4.4 – RCL Draft Recap #5

Last RCL draft recap! Only had like 2 auto-drafters this time compared to like 6-7 last draft. The culmination of my drafting experience this season, how do you think I did??

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Round: 1
(1) Operation Shutdown – Mike Trout CF
(2) Team F – Andrew McCutchen CF
(3) Team Hennessy – Giancarlo Stanton RF
(4) Napoli Everth After – Jose Abreu 1B
** (5) Bible Thump – Miguel Cabrera 1B
(6) prime numbers – Paul Goldschmidt 1B
(7) Hit the Damn Ball – Carlos Gomez CF
(8) Suck muh PEN1s – Clayton Kershaw SP
(9) Leyland Marlboros – Anthony Rizzo 1B
(10) West Coast Vindicators – Adam Jones CF
(11) Team ingles – Jose Bautista RF
(12) Gold Dust Twins – Troy Tulowitzki SS

Considered Goldy here, but his spring training struggles have turned me off him a little. It could just be him shaking the rust off his wrist injury from last year or trying some new things out…or it could be something more problematic. I went safe here and took Miggy.

Round: 2
(13) Gold Dust Twins – Felix Hernandez SP
(14) Team ingles – Edwin Encarnacion 1B
(15) West Coast Vindicators – Ian Desmond SS
(16) Leyland Marlboros – Josh Donaldson 3B
(17) Suck muh PEN1s – Yasiel Puig RF
(18) Hit the Damn Ball – Max Scherzer SP
(19) prime numbers – Robinson Cano 2B
** (20) Bible Thump – Adrian Beltre 3B
(21) Napoli Everth After – Bryce Harper LF
(22) Team Hennessy – Jose Altuve 2B
(23) Team F – Freddie Freeman 1B
(24) Operation Shutdown – Albert Pujols 1B

Sigh, just once I’d like to pick at the end of round 2 and actually have Donaldson fall to me there…Harper was a consideration, but I couldnt pass on Beltre here. Im a little concerned about his age, but I think Beltre has earned the right to be taken highly until he shows he cant produce anymore.

Round: 3
(25) Operation Shutdown – Stephen Strasburg SP
(26) Team F – Michael Brantley LF
(27) Team Hennessy – Buster Posey C
(28) Napoli Everth After – Justin Upton LF
** (29) Bible Thump – Chris Sale SP
(30) prime numbers – Ryan Braun RF
(31) Hit the Damn Ball – Hanley Ramirez SS
(32) Suck muh PEN1s – George Springer RF
(33) Leyland Marlboros – Corey Dickerson LF
(34) West Coast Vindicators – Nolan Arenado 3B
(35) Team ingles – Anthony Rendon 2B
(36) Gold Dust Twins – Madison Bumgarner SP

Considered Braun and Arenado here, but after taking Beltre, I didnt want to take another 3B. Sale was still here, so I grabbed him.
Round: 4
(37) Gold Dust Twins – Victor Martinez DH
(38) Team ingles – Corey Kluber SP
(39) West Coast Vindicators – Adrian Gonzalez 1B
(40) Leyland Marlboros – Starling Marte LF
(41) Suck muh PEN1s – Aroldis Chapman RP
(42) Hit the Damn Ball – David Price SP
(43) prime numbers – Jacoby Ellsbury CF
** (44) Bible Thump – Matt Harvey SP
(45) Napoli Everth After – Carlos Gonzalez LF
(46) Team Hennessy – Jose Reyes SS
(47) Team F – Johnny Cueto SP
(48) Operation Shutdown – Evan Longoria 3B

My second SP, I really like what Ive heard about Harvey this spring and he has only been taken earlier and earlier in each draft Ive been in. This may have been a reach, but I got my guy.

