Mar 18, 2010

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In a fifteen-team league catchers are a valued commodity. Delon secured a pair of solid catchers in Geovany Soto and Mike Napoli. Getting them in the 10th and 12th rounds make them good value picks. They could easily be among the leaders in HRs among catchers by season’s end.

Delon invested in quality in his corner infielders with Prince Fielder, Adrian Gonzalez, and Kevin Youkilis. He should generate a lot of power from these slots.

With the middle infielders Delon went with a couple of guys with upside in Elvis Andrus and Scott Sizemore, as well as an underrated option in Jhonny Peralta, who has SS/3B eligibility.

In the outfield Delon went with an all-around talent in Nick Markakis, a speed guy in Michael Bourne, a couple of bounceback candidates in Josh Hamilton and Alfonso Soriano, and a low risk/high reward guy in speedster Carlos Gomez.

Delon secured a high-end utility player in Hideki Matsui.

His bench, which isn’t surprising in a league 450 deep, has some guys who have done well in the past (Edwin Encarnacion, Pat Burrell, and Xavier Nady) and a backup who was decent last year in Gerardo Parra.

There were some gambles in the pitching department. Jake Peavy, Tim Hudson, and Ben Sheets, who are all capable of putting together an outstanding season, anchor the staff. Veterans Andy Pettitte, Bronson Arroyo, Brett Myers, and John Maine round out the staff. The relief staff consists of closer Francisco Cordero with closer hopeful Scott Downs. Delon also secured several pitchers that could find themselves closing down the road with Fernando Rodney, Takashi Saito, and Mike MacDougal.

The team is built on power with a nice mix of speed. If the pitching gambles pay off, you could be looking at a contender.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 3rdStoneFromTheSun
    March 18th, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    Matsui is a nice utility player to have

    nice roster

  2. LestersLegends
    March 18th, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Yeah, Delon did a nice job with this.

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