wilson - Lights out so far, still walks a lot but hasn't hurt him / Cody Allen - SSS looks good so far / Craig Kimbrel - not like last year but still pretty damn good

Bad : Trevor Bauer - pitching well in AAA, no command in the majors, 8 BB's/9 / Rick Porcello - hasn't looked good but may be turning it around / Kelvin Herrera - giving up too many long balls / Maikel Cleto - no command whatsoever

Injured/Good : Gordon Beckham - broke hamate bone, should be back soon / Danny Duffy - coming back from TJ

Injured/Bad : Jonny Venters - going to see Dr. Andrews / Kyle McPherson - platelet injections in elbow...

My lineup is decent as well as my defense but my pitching kind of sucks. If Duffy comes back and pitches well, and Porcello gets his head out of his ass I think I'll be ok starter wise. The back end of my pen is OK, if Herrera turns around I'll be good. Overall not bad.

Biggest disappointments have to be Bauer, WMB, and Flowers
 

MakMan44

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I'm happy with a lot of my team (Kershaw especially) but I'm wondering what's wrong with Niese, Travis D'Arnaud seems to be injury prone and that scares me. Oh yeah, I'm also kicking myself for picking Melky, fuck that guy. 
 

SMU_Sox

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Jaime Garcia and Jeff Niemann both are out for the year after shoulder surgery. Nicasio is thoroughly mediocre and Chris Archer is in AAA. My pitching is awful.

On the plus side, aside from Reddick, my defense and bats look ok. I am going to be down this year but I like my odds next year with a lot of my guys on schedule to be useful in 2014.
 

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INJURIES
Injuries to Nate Eovaldi (15th round, 429th overall), Cameron Maybin (4th, 112th), Scott Sizemore (11th, 309th; two torn ACLs in two years, wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't play again) and Logan Forsythe (16th, 472nd) would have wrecked my depth over the early part of the year, and Cory Luebke (7th, 189th) experiencing multiple setbacks in his rehab from TJS isn't a great development either. Sizemore aside, all those guys get incompletes for now (though Maybin in the 4th feels a bit early for me, and it's not like his injury troubles couldn't have been anticipated).
 
HITTERS
Ryan Braun (1st, 9th) has been as good as advertised. I'll stand by the Jurickson Profar pick too (2nd, 52nd). A .278/.370/.438 slash line for a 20 year-old plus-defensive SS in AAA is amazing, and while it's impossible to know how well he would have performed in the bigs if he'd started the season there, I doubt he would have been much less valuable than say, Elvis Andrus. Not regretting berating people for passing up Manny Machado in the 2nd and 3rd, but majorly regretting taking Sal Perez (3rd, 69th) over him. Perez is absurdly young and has a chance to be an elite option at C, but young catchers are an unpredictable bunch and there were options I would have been almost as happy with available much later. Thrilled with Matt Carpenter (6th, 172nd). After the Sizemore injury he'd likely slot in as my full-time 2B now, though obviously it's awesome that he can handle first, third and corner OF too. Mark Reynolds (12th, 352nd) also looks like a great bargain. Casper Wells (13th, 369th) seems like a bit of an overdraft, though it puzzles me how a guy with a career wRC+ of 105 who can play all three OF positions well and murders LHP can't stick on a roster. Still, with Maybin back in the fold soon he's a terrific RF platoon partner for Nate Schierholtz (14th, 412nd), who's having a nice year in Chicago. Although I don't expect Eric Chavez (20th, 592nd) to continue at anything close to this pace that pick has worked out amazingly so far, and once Forsythe comes back they can form a nice platoon arrangement at 3B as long as Chavez's body holds up. Not much to say about Jake Elmore (23rd, 669th), who's spent virtually the whole year in AAA, but his success there has carried over into this year and I don't see much reason not to believe he couldn't be a serviceable utility infielder. Nothing to say about Dioner Navarro (24th, 712nd). Mike Carp (25th, 729nd) will get some serious PT at DH and 1B for me, and I'm very happy to have snagged him.
 