Round: 5
(49) Operation Shutdown – Jon Lester SP
(50) Team F – Zack Greinke SP
(51) Team Hennessy – Jordan Zimmermann SP
(52) Napoli Everth After – Chris Davis 1B
** (53) Bible Thump – Jason Heyward RF
(54) prime numbers – Cole Hamels SP
(55) Hit the Damn Ball – Kyle Seager 3B
(56) Suck muh PEN1s – Ian Kinsler 2B
(57) Leyland Marlboros – Billy Hamilton CF
(58) West Coast Vindicators – Yoenis Cespedes LF
(59) Team ingles – Prince Fielder 1B
(60) Gold Dust Twins – Greg Holland RP

Hnghhh really wanted Davis here, but got scooped. Im really warming up to Heyward and wasnt too interested in anyone else around this pick, so he was my choice.

Round: 6
(61) Gold Dust Twins – Mookie Betts CF
(62) Team ingles – Jeff Samardzija SP
(63) West Coast Vindicators – Craig Kimbrel RP
(64) Leyland Marlboros – Brian Dozier 2B
(65) Suck muh PEN1s – Carlos Santana 3B
(66) Hit the Damn Ball – Matt Kemp CF
(67) prime numbers – David Ortiz DH
** (68) Bible Thump – Jason Kipnis 2B
(69) Napoli Everth After – Todd Frazier 3B
(70) Team Hennessy – Gerrit Cole SP
(71) Team F – Nelson Cruz LF
(72) Operation Shutdown – Christian Yelich LF

This might have been a little early for Kipnis, but I didnt want to get left behind on a run of 2B. Again, I think I would have prefered Dozier, but ended up rolling with Kipnis.

Round: 7
(73) Operation Shutdown – Joey Votto 1B
(74) Team F – Kole Calhoun RF
(75) Team Hennessy – Jay Bruce RF
(76) Napoli Everth After – Dee Gordon 2B
** (77) Bible Thump – Jake Arrieta SP
(78) prime numbers – Sonny Gray SP
(79) Hit the Damn Ball – Adam Wainwright SP
(80) Suck muh PEN1s – Kris Bryant 3B
(81) Leyland Marlboros – Starlin Castro SS
(82) West Coast Vindicators – Kolten Wong 2B
(83) Team ingles – Julio Teheran SP
(84) Gold Dust Twins – Devin Mesoraco C
Round: 8
(85) Gold Dust Twins – Dustin Pedroia 2B
(86) Team ingles – Chris Carter DH
(87) West Coast Vindicators – Marcell Ozuna CF
(88) Leyland Marlboros – Tyson Ross SP
(89) Suck muh PEN1s – Pablo Sandoval 3B
(90) Hit the Damn Ball – Leonys Martin CF
(91) prime numbers – James Shields SP
** (92) Bible Thump – Jorge Soler RF
(93) Napoli Everth After – Hunter Pence RF
(94) Team Hennessy – Brandon Moss 1B
(95) Team F – Jonathan Lucroy C
(96) Operation Shutdown – Mark Melancon RP

Round: 9
(97) Operation Shutdown – Evan Gattis C
(98) Team F – Gio Gonzalez SP
(99) Team Hennessy – Garrett Richards SP
(100) Napoli Everth After – Hisashi Iwakuma SP
** (101) Bible Thump – Carlos Carrasco SP
(102) prime numbers – Matt Holliday LF
(103) Hit the Damn Ball – Mark Trumbo 1B
(104) Suck muh PEN1s – Trevor Rosenthal RP
(105) Leyland Marlboros – Cody Allen RP
(106) West Coast Vindicators – Alex Gordon LF
(107) Team ingles – Alex Wood SP
(108) Gold Dust Twins – Ryan Zimmerman 3B

