The 06010 Board Baseball Dynasty Draft

A Dynasty league is something that’s always intrigued me but I could never get one going since I didn’t know enough people that were this interested in fantasy baseball. Thankfully, I now have a connection to all the fantasy sports nuts through this website. I’m sure there’s other people that are in the same situation as I was and would prosper from learn from the interactions of this league.

I intend to revisit this league every month or so with its progress and let all you fellow readers in to the workings of a dynasty league. Hopefully, this will inspire others to start up their own dynasty leagues.

I first started the league by carefully selecting people who submitted their interest in joining the league and why they’d be reliable fantasy owners. This is a league that essentially has no end so I didn’t want someone who’d lose interest in the league if their team fell way behind after the first couple of months. I also selected a few people that had played in dynasty leagues before so that they can provide some insight in to how the league should run.

League Setup
-12 teams
-H2H categories (standard 5×5)
-Roster Size: 27 (22 starters, 5 bench)
-Keepers: 22
-Free Agent Auction Budget: $100 ($1 minimum bid)

I asked the league members to provide some feedback on their picks but as you’ll see, not everyone was able to provide their feedback. So, I’ll comment on some of the more interesting picks by teams that did not comment.

Round 1
(1) Belfast Blue Jays Miguel Cabrera 1B
(2) 1972 Winnebagos Ryan Braun LF
(3) Dropped Strike Three Albert Pujols 1B
(4) Oregon Duques Matt Kemp CF
(5) Portland SportsDesert Jose Bautista 3B
(6) Going Yard!!! Robinson Cano 2B
(7) Easier said than Dunn Troy Tulowitzki SS
(8) Grady’s Health Adrian Gonzalez 1B
(9) Respect Wood Joey Votto 1B
(10) Major Weasel Hanley Ramirez SS
(11) Buckwheat Say Aoki Prince Fielder 1B
(12) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Justin Upton RF

The first round didn’t look different from normal year-to-year drafts. Pujols at #3 was probably biggest surprise in this round.
[Ron Burgundy]
– Love getting Upton here, especially in a dynasty league.  I’ve taken him as high as 6 this year.

Round 2
(13) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Evan Longoria 3B
(14) Buckwheat Say Aoki Carlos Gonzalez LF
(15) Major Weasel Dustin Pedroia 2B
(16) Respect Wood Jacoby Ellsbury CF
(17) Grady’s Health Andrew McCutchen CF
(18) Easier said than Dunn Clayton Kershaw SP
(19) Going Yard!!! Giancarlo Stanton RF
(20) Portland SportsDesert Roy Halladay SP
(21) Oregon Duques Justin Verlander SP
(22) Dropped Strike Three Jose Reyes SS
(23) 1972 Winnebagos Ian Kinsler 2B
(24) Belfast Blue Jays Curtis Granderson CF

[Oregon Duques] – I normally don’t take any pitchers until at least round 6 but I found it too hard to pass up on an elite pitcher in Verlander at this point. He’ll hopefully be the anchor to my pitching staff for years to come. He felt like the best value at this spot.
[Ron Burgundy] – I think (hope) Longoria puts it all together this year, and position scarcity certainly plays a role here
[Dropped Strike Three] – I targeted outfield here, but my three went right before me. Popular opinion says that Reyes can’t reproduce 2011, but I don’t think he needs to in order to be a great 2nd rounder

Round 3
(25) Belfast Blue Jays Adrian Beltre 3B
(26) 1972 Winnebagos Felix Hernandez SP
(27) Dropped Strike Three Matt Holliday LF
(28) Oregon Duques Eric Hosmer 1B
(29) Portland SportsDesert Cliff Lee SP
(30) Going Yard!!! Tim Lincecum SP
(31) Easier said than Dunn Mark Teixeira 1B
(32) Grady’s Health Michael Bourn CF
(33) Respect Wood Brett Lawrie 3B
(34) Major Weasel Jered Weaver SP
(35) Buckwheat Say Aoki Ryan Zimmerman 3B
(36) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Cole Hamels SP

