Happy Easter! On this Easter Sunday, we should spend time with our families, enjoy some good food, and evaluate my final fantasy baseball draft before the season kicks off at 8pm tonight.

I was invited to play in a 12-team, 28 round Super draft on Friday night. It was super competitive, standard roto league. I had the 8th overall pick. Here’s what I finished with:


C- Mike Napoli, LAA
1B- Prince Fielder, MIL
2B- Robinson Cano, NYY
3B- Evan Longoria, TB
SS- Elvis Andrus, TEX
CI- Todd Helton, COL
MI- Stephen Drew, ARZ
OF- Ichiro Suzki, SEA
OF- Jayson Werth, PHI
OF- Nelson Cruz, TEX
OF- Adam Jones, BAL
OF- Cody Ross, FLA
UTIL- Garrett Jones, PIT
B- Brett Gardner, NYY


SP- Jon Lester, BOS
SP- Josh Johnson, FLA
SP- Yovani Gollardo, MIL
SP- Wandy Rodriguez, HOU
SP- Matt Garza, TB
RP- Joakim Soria, KC
RP- Leo Nunez, FLA
RP- Mike Gonzalez, BAL
B-  Brad Lidge, PHI
B- Andy Pettitte, NYY
B- Phil Hughes, NYY
B- Jeff Niemann, TB
B- Matt Thornton, CWS
B- Brad Penny, STL

Post Draft Reactions:

I really, really like my team. I have a good balance of power (Napoli, Fielder, Cano, Werth, Longoria, G. Jones) with speed (Ichiro, Andrus, A. Jones, Gardner). My pitchers should lead the league in strikeouts. My top five starters all had at least 180 K’s last year.

I only made a few mistakes during the draft. In the 13th round, I selected Adam Jones thinking that John Lackey or Brett Anderson would make it back to me to become my 5th starter. Both players were selected consecutively before my pick.

I wasn’t thrilled when I got Evan Longoria at #18 overall. I debated between him and pitcher, Roy Halladay, but I don’t like taking a pitcher in the 1st or 2nd round. I was banking on either Justin Upton or Carl Crawford falling to me. Again, they were consecutively selected before I picked. Talk about tough luck.

I punted saves. I referenced that closers are dime a dozen after the top is off the board. Both Broxton and Rivera were selected in the 5th round. Way too rich for my blood. I got Soria in the 10th. Big time value.

What do you think of this team? What are some strengths? Weaknesses?