PITCHING
R.A. Dickey (5th, 129th) sucks and I can't believe I basically let some stupid Dave Cameron article about knuckleballers sway me into using such an early pick on a 38-year-old with limited success outside of the NL East. I guess he's been a solid #4 so far, maybe he can pick up the pace over the rest of the year. Trevor Rosenthal (8th, 232nd) has been a force out of the pen, but I'd be using him in the rotation, where I still think he has a very bright future. Even at the time I probably should have seen the stupidity of passing up Derek Holland for Julio Teheran (9th, 249th) but it's still very early in Teheran's career and besides, he's really turned it on over his past few starts. Chris Tillman's (10th, 292nd) peripherals don't quite back up his shiny ERA but I'm high on his future and very happy with his performance this year. Jordan Lyles (17th, 489th), a mediocre Houston Astro, is about as under the radar as you can get, but I see him as a useful backend starter going forward. It's been a tough ride for Scott Kazmir (18th, 532nd) but I still think he can be a useful bullpen guy/spot starter for a while. George Kontos (19th, 549th) has significantly underperformed, though his peripherals suggest he's not quite this bad. Still, a disappointment--quite a few relievers taken later who I would have been better off with. For what it's worth, I almost pulled the trigger on Garrett Richards in the 17th, 18th and 19th. Brad Peacock (21st, 609th) has bombed as a starter, but I expect him to carve out a career as a useful bullpen option. Paco Rodriguez (22nd, 652nd) is the one real bullpen success story, and given how much the rest of the pen has sucked, I'm thrilled to have landed him so late. At 22, I hope he can be a core reliever for years to come.
 
Given the struggles of our pitchers, I would hesitate to call this team much of a contender this year. While we have some promising arms, this team has no frontline starters, and the bullpen is a wasteland. The hitting has been quite good, however. All in all, I think I hedged too much between building for the future and going for a title immediately. I saw a lot more value in younger players in the second and third rounds (Profar and Perez were my picks) than in the older guys available at the time who I considered (Zobrist, Choo) but I probably should have weighed the age of my first-rounder (Ryan Braun) a bit more heavily in the calculation. Still, after the first three rounds, I probably should have committed a bit more toward the youth movement, and so I also regret not pulling the trigger on Oscar Taveras, who I considered in the fourth and fifth (ended up taking Dickey and Maybin). 
 
All this comes with the huge caveat that it's a month and a half into the year, of course, but is there anyone who feels like they have a World Series contender? Also, I'd be more than happy to do a minor league draft at some point (though it might be a bit complicated to factor in guys who were ineligible for our draft who have since debuted).
 

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So my outfield is terribad (well, Bourjos is okay) and Bundy's going for TJS*, but the rest of my team has been overperforming their asses off so I'm happy.
 
*Not like the two other guys I was considering at that spot at lighting the world on fire either.
 

Scoops Bolling

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My team has had excellent pitching, with a strong front four in the rotation in Cobb-Maholm-Norris-Westbrook, although Will Smith would be pressed into service as a 5th starter due to Harrison's injury. Ridiculous top of the pen with Grilli-Holland-McGee...unfortunately Aumont is the only other pitcher active, as Tolleson seems injured, and Loe has been abysmal. Overall, not terrible.
 
Then there's the offense. WOOF! I mean, my best hitter this year has been Gaby Sanchez, followed by Desmond Jennings...that's bad. I don't think I could have picked this many guys who would collapse in value (Andrus, Espinosa, Pacheco, Wieters, etc) if I tried. Maybe a couple will bounce back down the line (Chisenhall, for example, has looked much better since coming back from AAA), but given how many high picks were spent on offense...its really a disaster.
 
Lesson: Potential is "potential" for a reason. Swing for the fences too much, and you may end up striking out.
 

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David Price: It looks like a first round pick of David Price has turned out to be a disaster so far.  Only 55 IP this season because of a strained bicep.  He is supposed to rejoin the rotation soon, but not what I wanted to build a team that would have a window of 1-5 years. 
 
Billy Butler:  Like Price, this has been a disaster.  I picked Butler because he was the last remaining elite young bat on the board at the time, and that has not paid off.  He's been walking a ton this year, but so far has only 5 home runs and 16 doubles with a robust slugging % of .394.  
 
Yasmani Grandal:  His average is low (aided by low babip), and the power is slowly coming back, but his plate discipline is still there.  I think there is a chance Grandal is the best player on my team now and possibly for the next 5 years.  I love his approach and now that his suspension is behind him he can focus on improving his game. 
 
Nick Swisher:  Plate discipline is still there, but the power is not, and neither his average.  Only 7 home runs an 14 doubles so far.  I really need him to step up, especially since Butler has been bad. 
 
Clay Buchholz:  When he was healthy he was amazing.  I need him to be healthy again. 
 
Jon Jay:  He was supposed to be my leadoff hitter, and he's been terrible.  He's batting .246/.326/.332.  His walk rate is up, but everything else is down. 
 
Alberto Callaspo:  He's been a little better than expected since he's cut down his strikeouts this year.  I can't complain too much.  
 
