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Oregon Nut Cups, this is for you!

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:07 am
by JoeC
So there I am in my Razzball league draft on Sunday, having been granted the 7th pick of the draft and luckboxing into Joey Bats.

Ok, 3B is filled, where to now? Oh, man-crush on Giancarlo (check)...

Round 3 now and there's my beautiful horse, Adrian Beltre... he's a-comin' to me and I am more than happy to put him in my CI-and-forget-it position. Alas, he is taken 2 picks before my turn and I take Panda for the BA-help instead.

By the time we're in the 9th round, I still have no first baseman. It wasn't intentional necessarily, but I always chose to fill other positions in the first 8 rounds and now I'm gettin' a little worried.

I'm looking at my rankings for the first basemen who are left... and who should be at the top of that list than none other than Mark Reynolds, Oregon Nut Cups' love child! We had this big, long debate on the value of Reynolds vs. Beltre on the Razzball forums and obviously it planted a seed in my head, because I was dismissive of Reynolds previous to the discussion. So, pick 103, that's me choosing Mark Reynolds without a gun to my head and slotting him in as my first baseman. :)

I owe it all to you, ONC! (as well as destroying any hopes I had of posting a good total in the BA category!)

Re: Oregon Nut Cups, this is for you!

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:15 am
by Grey
Nice!

Re: Oregon Nut Cups, this is for you!

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:21 am
by Oregon Nut Cups
Ha, I'm both happy and sad for you then. Enjoy those 35 HRs, though. Panda and him together make alot of sense. Panda's average is 'pure' in that it comes with very few walks. Reynolds is going to nab you about 80 BB compared to probably 40 from Panda over a 600 PA season. It seems insignificant, but at the same time those 40 extra AB coupled with 80 less from Reynolds adds up to a BA balance out bonus with Panda over the course of the season.

Re: Oregon Nut Cups, this is for you!

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:56 am
by Big Magoo
Sorry for snatching Beltre off the board ahead of you. I'd be more than happy to trade him to you though - a straight up deal for Joey Bats and we'll call it even :D