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TCB Fantasy League Draft: Who Goes First?

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We are five days away from the TCB Fantasy draft, so let's have an open thread to talk about where guys should be drafted. With a 16-team league, this is going to be one of the deeper drafts that I've hosted, so where should guys like Roy Oswalt and Lance Berkman go?

For that matter, who goes in the first round? As a reminder, our point system does reward defense. Does that push Hanley Ramirez up to the top? Or is Albert Pujols still the unquestioned No. 1?

The other interesting thing about this league is that there are no rate stats. It's purely based on counting stats. Should that change the draft boards?

As a reference, here's the top 10 for our scoring system that was provided by CBSSports.com

All Players Projections MLB Our League Stats
Player Team 1B 2B 3B HR BB CSC DPT E HP KO OFAST RBI R SB-CS FPTS
Pujols, Albert  Free Agent 102 40 0 43 105 0 0 0 0 60 0 127 110 6 672.0
Fielder, Prince Free Agent 91 35 4 45 105 0 0 0 0 131 0 120 105 1 618.5
Howard, Ryan Free Agent 87 35 2 46 94 0 0 0 0 189 0 144 105 0 595.5
Rodriguez, Alex Free Agent 98 30 0 40 85 0 0 0 0 120 0 125 110 12 590.0
Teixeira, Mark Free Agent 100 40 2 38 75 0 0 0 0 114 0 125 105 2 588.0
Gonzalez, Adrian Free Agent 94 35 0 39 115 0 0 0 0 129 0 110 104 1 585.5
Braun, Ryan Free Agent 109 40 7 37 55 0 0 0 0 131 0 115 110 12 584.5
Utley, Chase Free Agent 100 40 0 30 80 0 0 0 0 102 0 107 117 20 573.0
Mauer, Joe Free Agent 132 30 0 30 82 0 0 0 0 62 0 100 100 4 567.0
Cabrera, Miguel Free Agent 118 38 0 35 72 0 0 0 0 121 0 115 100 2 562.5

 

This projection system doesn't include any of the fielding stats or HBP. As a comparison, here's the top 10 pitchers (while HBP and holds aren't projected).

All Players Projections MLB Our League Stats
Player Team BBI W L K HA HB HD INN K L S FPTS
Lincecum, Tim Free Agent 65 17 6 260 170 0 0 225.0 260 6 0 587.0
Sabathia, CC Free Agent 65 21 7 201 204 0 0 229.0 201 7 0 544.5
Verlander, Justin Free Agent 60 17 9 251 209 0 0 230.0 251 9 0 528.5
Halladay, Roy Free Agent 35 17 9 200 222 0 0 230.0 200 9 0 527.0
Hernandez, Felix Free Agent 70 18 8 220 215 0 0 230.0 220 8 0 524.0
Wainwright, Adam  Free Agent 67 18 8 200 215 0 0 225.0 200 8 0 500.0
Haren, Dan Free Agent 42 14 8 201 201 0 0 220.0 201 8 0 494.5
Greinke, Zack Free Agent 55 14 10 230 205 0 0 220.0 230 10 0 490.0
Lester, Jon Free Agent 65 16 6 220 200 0 0 215.0 220 6 0 490.0
Beckett, Josh Free Agent 55 18 8 205 201 0 0 215.0 205 8 0 487.5

 

We also need to come up with a good way to select draft position. I'm not averse to picking out of a hat, but if someone has a more creative idea, I'm all for it.

Oh, and here's a look at the divisions and team names so far. Some of the teams are still "Team 11," but we've got some creative entries so far.

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