Last Sunday night a few of the Fangraph writers participated in a Mock Dynasty Draft. Today, I am going to give my thoughts on the 2B taken in the draft.
These 3 are the top 2B in the league. Personally, I would take Pedroia and Kinsler over Cano based on the SB potential.
R4 P5 – Dustin Ackley
The pick of Ackley was too high IMO for a few reasons. First, I think there were better established players still on the board from other positions like Mark Teixeira and Adrian Beltre. If, a person wanted to go the prospect/youth route Hosmer, Strasburg and Posey were still available. Also, Ackley seems to have limited potential and some 2B picked below him are probably producing at or above his peak.
I probably would have picked these 3 in the opposite order. With Phillips and Zobrist, a person has an idea that the player will be on the field regularly. It is not the case with Weeks. He is just too injury prone.
I would not be surprised to see one of these 2 in the top 5 of the final 2012 2B rankings. It is just a gamble on which one it might be.
Nice young pickups with potential. Kipnis has the chance to be stud.
R10 P12 – Howie Kendrick
I was a little surprised on how far Kendrick fell.
The three picks are about in line with what I expected. I see people being down on Johnson this year and he may be picked up in a lower round.
R15 P1 – Ryan Roberts
I am a little surprised to see R. Roberts get picked so early with a possible huge regression coming in 2012. The dual positions eligibility does add some value.
R16 P8 – Brian Roberts
Love the pick of B. Roberts. He has huge upside for a pick this late in the draft.
R22 P3 – Gordon Beckham
Beckham is a decent player to take a chance on. He may not be much in 2012 -or- he may have a break out year like Alex Gordon did last season.
R23 P7 – Jose Altuve
Altuve could be a regular in the top 10 2B lists for years to come. Playing in Houston hurts his value quite a bit. Look to see if he ends up hitting 1st or 2nd in Houston’s lineup for a jump in value.
R25 P6 – Aaron Hill
I would have taken him over Rodriquez and Murphy. Great late value.
R27 P9 – Jamey Carroll
A last round pick up. He will be waiver wire fodder in a day or two.
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