3.31 – RCL Draft Recap #3

My third RCL draft! I started this one on Sunday….at 11pm >_> Luckily it wasnt the three hr slog that the last draft was and clocked in at a tidy two hrs. This one I think I started off pretty strong, but  I may have gotten too excited and didnt read the room properly halfway through leading me to lose value with those picks.

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Round: 1
(1) Team Cohen – Mike Trout CF
(2) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Andrew McCutchen CF
(3) Utah Get Me 2 – Giancarlo Stanton RF
(4) ThePoners EG – Paul Goldschmidt 1B
** (5) PJ Salt – Miguel Cabrera 1B
(6) KISS ARMY – Jose Abreu 1B
(7) Anabolic Agents – Clayton Kershaw SP
(8) Gallo’s Humor – Carlos Gomez CF
(9) Wile Coyote II – Anthony Rizzo 1B
(10) Team Schwadron – Jose Bautista RF
(11) Team Patterson – Felix Hernandez SP
(12) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Edwin Encarnacion 1B

Round 1, pick 5, I had some choices. With my top 4 taken, I debated between Miggy, Abreu, and Gomez. I went with Miggy, which is a bit of a surprise since he is the oldest of the three, but I think his elite hitting skills will stick around for another season. Possibly the power returns, who knows.

Round: 2
(13) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Adam Jones CF
(14) Team Patterson – Jose Altuve 2B
(15) Team Schwadron – Yasiel Puig RF
(16) Wile Coyote II – Troy Tulowitzki SS
(17) Gallo’s Humor – Robinson Cano 2B
(18) Anabolic Agents – Max Scherzer SP
(19) KISS ARMY – Ryan Braun RF
** (20) PJ Salt – Ian Desmond SS
(21) ThePoners EG – Adrian Beltre 3B
(22) Utah Get Me 2 – Josh Donaldson 3B
(23) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Hanley Ramirez SS
(24) Team Cohen – Stephen Strasburg SP

I had a hard time choosing between Desmond and Donaldson here. Donaldson offers power from the 3B spot that few others can offer and doesnt particularly hurt you anywhere else. But like in so many drafts previous, I took Desmond and the allure of 20/20 production from the SS position. Of course Donaldson was promptly picked a few picks later.

Round: 3
(25) Team Cohen – David Price SP
(26) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Michael Brantley LF
(27) Utah Get Me 2 – Corey Kluber SP
(28) ThePoners EG – Bryce Harper LF
** (29) PJ Salt – Anthony Rendon 2B
(30) KISS ARMY – Madison Bumgarner SP
(31) Anabolic Agents – Buster Posey C
(32) Gallo’s Humor – Freddie Freeman 1B
(33) Wile Coyote II – Justin Upton LF
(34) Team Schwadron – Corey Dickerson LF
(35) Team Patterson – Evan Longoria 3B
(36) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Kyle Seager 3B

There’s scary news going around about Rendon and his knee currently. While I dont expect him to be ready on opening day, I hope he can avoid missing major time and be good value here as he was considered an solid 2nd-rounder earlier. Buster Posey went pretty early at 31 in this draft.

Round: 4
(37) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Brian Dozier 2B
(38) Team Patterson – George Springer RF
(39) Team Schwadron – Matt Harvey SP
(40) Wile Coyote II – Chris Sale SP
(41) Gallo’s Humor – Jacoby Ellsbury CF
(42) Anabolic Agents – Zack Greinke SP
(43) KISS ARMY – Starling Marte LF
** (44) PJ Salt – Nolan Arenado 3B
(45) ThePoners EG – David Ortiz DH
(46) Utah Get Me 2 – Yoenis Cespedes LF
(47) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Johnny Cueto SP
(48) Team Cohen – Prince Fielder 1B

Not sure I agree with going Harvey over Sale, but to each his own I suppose. Harvey by all accounts looks great and recovered this spring, where as Sale is dealing with a little bit of injury currently. I couldnt believe a RCL would have Arenado this late, so I had to take him. The Dozier pick also seemed like a bit of a reach this early.