[Belfast Blue Jays] – I know Miggy is going to be 3B eligible in a few weeks times but I really like the look of Beltre this year and am happy to keep Miggy at 1B. Granderson was the first of a few early OFs I wanted to grab.
[Oregon Duques] – At this point, I was considering either Hosmer or Lawrie but went with Hosmer based upon the depth left at 1B. Hosmer, I feel, is on the verge of being a first round talent for many years to come.
[Ron Burgundy] – Not all that thrilled with the auto-pick here.  I had ranked Hamels a little higher in my pre-rankings so it really was my call I guess.  If he goes to LA next year this turns out to be a great pick
[Dropped Strike Three] – Mr Consistency, Matt Holliday, is what I consider to be the top of the 2nd tier of outfielders. I wanted to fill my OF with HR and RBI guys.

Round 4
(37) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Jay Bruce RF
(38) Buckwheat Say Aoki Hunter Pence RF
(39) Major Weasel David Wright 3B
(40) Respect Wood Ben Zobrist 2B
(41) Grady’s Health Dan Haren SP
(42) Easier said than Dunn Pablo Sandoval 3B
(43) Going Yard!!! Paul Konerko 1B
(44) Portland SportsDesert Josh Hamilton LF
(45) Oregon Duques Brandon Phillips 2B
(46) Dropped Strike Three Carlos Santana C
(47) 1972 Winnebagos Elvis Andrus SS
(48) Belfast Blue Jays CC Sabathia SP

David Wright at #39 is great value in a dynasty league. He may struggle a bit this year due to his injury but with closer fences at Citi Field should hopefully get his HR numbers back up.
[Oregon Duques]
– I was considering Uggla at this spot but ultimately chose Phillips’ all-around solid numbers.
[Belfast Blue Jays]
– A good man can admit his mistakes. And here is my first, CC was the wrong choice here. If I’m honest I was looking at Mike Napoli’s stats and hit draft player without noticing CC was highlighted (it’s been a busy week…). I really wanted to grab Greinke here but alas, I’m an idiot.
[Ron Burgundy] – Love the Bruce pick here.  His numbers get better every year, and he plays in a hitters park.  Very happy.
[Dropped Strike Three] – I’m buying on Carlos Santana in every league I can this year. His 2nd half more than made up for his 1st half and I can afford the slight BA hit.

Round 5
(49) Belfast Blue Jays Mike Napoli C
(50) 1972 Winnebagos Zack Greinke SP
(51) Dropped Strike Three Nelson Cruz RF
(52) Oregon Duques Carl Crawford LF
(53) Portland SportsDesert Dan Uggla 2B
(54) Going Yard!!! David Price SP
(55) Easier said than Dunn Brian McCann C
(56) Grady’s Health Starlin Castro SS
(57) Respect Wood Alex Gordon LF
(58) Major Weasel Craig Kimbrel RP
(59) Buckwheat Say Aoki Michael Morse 1B
(60) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Desmond Jennings LF

First closer comes off the board at #58 with Kimbrel. He put up excellent numbers last season and he’s only in his 2nd year. It may have been a bit of a stretch in a dynasty league, given the recent volatility of the closer position. It’s still worth it to lock up a sure thing.
[Oregon Duques]
– I probably drafted Crawford a little early but I’m banking on a return to form in the 2nd half of the season and lock him for the next couple of seasons. He’s been a first round talent until last year and I’m willing to ignore what happened last year.
[Ron Burgundy] – Again, pretty happy.  If this wasn’t a dynasty league, no way I take Jennings here.

Round 6
(61) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Matt Wieters C
(62) Buckwheat Say Aoki Matt Moore SP
(63) Major Weasel Alex Rodriguez 3B
(64) Respect Wood Matt Cain SP
(65) Grady’s Health Stephen Strasburg SP
(66) Easier said than Dunn B.J. Upton CF
(67) Going Yard!!! Jon Lester SP
(68) Portland SportsDesert Jimmy Rollins SS
(69) Oregon Duques Aramis Ramirez 3B
(70) Dropped Strike Three Mariano Rivera RP
(71) 1972 Winnebagos Drew Storen RP
(72) Belfast Blue Jays Shane Victorino CF