Felix Doubront:  He had a rough start, but is starting to come around to be the pitcher I wanted him to be.  I think his ceiling is #3 starter and he's done about that.  
 
Carlos Beltran:  He's stopped walking completely, but its worked.  He's having a monster year: .308/.349/.546 with 18 home runs.  His lack of walks is concerning, and I think he'll regress in the second half, but he's been great considering my other hitters have been awful.
 
Gavin Floyd:  Out for the year
 
Didi Gregorius:  I remember being mocked for this pick, but its worked out all right.  To open his career, Gregorius is batting .289/.353/.428.  He also plays awesome defense.  I think he'll regress some, but he's been a nice surprise as well. 
 
Ryan Ludwick:  Out until August.  Injured in the first game of the season.
 
Brian Dozier:  He walks, has some pop, and plays good defense. His average is terrible, but I'll take what I can get.  About this time in the draft 2B was really thing. 
 
David Hernandez:  He was drafted to be my closer and he's been ok.  His K/9 has dropped a bit, but is still high, but he has Andrew Bailey syndrome and is giving up way too many home runs.  The potential is there and I think he's still a good pick. 
 
Ervin Santana:  I have no clue what has gotten into him, but he's been pitching great this year.  His walks are way down and his GB% is up.  I like what I see even if I don't believe its real.  Either way, great value this late in the draft. 
 
Gregor Blanco:  He would be replacing Ludwick, and although he has no power, I like what Blanco has done.  His walks are down, but he's still putting the ball in play.  He's hitting .296/.351/.394 so far.  
 
David Ross:  Now that Grandal is back, Ross' injury isn't as much of a concern.  He was OK before the concussion, but I think he served his purpose for my team. 
 
Elliot Johnson:  He sucks really bad.  Like really bad.  At least Gregorius and Dozier have done their jobs because if Elliot is starting then I need to be fired as a GM.
 
Sam LeClure:  Walks are up, as are fly balls, but he's pitching well for a 7th/8th inning guy. 
 
Antonio Bastardo:   He's pitched pretty well so far.  His HR/9 totals are pretty low, so I'm sure he'll regress, but my bullpen is shaping up to be my team's strength right now. 
 
Bronson Arroyo:  Since Floyd's injury, Arroyo has been moved to the rotation and he's done a pretty bang up job. 4.23 FIP and 102 IP so far this season.  I'll take it for a 6th starter.
 
James Russell:  BULLPEN ACE.  This kid is legit and is so far sporting a 2.64 FIP in 29.1 IP out of the pen.  7.98 K/9 too.  
 
Brian LaHair:  He's struggling in Japan right now hitting .240/.315/.457 so this pick is probably wasted. 
 
Shelley Duncan:  Was horrible when he was up this year with the Rays.  He's currently in AAA. 
 
Casey Fien: For my last round pick, Fien has been fantastic.  Currently he has a 3.21 FIP in 31.2 IP.  That includes a 9.66 K/9 and a 1.99 BB/9.  
 
In sum:
Rotation: Injured, but with upside
Lineup: Horrible
Bullpen: Great 
 

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I like Scuba's setup above and considering we're halfway through season 1, I figure I'd do an update out of nothing but sheer boredom.
 
Round 1: Stephen Strasburg - Every bit a number one pitcher and a no doubt first round pick. Win/loss isn't great due to ranking dead last in run support. GB% up almost 10% from last year.
 
Round 2: Adrian Gonzalez - Just doing what he's always done. Consistent hitting machine. A couple of errors early in the year but still a stud defensively.
 
Round 3: Will Middlebrooks - Wish he didn't get a major case of the sophomore slumps. He's looked great in AAA. Hopefully he returns to what he looked like last year or this is a terrible pick.
 
Round 4: Craig Kimbrel - Not lighting the world on fire like last year, but he's still the best closer in baseball. Don't regret this pick in the least. As "shutdown" as it gets. 
 
Round 5: Trevor Bauer - Awful pick. Spotty control has led to crap AAA #'s and worse MLB #'s. At best he's a number 5/6 pitcher on my staff. Still young. Hope there's some turn around.
 
Round 6: Starling Marte - Best pick of my draft. This kid is exceptional, and is doing it all, at the plate, on the bases and in the field.
 
Round 7: Carlos Gomez - Another great pick. Showing that last year was no fluke. Hitting for power, outstanding offensively and Gold Glove caliber defense.
 
Round 8: Gordon Beckham - Broke hamate bone earlier in the year. Still showing signs of improvement as far as hitting for average and OBP goes.
 