Round: 5
(49) Team Cohen – Albert Pujols 1B
(50) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Carlos Gonzalez LF
(51) Utah Get Me 2 – Jon Lester SP
(52) ThePoners EG – Billy Hamilton CF
** (53) PJ Salt – Jordan Zimmermann SP
(54) KISS ARMY – Jose Reyes SS
(55) Anabolic Agents – Aroldis Chapman RP
(56) Gallo’s Humor – Victor Martinez DH
(57) Wile Coyote II – Chris Davis 1B
(58) Team Schwadron – Kole Calhoun RF
(59) Team Patterson – Cole Hamels SP
(60) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Christian Yelich LF

I was hoping to land CarGo this round, but after he got taken, I switched my focus to acquiring an arm with most of my positions already filled. Zimmermann should be a nice solid SP

Round: 6
(61) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Tyson Ross SP
(62) Team Patterson – Nelson Cruz LF
(63) Team Schwadron – Mookie Betts CF
(64) Wile Coyote II – Kris Bryant 3B
(65) Gallo’s Humor – Adrian Gonzalez 1B
(66) Anabolic Agents – Ian Kinsler 2B
(67) KISS ARMY – Todd Frazier 3B
** (68) PJ Salt – Jake Arrieta SP
(69) ThePoners EG – Jeff Samardzija SP
(70) Utah Get Me 2 – Carlos Santana 3B
(71) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Matt Kemp CF
(72) Team Cohen – Jason Kipnis 2B

Second consecutive SP pick, Arrieta can hopefully rack up those Ks. Kris Bryant probably went way too early at 64.

Round: 7
(73) Team Cohen – Joey Votto 1B
(74) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Adam Wainwright SP
(75) Utah Get Me 2 – Jason Heyward RF
(76) ThePoners EG – Mark Trumbo 1B
** (77) PJ Salt – Matt Holliday LF
(78) KISS ARMY – Craig Kimbrel RP
(79) Anabolic Agents – Starlin Castro SS
(80) Gallo’s Humor – Greg Holland RP
(81) Wile Coyote II – Dee Gordon 2B
(82) Team Schwadron – Gerrit Cole SP
(83) Team Patterson – Jonathan Lucroy C
(84) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Mark Melancon RP

My first outfielder, Holliday should offer a safe floor, albeit with little upside. I really wanted Heyward here, but found myself scooped again.

Round: 8
(85) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Carlos Carrasco SP
(86) Team Patterson – James Shields SP
(87) Team Schwadron – Jacob deGrom SP
(88) Wile Coyote II – Marcell Ozuna CF
(89) Gallo’s Humor – Sonny Gray SP
(90) Anabolic Agents – Masahiro Tanaka SP
(91) KISS ARMY – Dustin Pedroia 2B
** (92) PJ Salt – Jay Bruce RF
(93) ThePoners EG – Alex Cobb SP
(94) Utah Get Me 2 – Julio Teheran SP
(95) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Leonys Martin CF
(96) Team Cohen – Gio Gonzalez SP

My 2nd OF, I was searching for some HR power and had Ozuna queued up, but had to settle for Jay Bruce. Im counting on a bit of rebound in the AVG to go along with his above-average power from the OF.

Round: 9
(97) Team Cohen – David Wright 3B
(98) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Devin Mesoraco C
(99) Utah Get Me 2 – David Robertson RP
(100) ThePoners EG – Kenley Jansen RP
** (101) PJ Salt – Kolten Wong 2B
(102) KISS ARMY – Hisashi Iwakuma SP
(103) Anabolic Agents – Manny Machado 3B
(104) Gallo’s Humor – Hunter Pence RF
(105) Wile Coyote II – Cody Allen RP
(106) Team Schwadron – Jorge Soler RF
(107) Team Patterson – Alex Gordon LF
(108) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Lance Lynn SP

With only 2 SP so far, maybe I should have taken another SP here, but I couldnt resist Wong this late. While he takes up my MI spot, he offers great insurance for Rendon if he has to miss time to recover.