Round: 10
(109) Gold Dust Twins – Jacob deGrom SP
(110) Team ingles – Danny Santana SS
(111) West Coast Vindicators – Manny Machado 3B
(112) Leyland Marlboros – Masahiro Tanaka SP
(113) Suck muh PEN1s – Joc Pederson LF
(114) Hit the Damn Ball – Alexei Ramirez SS
(115) prime numbers – Matt Carpenter 3B
** (116) Bible Thump – Gregory Polanco RF
(117) Napoli Everth After – David Robertson RP
(118) Team Hennessy – Josh Harrison RF
(119) Team F – Kenley Jansen RP
(120) Operation Shutdown – Drew Storen RP

Arrieta and Carrasco some of my favorite mid-level SP’s so Im glad to get both. Soler and Polanco some interesting young OF’s that Im interested in. My first time drafting both, which was a bonus. At this point, I probably should have recognized that Im a little light on power.

Round: 11
(121) Operation Shutdown – Wil Myers RF
(122) Team F – Alex Cobb SP
(123) Team Hennessy – Jayson Werth RF
(124) Napoli Everth After – Xander Bogaerts 3B
** (125) Bible Thump – David Wright 3B
(126) prime numbers – Michael Wacha SP
(127) Hit the Damn Ball – Neil Walker 2B
(128) Suck muh PEN1s – Dellin Betances RP
(129) Leyland Marlboros – Charlie Blackmon RF
(130) West Coast Vindicators – Brett Gardner CF
(131) Team ingles – Homer Bailey SP
(132) Gold Dust Twins – J.D. Martinez LF

Round: 12
(133) Gold Dust Twins – Steve Cishek RP
(134) Team ingles – Elvis Andrus SS
(135) West Coast Vindicators – Koji Uehara RP
(136) Leyland Marlboros – Lucas Duda 1B
(137) Suck muh PEN1s – Jimmy Rollins SS
(138) Hit the Damn Ball – Alex Rios RF
(139) prime numbers – Matt Adams 1B
** (140) Bible Thump – A.J. Pollock CF
(141) Napoli Everth After – Mat Latos SP
(142) Team Hennessy – Melky Cabrera LF
(143) Team F – Salvador Perez C
(144) Operation Shutdown – Lance Lynn SP

Wright and Pollock, some more of my favs this season. The power drain a little more serious by this point….

Round: 13
(145) Operation Shutdown – Khris Davis LF
(146) Team F – Jonathan Papelbon RP
(147) Team Hennessy – Ben Zobrist 2B
(148) Napoli Everth After – Phil Hughes SP
** (149) Bible Thump – Huston Street RP
(150) prime numbers – Chris Archer SP
(151) Hit the Damn Ball – Yordano Ventura SP
(152) Suck muh PEN1s – Rusney Castillo CF
(153) Leyland Marlboros – Glen Perkins RP
(154) West Coast Vindicators – Fernando Rodney RP
(155) Team ingles – Doug Fister SP
(156) Gold Dust Twins – Pedro Alvarez 3B

Round: 14
(157) Gold Dust Twins – Oswaldo Arcia RF
(158) Team ingles – Yan Gomes C
(159) West Coast Vindicators – Eric Hosmer 1B
(160) Leyland Marlboros – Zach Britton RP
(161) Suck muh PEN1s – Ben Revere CF
(162) Hit the Damn Ball – Steve Pearce 1B
(163) prime numbers – Daniel Murphy 2B
** (164) Bible Thump – Joaquin Benoit RP
(165) Napoli Everth After – Hector Rondon RP
(166) Team Hennessy – Justin Morneau 1B
(167) Team F – Andrew Cashner SP
(168) Operation Shutdown – Neftali Feliz RP

Street and Benoit, probably some of the earliest closers Ive taken in a RCL. Hopefully they’re worth the price.