It’s interesting to see Moore go ahead of Strasburg considering all the hype that surrounds Strasburg. The selection of Moore probably triggered Strasburg going in this round.
[Buckwheat Say Aoki]
– I selected Moore at #62 with the thought that he will contribute immediately and give me a long term #1 SP.
[Ron Burgundy] – Really liked how Wieters was swinging at the end of last year.  He’s young, so I could conceivably have a tough position locked up for a few years.
[Dropped Strike Three] – I saw how things were shaking out with some of the drafters and I decided to put a premium on saves well before going with starters. No one is safer than Mo and I followed it up with Papelbon 2 rounds later. 80+ saves easy.

Round 7
(73) Belfast Blue Jays Yovani Gallardo SP
(74) 1972 Winnebagos Michael Cuddyer 1B
(75) Dropped Strike Three Michael Young 1B
(76) Oregon Duques Adam Jones CF
(77) Portland SportsDesert Lance Berkman 1B
(78) Going Yard!!! Asdrubal Cabrera SS
(79) Easier said than Dunn Shin-Soo Choo RF
(80) Grady’s Health James Shields SP
(81) Respect Wood Madison Bumgarner SP
(82) Major Weasel Rickie Weeks 2B
(83) Buckwheat Say Aoki C.J. Wilson SP
(84) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers David Ortiz DH

You can see people get worried about 1B in this round with a run on 3 of them. No real stretch picks in this round.
[Belfast Blue Jays]
– Thought about Bumgarner here but went for Gallardo for the Ks.
[Oregon Duques] – I like Adam Jones and wish he was turn that corner to being an elite player, as an Orioles fan. Had I put Harper on my radar, I may have taken him here.
[Ron Burgundy] – Blech.  Not happy with this (Ortiz) at all, the perils of pre-ranking I suppose.
[Dropped Strike Three] – I made the pick (Young), then started to worry about the age of my team a little. I think at this point, I was averaging about 34 years old for my team!

Round 8
(85) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Ian Kennedy SP
(86) Buckwheat Say Aoki Bryce Harper RF
(87) Major Weasel Ichiro Suzuki RF
(88) Respect Wood Brett Gardner LF
(89) Grady’s Health Kevin Youkilis 3B
(90) Easier said than Dunn Mat Latos SP
(91) Going Yard!!! Adam Wainwright SP
(92) Portland SportsDesert Chase Utley 2B
(93) Oregon Duques Jason Heyward RF
(94) Dropped Strike Three Jonathan Papelbon RP
(95) 1972 Winnebagos Cameron Maybin CF
(96) Belfast Blue Jays Alexei Ramirez SS

[Buckwheat Say Aoki] – I had Harper pre-ranked in the 70’s and wasn’t going to be surprised if someone took him much earlier. Obviously, finding him available at #86 I had to go for it. Others made their “stash picks” later in the draft. Too soon for Harper and Moore? My thinking is I could compensate the “loss” of these early picks for 2012 success for future success with my ability to find gems later in the draft.
[Oregon Duques] – Heyward was the continuation of my draft strategy to take players that will perform in future years. In a redraft league, I probably could’ve waited a little longer to draft him.
[Ron Burgundy] – So-so.  Kennedy is nice, maybe a reach in Round 8.

Round 9
(97) Belfast Blue Jays Brian Wilson RP
(98) 1972 Winnebagos Freddie Freeman 1B
(99) Dropped Strike Three Josh Johnson SP
(100) Oregon Duques Daniel Hudson SP
(101) Portland SportsDesert Ricky Romero SP
(102) Going Yard!!! Yu Darvish SP
(103) Easier said than Dunn Chris Young CF
(104) Grady’s Health Corey Hart RF
(105) Respect Wood J.J. Hardy SS
(106) Major Weasel Jayson Werth RF
(107) Buckwheat Say Aoki Howard Kendrick 2B
(108) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Jeremy Hellickson SP

[Ron Burgundy] – Another solid dynasty league guy.  Hellickson has honestly been better than I thought he would be and if he limits the long ball this year, could get me 15-17 wins
[Dropped Strike Three] – First starter in round 9, with Josh Johnson… and I fully expect round 3 potential.