Round: 10
(109) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Alexei Ramirez SS
(110) Team Patterson – Michael Wacha SP
(111) Team Schwadron – Alex Wood SP
(112) Wile Coyote II – Wil Myers RF
(113) Gallo’s Humor – Chris Carter DH
(114) Anabolic Agents – Pablo Sandoval 3B
(115) KISS ARMY – Ian Kennedy SP
** (116) PJ Salt – Garrett Richards SP
(117) ThePoners EG – Evan Gattis C
(118) Utah Get Me 2 – Phil Hughes SP
(119) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Ryan Zimmerman 3B
(120) Team Cohen – Brett Gardner CF

I was trying to decide between Richards and Gattis here. I usually dont even bother with catcher this early, but Gattis, along with having the power I like in catchers, also has the ability to play in the field and accrue more at bats. In round 10, I think he’s great value, but I took Richards and Gattis went immediately after. Im still a little skeptical about Richards with the only thing assuaging my fears is that the injury was to his knee and not his arm. As my third SP, taking the risk on him may not be the smartest move.

Round: 11
(121) Team Cohen – Gregory Polanco RF
(122) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Jimmy Rollins SS
(123) Utah Get Me 2 – Brian McCann C
(124) ThePoners EG – Chris Archer SP
** (125) PJ Salt – Joc Pederson LF
(126) KISS ARMY – Dellin Betances RP
(127) Anabolic Agents – Rusney Castillo CF
(128) Gallo’s Humor – Matt Carpenter 3B
(129) Wile Coyote II – Collin McHugh SP
(130) Team Schwadron – Yordano Ventura SP
(131) Team Patterson – Charlie Blackmon RF
(132) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Huston Street RP

Reaching for Pederson….again. At least this time there’s another OF in front of him on my roster….

Round: 12
(133) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Salvador Perez C
(134) Team Patterson – Elvis Andrus SS
(135) Team Schwadron – Drew Storen RP
(136) Wile Coyote II – A.J. Pollock CF
(137) Gallo’s Humor – Trevor Rosenthal RP
(138) Anabolic Agents – Steve Cishek RP
(139) KISS ARMY – Neil Walker 2B
** (140) PJ Salt – Lucas Duda 1B
(141) ThePoners EG – Xander Bogaerts 3B
(142) Utah Get Me 2 – Michael Pineda SP
(143) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Eric Hosmer 1B
(144) Team Cohen – Andrew Cashner SP

Also debated Xander here, but grabbed the power of Duda instead. Maybe I would have been better served filling an actual roster need here.

Round: 13
(145) Team Cohen – Brandon Moss 1B
(146) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Homer Bailey SP
(147) Utah Get Me 2 – Mat Latos SP
(148) ThePoners EG – Jedd Gyorko 2B
** (149) PJ Salt – Avisail Garcia RF
(150) KISS ARMY – Melky Cabrera LF
(151) Anabolic Agents – J.D. Martinez LF
(152) Gallo’s Humor – Jonathan Papelbon RP
(153) Wile Coyote II – Matt Shoemaker SP
(154) Team Schwadron – Danny Santana SS
(155) Team Patterson – Glen Perkins RP
(156) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Pedro Alvarez 3B

Round: 14
(157) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Ben Revere CF
(158) Team Patterson – Adam LaRoche 1B
(159) Team Schwadron – Taijuan Walker SP
(160) Wile Coyote II – Zach Britton RP
(161) Gallo’s Humor – Doug Fister SP
(162) Anabolic Agents – Matt Adams 1B
(163) KISS ARMY – Joaquin Benoit RP
** (164) PJ Salt – Oswaldo Arcia RF
(165) ThePoners EG – Francisco Liriano SP
(166) Utah Get Me 2 – Alex Rios RF
(167) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Jayson Werth RF
(168) Team Cohen – Curtis Granderson RF

A pair of young OFs. Hopefully one of them breaks out a bit. Pitching thinning out around here.