Round: 15
(169) Operation Shutdown – Jedd Gyorko 2B
(170) Team F – Chase Utley 2B
(171) Team Hennessy – Jake McGee RP
(172) Napoli Everth After – Francisco Rodriguez RP
** (173) Bible Thump – Avisail Garcia RF
(174) prime numbers – Anibal Sanchez SP
(175) Hit the Damn Ball – Addison Reed RP
(176) Suck muh PEN1s – Curtis Granderson RF
(177) Leyland Marlboros – Mike Fiers SP
(178) West Coast Vindicators – Howie Kendrick 2B
(179) Team ingles – Francisco Liriano SP
(180) Gold Dust Twins – Shin-Soo Choo LF

Avisail Garcia, a power-upside pick.

Round: 16
(181) Gold Dust Twins – Yadier Molina C
(182) Team ingles – Jered Weaver SP
(183) West Coast Vindicators – Andrew Miller RP
(184) Leyland Marlboros – Brian McCann C
(185) Suck muh PEN1s – Michael Pineda SP
(186) Hit the Damn Ball – Adam LaRoche 1B
(187) prime numbers – Ian Kennedy SP
** (188) Bible Thump – Jean Segura SS
(189) Napoli Everth After – Lorenzo Cain CF
(190) Team Hennessy – Martin Prado 3B
(191) Team F – Erick Aybar SS
(192) Operation Shutdown – Collin McHugh SP

At #188, and SS still unaddressed, I’ll take the risk on Segura and hope for some kind of return to the form that made him SS#1 a few seasons ago.

Round: 17
(193) Operation Shutdown – Alcides Escobar SS
(194) Team F – Aramis Ramirez 3B
(195) Team Hennessy – Drew Smyly SP
(196) Napoli Everth After – Matt Shoemaker SP
** (197) Bible Thump – Taijuan Walker SP
(198) prime numbers – Jose Quintana SP
(199) Hit the Damn Ball – Adam Eaton CF
(200) Suck muh PEN1s – Jose Fernandez SP
(201) Leyland Marlboros – Marlon Byrd RF
(202) West Coast Vindicators – Tyler Clippard RP
(203) Team ingles – Dallas Keuchel SP
(204) Gold Dust Twins – Jenrry Mejia RP

Round: 18
(205) Gold Dust Twins – Rick Porcello SP
(206) Team ingles – Hyun-Jin Ryu SP
(207) West Coast Vindicators – Matt Wieters C
(208) Leyland Marlboros – Drew Hutchison SP
(209) Suck muh PEN1s – Brett Cecil RP
(210) Hit the Damn Ball – Wilson Ramos C
(211) prime numbers – Russell Martin C
** (212) Bible Thump – Luke Gregerson RP
(213) Napoli Everth After – Brad Boxberger RP
(214) Team Hennessy – Carl Crawford LF
(215) Team F – Jake Odorizzi SP
(216) Operation Shutdown – Joe Nathan RP

Pretty nice to be able to get Walker and Gregerson this late. I think they’ll both be solid additions to the pitching staff.

Round: 19
(217) Operation Shutdown – Steven Souza RF
(218) Team F – Sean Doolittle RP
(219) Team Hennessy – Travis Wood SP
(220) Napoli Everth After – Santiago Casilla RP
** (221) Bible Thump – Brandon Belt 1B
(222) prime numbers – Jhonny Peralta SS
(223) Hit the Damn Ball – LaTroy Hawkins RP
(224) Suck muh PEN1s – James Paxton SP
(225) Leyland Marlboros – Scooter Gennett 2B
(226) West Coast Vindicators – Shelby Miller SP
(227) Team ingles – Arismendy Alcantara 2B
(228) Gold Dust Twins – Rougned Odor 2B

Round: 20
(229) Gold Dust Twins – Justin Verlander SP
(230) Team ingles – Carlos Martinez SP
(231) West Coast Vindicators – Scott Kazmir SP
(232) Leyland Marlboros – Wily Peralta SP
(233) Suck muh PEN1s – Ken Giles RP
(234) Hit the Damn Ball – Michael Morse 1B
(235) prime numbers – Aaron Sanchez SP
** (236) Bible Thump – Travis d’Arnaud C
(237) Napoli Everth After – Brett Lawrie 3B
(238) Team Hennessy – CC Sabathia SP
(239) Team F – Joe Mauer 1B
(240) Operation Shutdown – A.J. Burnett SP

