Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Minor League Rosters pre-draft

Here is a list of the minor league keepers before the minors draft. These rosters will be used to evaluate your minors system according to Rotoworld's Top 150 prospects which should be up in March. Once your system is evaluated, a snake draft order for the minors will be determined. Once the draft order is set, you can do whatever you like with your roster. If you want to drop every guy and re-draft a whole new system you can. All we ask is that IF you drop guys prior to the draft, please tell us, and who it is you are dropping. Do not drop guys in the middle of the minors draft, it makes it hard for those of us who may have a draft board. More to come on the minors later.

Captain’s Lads

1) Elvis Andrus- SS- Texas Rangers
2) Taylor Teagarden- C- Texas Rangers
3) Kasey Kiker- P- Texas Rangers

Gramercy Riffs

1) Curtis Thigpen-C-Toronto Blue Jays
2) David Price- P- Tampa Bay Rays
3) Sean Doolittle- 1B- Oakland Athletics
4) Michael Main- P- Texas Rangers
5) Greg Desme-OF-Oakland Athletics

Felix Mantilla

1) Matt Tuiasasopo-3B- Seattle Mariners
2) Anthony Swarzak-P-Minnesota Twins
3) Daniel Bard-P- Boston Red Sox
4) Rick Porcello- P- Detroit Tigers
5) Oscar Tejada- SS- Boston Red Sox

Blue Ballers

1) Nick Adenhart- P- Los Angeles Angels
2) Gio Gonzalez-P-Oakland Athletics
3) Billy Rowell-DH-Baltimore Orioles
4) Mike Moustakas- SS- Kansas City Royals
5) Carlos Triunfel- SS- Seattle Mariners
6) Aaron Poreda- P- Chicago White Sox


1) Daric Barton- 1B- Oakland Athletics
2) Josh Reddick-OF- Boston Red Sox
3) Deolis Guerra- P- Minnesota Twins
4) Brett Anderson- P- Oakland Athletics
5) Neftali Perez-P- Texas Rangers
6) Sean O’Sullivan- P- Los Angeles Angels

Bruce Bochte

1) Chris Parmelee-OF- Minnesota Twins
2) Jason Taylor-SS- Kansas City Royals
3) Christopher Tillman-P- Baltimore Orioles
4) Mark Melancon-P- New York Yankees
5) Phillip Aumont- P- Seattle Mariners
6) J.P. Arencibia- C/1B- Toronto Blue Jays

Billy Martin

1) Ian Kennedy- P- New York Yankees
2) Dellin Betances-P- New York Yankees
3) Jason Place-OF- Boston Red Sox
4) Andrew Brackman- P- New York Yankees
5) Matt Mangini- 3B- Seattle Mariners
6) Alan Horne- P- New York Yankees

Supreme Clientele

1) Jeff Clement-C- Seattle Mariners
2) Desmond Jennings- OF- Tampa Bay Rays
3) Daniel Cortes- P- Kansas City Royals
4) Brandon Erbe- P- Baltimore Orioles

Whurlitzer’s Arm

1) Nolan Reimold-OF-Baltimore Orioles
2) Jordan Walden- P- Los Angeles Angels
3) Jeremy Hellickson-P- Tampa Bay Rays
4) Trevor Cahill- P- Oakland Athletics
5) Matt LaPorta- OF/1B- Cleveland Indians

Alphalpha Sprouts

1) Wade Davis-P- Tampa Bay Rays
2) Reid Brignac- SS- Tampa Bay Rays
3) Jacob McGee-P- Tampa Bay Rays
4) Austin Jackson- OF- New York Yankees
5) Jesus Montero- C- New York Yankees

Wade Boggs

1) Adam Miller-P- Cleveland Indians
2) Travis Snider-OF- Toronto Blue Jays
3) Lars Anderson-1B-Boston Red Sox
4) Michael Bowden-P- Boston Red Sox
5) Matt Wieters-C- Baltimore Orioles

YAZ Slashers

1) Jeff Niemann-P- Tampa Bay Rays
2) Brandon Wood-SS-Los Angeles Angels
3) Beau Mills- 1B- Cleveland Indians
4) Ryan Kalish- OF- Boston Red Sox

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Major League Keepers

Here are the 7 major league keepers for every team. Sprouts and Laddie will have theirs in later tonight. Please be sure that you exclude all of these players from your draft board. They will be assigned to your team in the first 7 rounds of the draft. Yahoo will place these players on your respective teams. The draft will start in earnest in Round #8 with Bochte picking first. I will post the updated draft order soon. Thanks to everyone e-mailing, posting, texting, and calling me.