Round 9: Rick Porcello - Up and down year. He has great stuff, but when he's not putting it together he's awful. His early struggles have seemed to fade, so there's still hope he's a solid #3.
 
Round 10: Brett Jackson - Time's running out for the soon to be 25 yr old top prospect. Hasn't done much in the way of improving this year in AAA. Had higher hopes...
 
Round 11: Danny Duffy - Should be back after the All-Star break and has looked increasingly better as his rehab goes from TJ surgery. Hoping he's my #2 pitcher by years end.
 
Round 12: Jose "Motherfucking BABIP God" Iglesias - :D
 
Round 13: Tyler Flowers - OK power, OK D behind the plate. Terrible plate approach, terrible OBP. Another guy I was hoping would shine with increased playing time. Not so much.
 
Round 14: Kelvin Herrera - My diminutive fireballer... What happened? Still throws hard but guys are hitting harder. Giving up HR's left and right. Demoted to AAA.
 
Round 15: Jonny Venters - TJS... out for season.
 
Round 16: Kyle McPherson - Visiting Dr. Andrews... likely out for season.
 
Round 17: Logan Schafer - Strictly a defensive replacement. No offense whatsoever.
 
Round 18: Cody Allen - Pitched exceptionally well for his first season in the majors. K rate up, BB rate down, Velocity up. Would likely be my 8th inning guy in front of Kimbrel.
 
Round 19: Yan Gomes - My best late round pick. Hits for average and power and plays multiple positions well including the majority at catcher this year. Would easily bump Flowers.
 
Round 20: Henry Rodriguez - Switch hitting infielder still trying to get AAA pitching figured out. Slightly improved AVG, OBP and SLG this year.
 
Round 21: Justin Wilson - Has pitched pretty well out of the pen. K rate is down but so is BB rate. Would likely be my 6th/7th inning guy.
 
Round 22: Justin Grimm - Up and down season for the kid in his first year in the majors. Decent numbers for a bottom of the rotation starter. Still has some upside.
 
Round 23: Eury Perez - Watch out for this kid. Great fielder, hits for AVG, steals bases and has started to show power in AAA this year.
 
Round 24: Hernan Perez - Putting up great numbers in AA. Should be in AAA. Wouldn't be surprised to see him in the majors next year.
 
Round 25: Maikel Cleto - DFA'd by StL, picked up by KC and sent to AAA. NO control whatsoever. Wasted pick here.
 
All in all not terrible. A little different than what I thought I'd have so far. I didn't think the lineup would be this good, but I also didn't expect the number of injuries to the pitching staff as a whole.
 
Lineup: Pretty Good. S. Marte LF, G. Beckham 2B, C. Gomez CF, A. Gonzalez 1B, Y. Gomes C, WMB 3B, E. Perez RF, J. Church SS is a great NL lineup. Flowers would likely be the DH for AL games.  Team wOBA = .339 (Taking into account WMB's .265, Flowers .275 and decreasing Perez's by 10% because it's AAA). Defensively they're pretty exceptional too.
 
Starting Pitching: Strasburg, Duffy, Porcello are a decent 1-2-3 with Grimm at 4 and Bauer at 5, this isn't as spectacular as I thought it would be but it could still contend.
 
Bullpen: One word... THIN. Wilson, Allen, and Kimbrel as my 7-8-9. Herrera in for mop up. Cleto if I need a laugh. Losing Venters and McPherson really hurt this part of the team.
 

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I like reading about everyone's progress more than I like tracking my own 
 

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OK, going down the list, I'll go pick, WAR, ranking at their position (among all players by Fangraphs WAR), and a quickie comment.
 
1. Joey Votto (3rd in WAR among 1st basemen, 22nd among hitters overall, 3.2 fWAR) - As good as I could really hope for. He's been anchoring the lineup and if my goal was not to lose the draft in the first round, he's done an admirable job.
 
2. Chase Headley (12th in WAR at 3B, 1.7 fWAR) - Eh. Not as good as I was hoping. Luckily, his walks and his pre-2012 power are still there, he's bound to improve off of his current numbers, but obviously not quite what I wanted.
 
3. Jordan Zimmermann (17th in WAR at SP, 2.4 fWAR) - Solid, definite ace territory. I definitely wished he had more K's, but his ERA is below 2.5 and even the underlying stats put him in the low-mid 3's.
 
4. Dylan Bundy (N/A) - Going in for TJS, obviously not what I was hoping for, but I knew the risks when I was making the pick. With that said, I would have probably taken Gallardo here, so that would have sucked too...
 
