I was both mortified and stunned when asked to draft a team for next year.
And of course I never hesitated in saying YES.
Rob DiPietro put together 15 drafters that were annoyingly on their game when it came to draft time. Most of these drafters were of the podcast ilk.
I am always amazed at how glib these folks are.
I think before I write.
These folks don't need to think before speaking. Wait...that didn't come across right.
The plan was to draft six rounds last night, then 44 in November.
That changed to seven rounds last night and 43 in November.
But with how much fun was had by all last night, I wouldn't be surprised if the 15 of us got together before November and hammered out a few more rounds.
But, you guys don't give a rats ass about all that. You just want to know who was selected. I know, I know.
Well ok, here we go. I'll give you one name. Mine. Concerning the drafters. But will share all the players selected.
I drafted fourth.
Here we go....
14. Witt Jr
I took Julio because I believe in him. I think he'll only get better. For me, it came down to him or Soto.
11. Luis Bob
Nine pitchers taken this round. I was going to be one of those drafters, but felt that I really liked some of the pitchers that were coming a little later and felt Life With Riley ain't so bad.
6. St. Marte
Lindor was an easy pick for me.
3. Harris III
I had four names in mind when selecting Musgrove. A pitcher won out over taking Salvy and I hoped for Bieber or Manoah to come back.
1. Robbie Ray
2. Yu Darvish
3. Sal Perez
4. Alek Manoah
5. Dev Williams
8. T Anderson
9. Will Smith
12. F Bautista
Manoah made it back.
For a second, I thought about taking Trout, but figured we don't know much about his 'condition'.
Still, for a guy who hasn't had a big league at bat to be selected in front of the best player in baseball is a wonder.
I wanted to take Raisel Iglesias. I figured others had 'forgotten' about him. With Webb there, I decided to take Webb and kinda hope that Raisel came back to me.
Whooda thunk that Wander and Gimenez would be taken back to back this year. I was almost nauseated by those that chose Wander and trumpeted that he would have first round numbers. Wrong.
I was ok with Raisel being selected in front of me. I wanted Glasnow badly and this just made it easier. I really don't know who I would have drafted had Raisel been there.
Crazy that five C were taken this round.
Personally, I don't think the reckoning of taking an above average C in the seventh round gibes with taking the speed of an Edman or the power of a Schwarbs.
BUT...That is why we draft....In August....We're such idiots about this hobby.
Comments welcome. Feel free to say anything!
It's August, we're all right in our opinions....
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