Supreme Clientele:

Nelson Cruz- Rangers
Mike Napoli- Angels
Carlos Pena- Rays
Brian Roberts- Orioles
Dice-K Matsusaka- Red Sox
Matt Garza- Rays
Ervin Santana- Angels

Gramercy Riffs:

Jermaine Dye- White Sox
Ichiro Suzuki- Mariners
Vladimir Guerrero- Angels
Dustin Pedroia- Red Sox
Jhonny Peralta- Indians
Frank Francisco- Rangers
Armando Galarraga - Tigers

Bruce Bochte:

Adam Jones- Orioles
Justin Morneau- Twins
Asdrubal Cabrera- Indians
Kevin Slowey- Twins
Michael Cuddyer- Twins
Joakin Soria- Royals
Brendan Morrow- Mariners

Billy Martin:

Derek Jeter- Yankees
Robinson Cano- Yankees
Alex Rios- Blue Jays
Dioneer Navarro- Rays
Mariano Rivera- Yankees
Chein Meing Wang- Yankees
Dustin McGowan- Blue Jays

Wade Boggs:

Kevin Youkilis- Red Sox
Ian Kinsler- Rangers
Alex Gordon- Royals
Curtis Granderson- Tigers
Carlos Quentin- White Sox
Jon Lester- Red Sox
Joba Chamberlin- Yankees

Blue Ballers:

BJ Upton- Rays
Bobby Abreu- Angels
Orlando Cabrera- FA
Mark Teixiera- Yankees
Nick Markakis- Orioles
Felix Hernandez- Mariners
Zack Grienke- Royals


Johnny Damon- Yankees
Bobby Crosby- Athletics
Cliff Lee- Indians
Victor Martinez- Indians
Roy Halladay- Blue Jays
Nick Swisher- Yankees
Jacoby Ellsbury- Red Sox

Felix Mantilla:

Michael Young- Rangers
Jason Bay- Red Sox
Vernon Wells- Blue Jays
Justin Masterson- Red Sox
Jason Giambi- Athletics
Erik Bedard- Mariners
Delmon Young- Twins


Carl Crawford- Rays
Evan Longoria- Rays
Joe Mauer- Twins
James Shields- Rays
Joe Nathan- Twins
Josh Hamilton- Rangers
Chris Davis- Rangers

Whurlitzer's Arm:

AJ Burnett- Yankees
John Lackey- Angels
Jonathan Papelbon- Red Sox
Aubrey Huff- Orioles
Alexei Ramirez- White Sox
Howie Kendrick- Angels
Grady Sizemore- Indians

Captain's Lads:

David Ortiz- Red Sox
Miguel Cabrera- Tigers
Magglio Ordonez- Tigers
Jarrod Saltalamacchia- Rangers
Scott Kazmir- Rays
Francisco Liriano- Twins
Tori Hunter- Angels

Alphalpha Sprouts: TBA

Saturday, February 7, 2009

T -10 and counting/ minor league adds

10 days left until both major league keepers and minor league keepers are due. Yahoo has traditionally had their leagues up by the second week of February, so I anticipate getting the league up soon. Please check the "Super Bowl Eve" post to see how to access both of your rosters if you have not done so.

Please also remember that if you have a player in your minor league system who had 150 ABs or more, or had 45 IP or more at the MLB level, you must add them to you roster by the end of our draft or they become free agents and eligible for any team to bid on in week #1.
Daric Barton, who is on Team Ozzie, Jeff Clement who is on Team Clientele, and Brandon Wood, who is on Team YAZ, are the three players who need to be added this year. Ozzie, Clientele, and YAZ must add these players to their rosters in the draft (presumably with the last pick) or we can bid on them in week 1. Keep that in mind when finalizing rosters, scouting players, or moving players into the "do not draft column" on Yahoo.

When sending me your major league keepers, remember too that this is a "soft" list up until the draft, and that if you lose a keeper to injury or trade, you can add another player from your 24 man roster to replace him.

One final reminder- the draft will be the last Sunday in March at 6:30 EST/ 3:30 PST unless we can't get that slot (never been a problem before). Please add that time to your calender/Blackberry/i-phone whatever so you don't forget.
Thanks and I hope you guys consider paying me $17 mil like Selig.