Round: 21
(241) Operation Shutdown – Mike Napoli 1B
(242) Team F – Coco Crisp CF
(243) Team Hennessy – Michael Cuddyer RF
(244) Napoli Everth After – Nick Markakis RF
** (245) Bible Thump – Marcus Semien 3B
(246) prime numbers – Austin Jackson CF
(247) Hit the Damn Ball – Edward Mujica RP
(248) Suck muh PEN1s – Sergio Romo RP
(249) Leyland Marlboros – Wilin Rosario C
(250) West Coast Vindicators – Danny Salazar SP
(251) Team ingles – Yasmany Tomas RF
(252) Gold Dust Twins – Denard Span CF

Round: 22
(253) Gold Dust Twins – Wade Davis RP
(254) Team ingles – Carlos Beltran RF
(255) West Coast Vindicators – Torii Hunter RF
(256) Leyland Marlboros – Jesse Hahn SP
(257) Suck muh PEN1s – Mike Zunino C
(258) Hit the Damn Ball – Chris Tillman SP
(259) prime numbers – R.A. Dickey SP
** (260) Bible Thump – Nick Castellanos 3B
(261) Napoli Everth After – Chase Headley 3B
(262) Team Hennessy – Nathan Eovaldi SP
(263) Team F – Andrelton Simmons SS
(264) Operation Shutdown – Desmond Jennings CF

Round: 23
(265) Operation Shutdown – Matt Cain SP
(266) Team F – Matt Garza SP
(267) Team Hennessy – Jonathon Niese SP
(268) Napoli Everth After – Yasmani Grandal C
** (269) Bible Thump – C.J. Cron 1B
(270) prime numbers – John Lackey SP
(271) Hit the Damn Ball – Billy Butler DH
(272) Suck muh PEN1s – Ryan Howard 1B
(273) Leyland Marlboros – Adam Lind 1B
(274) West Coast Vindicators – Brandon McCarthy SP
(275) Team ingles – Asdrubal Cabrera SS
(276) Gold Dust Twins – Danny Duffy SP

Round: 24
(277) Gold Dust Twins – Mark Teixeira 1B
(278) Team ingles – Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
(279) West Coast Vindicators – Trevor Bauer SP
(280) Leyland Marlboros – Micah Johnson 2B
(281) Suck muh PEN1s – Joakim Soria RP
(282) Hit the Damn Ball – Derek Holland SP
(283) prime numbers – Kevin Gausman SP
** (284) Bible Thump – Ike Davis 1B
(285) Napoli Everth After – Jake Peavy SP
(286) Team Hennessy – Dalton Pompey CF
(287) Team F – Javier Baez SS
(288) Operation Shutdown – Everth Cabrera SS

Round: 25
(289) Operation Shutdown – Pat Neshek RP
(290) Team F – Yovani Gallardo SP
(291) Team Hennessy – Jason Hammel SP
(292) Napoli Everth After – Ervin Santana SP
** (293) Bible Thump – Adam Ottavino RP
(294) prime numbers – Josh Reddick RF
(295) Hit the Damn Ball – Dexter Fowler CF
(296) Suck muh PEN1s – Brandon Phillips 2B
(297) Leyland Marlboros – Rajai Davis LF
(298) West Coast Vindicators – Archie Bradley SP
(299) Team ingles – Michael Bourn CF
(300) Gold Dust Twins – Angel Pagan CF

A lot of utility players with some upside. Belt and Castellanos are kind of similar in my eyes. Hopefully one or both turns out to be productive. Cron and Davis form a power upside pair that I may be able to mix and match with minimal investment. Ottavino a lottery ticket on the hope that Hawkins quickly cedes the closer position to him in COL.

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