Round 10
(109) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers John Axford RP
(110) Buckwheat Say Aoki Matt Garza SP
(111) Major Weasel Buster Posey C
(112) Respect Wood Jordan Zimmermann SP
(113) Grady’s Health Miguel Montero C
(114) Easier said than Dunn Michael Pineda SP
(115) Going Yard!!! Drew Stubbs CF
(116) Portland SportsDesert Ryan Madson RP
(117) Oregon Duques Tommy Hanson SP
(118) Dropped Strike Three Chris Carpenter SP
(119) 1972 Winnebagos Ubaldo Jimenez SP
(120) Belfast Blue Jays Josh Beckett SP

[Oregon Duques] – Hanson continues the trend of upside guys for 2013. I’ll stomach his ills for the 2012 season for sustained goodness afterwards.
[Dropped Strike Three] – This felt a lot better prior to the “out indefinitely” news for Carpenter. I underestimated the injury concerns.

Round 11
(121) Belfast Blue Jays Carlos Beltran RF
(122) 1972 Winnebagos Joel Hanrahan RP
(123) Dropped Strike Three Dee Gordon SS
(124) Oregon Duques Joe Mauer C
(125) Portland SportsDesert Billy Butler DH
(126) Going Yard!!! Derek Jeter SS
(127) Easier said than Dunn Brandon Beachy SP
(128) Grady’s Health Cory Luebke SP
(129) Respect Wood Alex Avila C
(130) Major Weasel Jose Valverde RP
(131) Buckwheat Say Aoki Gio Gonzalez SP
(132) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Rafael Betancourt RP

[Oregon Duques] – I had Gordon in my sights at this point and once he went right before my pick, I decided to go with Mauer to continue the trend of 2013 goodness.
[Ron Burgundy] – Any pitchers in Colorado scare me, but Betancourt seems like the real deal.

Round 12
(133) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Shaun Marcum SP
(134) Buckwheat Say Aoki Jason Motte RP
(135) Major Weasel Jhonny Peralta SS
(136) Respect Wood Heath Bell RP
(137) Grady’s Health Melky Cabrera CF
(138) Easier said than Dunn Anibal Sanchez SP
(139) Going Yard!!! Erick Aybar SS
(140) Portland SportsDesert Max Scherzer SP
(141) Oregon Duques J.J. Putz RP
(142) Dropped Strike Three Carlos Lee 1B
(143) 1972 Winnebagos Johnny Cueto SP
(144) Belfast Blue Jays Coco Crisp CF
Round 13
(145) Belfast Blue Jays Doug Fister SP
(146) 1972 Winnebagos Emilio Bonifacio SS
(147) Dropped Strike Three Hiroki Kuroda SP
(148) Oregon Duques Joakim Soria RP
(149) Portland SportsDesert Adam Lind 1B
(150) Going Yard!!! Tim Hudson SP
(151) Easier said than Dunn Jordan Walden RP
(152) Grady’s Health Neftali Feliz RP
(153) Respect Wood Neil Walker 2B
(154) Major Weasel Nick Markakis RF
(155) Buckwheat Say Aoki Jesus Montero DH
(156) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Andre Ethier RF

[Oregon Duques] – I probably should’ve gone with Montero or Andrew Bailey at this point but Soria looked like an undervalued player at the time. Also, the news of his arm injury wasn’t out yet.
[Ron Burgundy] – Hate Ethier, can’t stand him.  I should have moved him to the bottom of my list to prevent this
[Dropped Strike Three] – Stab in the dark here with a guy who plays for the Yankees who could rack up some W’s for me. Won’t kill me otherwise.