Round: 15
(169) Team Cohen – Fernando Rodney RP
(170) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Howie Kendrick 2B
(171) Utah Get Me 2 – Josh Harrison RF
(172) ThePoners EG – Javier Baez SS
** (173) PJ Salt – Mike Fiers SP
(174) KISS ARMY – Anibal Sanchez SP
(175) Anabolic Agents – Hector Rondon RP
(176) Gallo’s Humor – Yan Gomes C
(177) Wile Coyote II – Shelby Miller SP
(178) Team Schwadron – James Paxton SP
(179) Team Patterson – Jose Quintana SP
(180) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Francisco Rodriguez RP

I probably should have taken another pitcher earlier. I thought Miller/Paxton/Quintana might find themselves coming back to me by my next pick, but it didnt happen.

Round: 16
(181) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Drew Smyly SP
(182) Team Patterson – Ben Zobrist 2B
(183) Team Schwadron – Travis d’Arnaud C
(184) Wile Coyote II – Drew Hutchison SP
(185) Gallo’s Humor – Koji Uehara RP
(186) Anabolic Agents – Justin Morneau 1B
(187) KISS ARMY – Shin-Soo Choo LF
** (188) PJ Salt – Brett Cecil RP
(189) ThePoners EG – Jesse Hahn SP
(190) Utah Get Me 2 – Jean Segura SS
(191) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Jered Weaver SP
(192) Team Cohen – Jake Odorizzi SP

Round: 17
(193) Team Cohen – Jhonny Peralta SS
(194) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Joe Nathan RP
(195) Utah Get Me 2 – Chase Utley 2B
(196) ThePoners EG – Khris Davis LF
** (197) PJ Salt – Scott Kazmir SP
(198) KISS ARMY – Steve Pearce 1B
(199) Anabolic Agents – Dallas Keuchel SP
(200) Gallo’s Humor – Daniel Murphy 2B
(201) Wile Coyote II – Tyler Clippard RP
(202) Team Schwadron – Kennys Vargas DH
(203) Team Patterson – Santiago Casilla RP
(204) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Lorenzo Cain CF

Taking Cecil caused me to miss out on Khris Davis and Jean Segura, and taking Kazmir caused me to miss out on Pearce and Belt, but by this point I was panicking a bit about my pitching depth.

Round: 18
(205) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Brandon Belt 1B
(206) Team Patterson – Austin Jackson CF
(207) Team Schwadron – Brad Boxberger RP
(208) Wile Coyote II – Andrew Miller RP
(209) Gallo’s Humor – Erick Aybar SS
(210) Anabolic Agents – Micah Johnson 2B
(211) KISS ARMY – Justin Verlander SP
** (212) PJ Salt – Brandon McCarthy SP
(213) ThePoners EG – Addison Reed RP
(214) Utah Get Me 2 – Martin Prado 3B
(215) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Billy Butler DH
(216) Team Cohen – Alcides Escobar SS

Round: 19
(217) Team Cohen – Matt Cain SP
(218) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Neftali Feliz RP
(219) Utah Get Me 2 – Luke Gregerson RP
(220) ThePoners EG – Adam Eaton CF
** (221) PJ Salt – Dalton Pompey CF
(222) KISS ARMY – Yadier Molina C
(223) Anabolic Agents – Kendall Graveman RP
(224) Gallo’s Humor – Jake McGee RP
(225) Wile Coyote II – Yasmany Tomas RF
(226) Team Schwadron – Wilmer Flores SS
(227) Team Patterson – Jenrry Mejia RP
(228) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Chris Tillman SP

Round: 20
(229) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Sean Doolittle RP
(230) Team Patterson – LaTroy Hawkins RP
(231) Team Schwadron – Bobby Parnell RP
(232) Wile Coyote II – Wilson Ramos C
(233) Gallo’s Humor – Hyun-Jin Ryu SP
(234) Anabolic Agents – Coco Crisp CF
(235) KISS ARMY – Aramis Ramirez 3B
** (236) PJ Salt – Yasmani Grandal C
(237) ThePoners EG – Arismendy Alcantara 2B
(238) Utah Get Me 2 – Nathan Eovaldi SP
(239) Team Cathers’ Wedge – John Lackey SP
(240) Team Cohen – Derek Holland SP

