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Contreras, Miller, or Webb?

Postby EricF » Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:45 pm

I'm considering going with a version of the LIMA strategy, trying to go with only three starters, all of whom would put up good strikeout totals without killing ratio categories. I'm thinking about drafting two studs early, such as Pedro and Schilling, and waiting till later in the draft to get my third starter. I feel like Contreras, Wade Miller, and Brandon Webb will be available in the middle rounds.

Which of these do you think would be the best one to target?
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:56 pm

Webb is the best, but he wont be around in the 11th round. Youll have to go for him in the 5th or maybe earlier. Everyone is very high on him this year. If you dont get Webb, go with Miller, hes a lot better than Contreras.
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Postby EricF » Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:05 pm

Bloody Nipples wrote:Webb is the best, but he wont be around in the 11th round. Youll have to go for him in the 5th or maybe earlier. Everyone is very high on him this year. If you dont get Webb, go with Miller, hes a lot better than Contreras.


Thanks, Bloody. Hadn't thought to look at this before I posted, but I went to ESPN's live draft rankings, showing where players were being taken on average. The three pitchers were ranked:
Webb 87
Miller 108
Contreras 142

This confirms your ranking, but indicates that Webb may last till the 6th or 7th rounds.

Any other ideas for pitchers who might be available in that range who meet my qualifications? Thanks.
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Postby Collateral » Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:09 pm

i don't recall his #'s off hand but a guy who should really perform well this year is Santana. If those in your league aren't very knowledgable, you may be able to steal him late!

as an example, in my recent online draft (like 7 of the 10 were online so other 3 got some screwed picks) I got Mulder in the 7th, Beckett in the 8th, Santana in the 9th. (i'd stacked up hitters early rounds)

hope that helps
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Postby Baseballer02 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:43 pm

I've seen Webb go in the 7th, 8th, and 9th rounds in my last 3 drafts?
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Postby EricF » Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:58 pm

Yeah, I'd be ecstatic if Santana was still available in middle rounds.
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Postby Mordraken » Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:05 pm

Another guy that might sneak thorough is Rafael Soriano. And don't forget about Rich Harden. Carlos Zambrano may also be a good alternative.
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Postby jebatzel » Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:14 pm

Isn't Rafael Soriano still going to be middle relief?

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Postby Mordraken » Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:00 pm

Soriano could be a set-up guy like Santana... giving you as many strikeouts as a quality starte with a sub-3 ERA and sub 1.10 WHIP. He'll be as good as any stater available in the middle-rounds.

However, if given a chance to get into the starting rotation, he could be a stud (just like Santana).

He's not someone like Webb or Miller who are sure fire starters, but is defintley someone to target for your bench.

I have no clue where he's being taken in the mock drafts....
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Postby EricF » Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:05 pm

jebatzel wrote:Isn't Rafael Soriano still going to be middle relief?

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I hope so. I'm targeting him for a middle reliever position in my league which counts holds.
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