Round 14
(157) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Torii Hunter RF
(158) Buckwheat Say Aoki Andrew Bailey RP
(159) Major Weasel Ryan Roberts 2B
(160) Respect Wood Huston Street RP
(161) Grady’s Health Dustin Ackley 2B
(162) Easier said than Dunn Ryan Howard 1B
(163) Going Yard!!! Nick Swisher RF
(164) Portland SportsDesert Logan Morrison LF
(165) Oregon Duques Stephen Drew SS
(166) Dropped Strike Three Angel Pagan CF
(167) 1972 Winnebagos Mike Trout CF
(168) Belfast Blue Jays Mark Reynolds 3B

You’re starting to see a little more hyped young players start to go with Ackley, LoMo and Trout.
[Ron Burgundy]
– Regarding Torii Hunter, see previous comments about Ethier.

Round 15
(169) Belfast Blue Jays Marco Scutaro SS
(170) 1972 Winnebagos Mike Moustakas 3B
(171) Dropped Strike Three Yoenis Cespedes CF
(172) Oregon Duques Jaime Garcia SP
(173) Portland SportsDesert Scott Baker SP
(174) Going Yard!!! Justin Masterson SP
(175) Easier said than Dunn Kyle Farnsworth RP
(176) Grady’s Health Jason Kipnis 2B
(177) Respect Wood Brandon Morrow SP
(178) Major Weasel Justin Morneau 1B
(179) Buckwheat Say Aoki Brandon McCarthy SP
(180) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Ervin Santana SP

Should Morneau recover from his injuries, this is really good value for him.
[Dropped Strike Three]
– Cespedes fell right into my lap and might be the first pick I had with dynasty value in mind. The opening day CF nod was just a bonus.

Round 16
(181) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Gaby Sanchez 1B
(182) Buckwheat Say Aoki Carlos Marmol RP
(183) Major Weasel Alex Rios CF
(184) Respect Wood Brandon League RP
(185) Grady’s Health Martin Prado 3B
(186) Easier said than Dunn Kelly Johnson 2B
(187) Going Yard!!! Ted Lilly SP
(188) Portland SportsDesert Wandy Rodriguez SP
(189) Oregon Duques Paul Goldschmidt 1B
(190) Dropped Strike Three Jemile Weeks 2B
(191) 1972 Winnebagos Yadier Molina C
(192) Belfast Blue Jays Danny Espinosa 2B

[Ron Burgundy] – Not a bad turn here with Santana and Sanchez.  Like both players, especially Gaby in the 16th
[Oregon Duques] – Goldschmidt provides a nice source of power this late in the draft.
[Dropped Strike Three] – Jemile Weeks, Dee Gordon, and Jose Reyes should load me up on SBs since I drafted such a slow outfield.

Round 17
(193) Belfast Blue Jays Colby Lewis SP
(194) 1972 Winnebagos Colby Rasmus CF
(195) Dropped Strike Three Joe Nathan RP
(196) Oregon Duques Yunel Escobar SS
(197) Portland SportsDesert Chris Sale RP
(198) Going Yard!!! Jeff Francoeur RF
(199) Easier said than Dunn Adam Dunn 1B
(200) Grady’s Health Kendrys Morales 1B
(201) Respect Wood Mark Trumbo 1B
(202) Major Weasel David Freese 3B
(203) Buckwheat Say Aoki Javy Guerra RP
(204) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Tim Stauffer SP

[Oregon Duques] – I was hoping to get Rasmus in this round but that didn’t pan out so I went with a solid backup at SS (Escobar).
[Ron Burgundy] – Love the ballpark, not a big fan of the pitcher (Stauffer).  Seems like more of a spot-starter.

Round 18
(205) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Daniel Bard RP
(206) Buckwheat Say Aoki Daniel Murphy 2B
(207) Major Weasel Carlos Quentin RF
(208) Respect Wood Mike Minor SP
(209) Grady’s Health Michael Brantley LF
(210) Easier said than Dunn Josh Willingham LF
(211) Going Yard!!! Clay Buchholz SP
(212) Portland SportsDesert Gavin Floyd SP
(213) Oregon Duques Sergio Santos RP
(214) Dropped Strike Three Johan Santana SP
(215) 1972 Winnebagos Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
(216) Belfast Blue Jays Jason Kubel RF

[Oregon Duques] – I was in need of another closer and as an owner of Santos last year, I was glad to take him here.
[Dropped Strike Three]
– Santana is another pick to stockpile my “All Injured” list of pitchers.