Round: 21
(241) Team Cohen – Russell Martin C
(242) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Michael Cuddyer RF
(243) Utah Get Me 2 – Chase Headley 3B
(244) ThePoners EG – Trevor Bauer SP
** (245) PJ Salt – Shane Greene SP
(246) KISS ARMY – Steven Souza RF
(247) Anabolic Agents – Edward Mujica RP
(248) Gallo’s Humor – Jose Fernandez SP
(249) Wile Coyote II – Michael Saunders RF
(250) Team Schwadron – Nick Castellanos 3B
(251) Team Patterson – Joe Mauer 1B
(252) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Kevin Gausman SP

Round: 22
(253) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Scooter Gennett 2B
(254) Team Patterson – Rougned Odor 2B
(255) Team Schwadron – C.J. Cron 1B
(256) Wile Coyote II – Marcus Semien 3B
(257) Gallo’s Humor – Carlos Beltran RF
(258) Anabolic Agents – Wade Davis RP
(259) KISS ARMY – Ken Giles RP
** (260) PJ Salt – Jimmy Nelson SP
(261) ThePoners EG – Jason Hammel SP
(262) Utah Get Me 2 – Desmond Jennings CF
(263) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Danny Duffy SP
(264) Team Cohen – Aaron Sanchez SP

Round: 23
(265) Team Cohen – Matt Wieters C
(266) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Wilin Rosario C
(267) Utah Get Me 2 – Jake Peavy SP
(268) ThePoners EG – Denard Span CF
** (269) PJ Salt – Joel Peralta RP
(270) KISS ARMY – Rick Porcello SP
(271) Anabolic Agents – Nick Markakis RF
(272) Gallo’s Humor – R.A. Dickey SP
(273) Wile Coyote II – Chris Owings SS
(274) Team Schwadron – Michael Taylor CF
(275) Team Patterson – Danny Salazar SP
(276) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Marlon Byrd RF

Round: 24
(277) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Wily Peralta SP
(278) Team Patterson – Matt Garza SP
(279) Team Schwadron – Will Middlebrooks 3B
(280) Wile Coyote II – Ervin Santana SP
(281) Gallo’s Humor – Carl Crawford LF
(282) Anabolic Agents – Alejandro De Aza LF
(283) KISS ARMY – CC Sabathia SP
** (284) PJ Salt – Trevor Plouffe 3B
(285) ThePoners EG – Archie Bradley SP
(286) Utah Get Me 2 – Drew Pomeranz SP
(287) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Rafael Soriano RP
(288) Team Cohen – Andrelton Simmons SS

Round: 25
(289) Team Cohen – Asdrubal Cabrera SS
(290) Team Cathers’ Wedge – Josh Hamilton LF
(291) Utah Get Me 2 – Rajai Davis LF
(292) ThePoners EG – Alex Rodriguez 3B
** (293) PJ Salt – Mike Napoli 1B
(294) KISS ARMY – Brett Lawrie 3B
(295) Anabolic Agents – Michael Morse 1B
(296) Gallo’s Humor – Mark Teixeira 1B
(297) Wile Coyote II – Eric Young Jr. LF
(298) Team Schwadron – Luis Valbuena 3B
(299) Team Patterson – Ryan Howard 1B
(300) Atlanta Pillpoppers – Josh Reddick RF

Not sure how many of these picks at the end will work out. I think Napoli in the 25th however is a huge steal. With him, I actually may look to trade Duda for some pitching or something. If Rendon can get healthy and play this season, he could be a huge steal. I think I got a little too cute with my mid-round picks like Duda and my pitching took the hit. Guys like McCarthy are good innings eaters, but I wonder if some of the other arms I picked up will be able to produce.

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