5. Curtis Granderson (.1 WAR) - Yeah, rather unlucky this year. My OF is 2012 Red Sox scuffling.
 
6. Peter Bourjos (23rd among CFs, 1.1 WAR) - As the 15th taken CF it's a bit disappointing, but he's absolutely been hitting (326-385-450) and is doing well on the basepaths. The lowish WAR number is due to his P/T status in Los Angeles and an oddly poor defensive output. I'd make this pick over again.
 
7. Jhonny Peralta (5th among SS's, 2.5 WAR) - A great pick a half-year in. Only Everth Cabrera is doing better and was picked after him and he's been a very pleasant surprise in all aspects of the game. The BABIP won't stick but a definite positive.
 
8. Mike Minor (33rd among SPs, 1.8 WAR) - My #2 starter has performed like a low-end #1. He's been a bit lucky with a high FB%, but as the 70th taken SP he's been a great player for me.
 
9. Derek Holland (4th among SPs, 3.6 WAR) - I clearly didn't see it going this well. Holland's been one of the premier pitchers in baseball, probably the best performing pick of the bunch for me relative to draft position.
 
10. Russell Martin (4th among Catchers, 2.7 WAR) - No shame being behind the three premier catchers in baseball, he's been better than advertised too. Clearly 7-11 was where I was in some magic zone of picking...
 
11. Kelly Johnson (1.8 WAR) - His positional adjustment messes it up, but another pleasant surprise. He would likely be forced into the OF anyway to cover for my terrible corner outfielders so it works, but another Tampa reclamation project is producing.
 
12. Tyler Colvin (-.6 WAR) - Minors, minors, swing and miss, swing and miss. It's like a mini, crappy Adam Dunn!
 
13. Hisashi Iwakuma (T-33 among SPs, 1.8 WAR) - He's definitely cooled some over the last month and still has some regression to go, but he's been a real steal in the 13th round. Four pitchers in the top 35 is pretty awesome.
 
14. Jesus Guzman (.1 WAR) - At least he's starting to show some life recently, but certainly not what I hoped for out of him.
 
15. Mike Aviles (.4 WAR) - True to his career, pretty much in line with what he's always done playing all over the diamond. Would probably have everyday 2B duties on this club if it followed real life, maybe bringing the value up a bit.
 
16. Rex Brothers (41st among RPs, .6 WAR) - RPs are a crapshoot, but Brothers has had lady luck on his side. Perfect LOB rate, ERA at 1. The peripherals don't match but he's been as studly as any RP in the game)
 
17. Henderson Alvarez (N/A) - 60 Day DL, maybe he'll take Fernandez's spot when he hits the innings limit
 
18. George Kottaras (.4 WAR) - Walking a ton, hitting for power, and terrible contact, exactly as expected.
 
19. Brad Ziegler (74th among RP,.3 WAR) - Right around the middle of RP pack with an absurdly unsustainable HR/FB rate.
 
20. Jason Bourgeois (N/A) - Thoroughly mediocre in the Rays AAA system, probably not a contributor even at the MLB level
 
21. Mark Melancon (3rd among RP, 1.5 WAR) - Relievers are a fickle bunch, but Melancon's been one of the premier RPs in baseball this year.
 
22. Steve Delabar (15th among RP, 1.0 WAR) - Another good value who seems to have found a way to get out hitters on both sides of the plate.
 
23. Jerry Hairston (-.1 WAR) - The offense has been gone this year, pure util guy.
 
24. Joel Peralta (91st among RP, .2 WAR) - Good end of the pen guy
 
25. Alfredo Aceves (-.4 WAR) - Well, on the bright side his starts have been passable and that's where he would have been forced to play on this team right now.
 
Obviously some regrets, but I'm pretty happy with how it's turned out. My biggest holes are SP5 (Aceves, my SP7, has had to be there the entire year), and Corner OF/DH. I've gotten solid production everywhere else, which I think would make this team pretty darn good in the abstract through the first half of the year. At the very least we'd have some pitcher's duels.
 
To sum it up
 
Hitting: Very hit or miss. My stud hitter is producing, and some surprises (Peralta, Martin) have helped cover up the issues in the COF (Granderson, Colvin) and DH (Guzman) spots. My IF is one of the most solid in the league while the OF is one of the worst. The bench is largely as expected.
 
Pitching: Has been one of the best overall staffs in this league. Four pitchers in the Top 35 of Fangraphs WAR, with each RP performing over slot except Aceves.
 

MakMan44

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Wasn't Henderson Alvarez activated/started yesterday?
 
EDIT: Yes he did
 
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