Round 19
(217) Belfast Blue Jays Tyler Clippard RP
(218) 1972 Winnebagos Jhoulys Chacin SP
(219) Dropped Strike Three Ike Davis 1B
(220) Oregon Duques Matt Joyce RF
(221) Portland SportsDesert Carlos Pena 1B
(222) Going Yard!!! Edwin Encarnacion 3B
(223) Easier said than Dunn Bud Norris SP
(224) Grady’s Health Kenley Jansen RP
(225) Respect Wood Grant Balfour RP
(226) Major Weasel Raul Ibanez LF
(227) Buckwheat Say Aoki Mike Carp 1B
(228) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Aaron Hill 2B

[Oregon Duques] – I was looking to fill out my OF and Joyce was the best available OF. I liked what he was able to do in TB last year.
[Dropped Strike Three] – Love the potential this late and it was a toss up between Ike Davis and Duda. I went with the guy who had the better pedigree coming into last year.

Round 20
(229) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Lucas Duda 1B
(230) Buckwheat Say Aoki Vance Worley SP
(231) Major Weasel Brett Myers SP
(232) Respect Wood Brennan Boesch LF
(233) Grady’s Health Ricky Nolasco SP
(234) Easier said than Dunn Ryan Dempster SP
(235) Going Yard!!! Wilson Ramos C
(236) Portland SportsDesert Matt Capps RP
(237) Oregon Duques John Danks SP
(238) Dropped Strike Three Delmon Young LF
(239) 1972 Winnebagos Chris Perez RP
(240) Belfast Blue Jays Jonathan Sanchez SP

[Ron Burgundy] – Very interested to see what Duda can do this year, he played very well at the end of last year, not bad for the 20th

Round 21
(241) Belfast Blue Jays Jonathon Niese SP
(242) 1972 Winnebagos Mitch Moreland 1B
(243) Dropped Strike Three J.D. Martinez LF
(244) Oregon Duques Yonder Alonso LF
(245) Portland SportsDesert Geovany Soto C
(246) Going Yard!!! Chase Headley 3B
(247) Easier said than Dunn Brandon Belt 1B
(248) Grady’s Health Frank Francisco RP
(249) Respect Wood Mat Gamel 3B
(250) Major Weasel Jim Johnson RP
(251) Buckwheat Say Aoki Jonny Venters RP
(252) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Ian Desmond SS

[Oregon Duques] – Alonso should pick up 1B eligibility and should hopefully turn in to a solid 1B over the years.
[Dropped Strike Three] – JD Martinez has power for days but didn’t do much else in the last two months. I’m hoping he makes good in the long term.

Round 22
(253) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Jose Altuve 2B
(254) Buckwheat Say Aoki Vinnie Pestano RP
(255) Major Weasel Ivan Nova SP
(256) Respect Wood John Mayberry Jr. CF
(257) Grady’s Health Nyjer Morgan CF
(258) Easier said than Dunn Gordon Beckham 2B
(259) Going Yard!!! Peter Bourjos CF
(260) Portland SportsDesert Chad Billingsley SP
(261) Oregon Duques Austin Jackson CF
(262) Dropped Strike Three Mark Buehrle SP
(263) 1972 Winnebagos Addison Reed RP
(264) Belfast Blue Jays Dexter Fowler CF

What happened to Beckham and Billingsley? They used to be up and coming guys just a few years ago.
[Oregon Duques]
– I felt like I needed another source of SBs on my team so Jackson got the call.

Round 23
(265) Belfast Blue Jays Mike Adams RP
(266) 1972 Winnebagos Trevor Bauer SP
(267) Dropped Strike Three Alejandro De Aza RF
(268) Oregon Duques Drew Pomeranz SP
(269) Portland SportsDesert Edwin Jackson SP
(270) Going Yard!!! Chipper Jones 3B
(271) Easier said than Dunn Omar Infante 2B
(272) Grady’s Health James Loney 1B
(273) Respect Wood Jair Jurrjens SP
(274) Major Weasel Francisco Cordero RP
(275) Buckwheat Say Aoki Alfonso Soriano LF
(276) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Derek Holland SP

[Oregon Duques] – I had my sights on Trevor Bauer and with him out of the equation I got desperate. I don’t expect much from Pomeranz this year but he’s a good prospect to stash.

Round 24
(277) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Sean Rodriguez SS
(278) Buckwheat Say Aoki Alcides Escobar SS
(279) Major Weasel Ty Wigginton 3B
(280) Respect Wood Jed Lowrie SS
(281) Grady’s Health Allen Craig LF
(282) Easier said than Dunn Kurt Suzuki C
(283) Going Yard!!! Matt Thornton RP
(284) Portland SportsDesert Jason Bay LF
(285) Oregon Duques Julio Teheran SP
(286) Dropped Strike Three Henderson Alvarez SP
(287) 1972 Winnebagos Devin Mesoraco C
(288) Belfast Blue Jays Homer Bailey SP

[Oregon Duques] – Stashing another SP for the next coming years.
[Dropped Strike Three] – I needed to lower my average age somehow!

Round 25
(289) Belfast Blue Jays J.P. Arencibia C
(290) 1972 Winnebagos Eduardo Nunez SS
(291) Dropped Strike Three Trevor Cahill SP
(292) Oregon Duques Sergio Romo RP
(293) Portland SportsDesert Jason Bartlett SS
(294) Going Yard!!! Johnny Giavotella 2B
(295) Easier said than Dunn Danny Valencia 3B
(296) Grady’s Health Luke Gregerson RP
(297) Respect Wood Zack Cozart SS
(298) Major Weasel Jose Tabata LF
(299) Buckwheat Say Aoki Ryan Doumit C
(300) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Chris Davis 3B

[Buckwheat Say Aoki] – I like Doumit and have hopes he could fill a void in my OF should he gain eligibility there and Montero gains C eligibility.

Round 26
(301) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Cliff Pennington SS
(302) Buckwheat Say Aoki Andrew Cashner RP
(303) Major Weasel Phil Hughes SP
(304) Respect Wood Justin Smoak 1B
(305) Grady’s Health Brian Fuentes RP
(306) Easier said than Dunn Jake Peavy SP
(307) Going Yard!!! Russell Martin C
(308) Portland SportsDesert Ryan Raburn 2B
(309) Oregon Duques Salvador Perez C
(310) Dropped Strike Three Domonic Brown RF
(311) 1972 Winnebagos David Robertson RP
(312) Belfast Blue Jays David Hernandez RP

[Buckwheat Say Aoki] – Cashner could be a closer in 2012 should Huston Street fail and/or be traded.
[Oregon Duques] – By this point, I was looking for high upside guys to fill out the roster. If Mauer doesn’t work out or get injured, I’m hoping Perez will have returned to action by then. He’ll probably start the season on the DL so that’ll free up a spot for another pickup.
[Dropped Strike Three] – With the Ryan Howard and Chase Utley injuries, both John Mayberry Jr and Ty Wigginton will see extensive action in the infield for the Phillies. I think this leaves an outside shot of Dom Brown making the team.

Round 27
(313) Belfast Blue Jays Ben Revere CF
(314) 1972 Winnebagos Jeff Niemann SP
(315) Dropped Strike Three Josh Collmenter SP
(316) Oregon Duques Pedro Alvarez 3B
(317) Portland SportsDesert Aubrey Huff 1B
(318) Going Yard!!! R.A. Dickey SP
(319) Easier said than Dunn Jonathan Lucroy C
(320) Grady’s Health Anthony Rendon 3B
(321) Respect Wood Brandon Allen 1B
(322) Major Weasel Randy Wolf SP
(323) Buckwheat Say Aoki Lorenzo Cain RF
(324) Ron Burgundy’s Bombers Brent Morel 3B

[Buckwheat Say Aoki] – Cain should supply immediate OF support and I’m hoping his potential to reach his ceiling is greater than the likelihood he achieves the floor.
[Oregon Duques] – Post-hype sleeper in Alvarez? I’m hoping he’s figured out what he’s doing at the plate so he can replace Aramis Ramirez in a couple years.