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March 26, 2005

"Boardie League" Draft, March 24, 2005

The ESPN Boardie League held its draft on Thursday. Seventeen owners took part. As the defending champ, I am the commissioner this year. Bascially, I set up the league and told everyone to show up at the right time. Tough work.

This league has some odd parameters. First, it's a 6x6 league. OBP and slugging replace batting average, and innings are added to the typical categories in a 5x5 league. Second, three of the four outfielders must fit a left/center/right designation. Third, no bench. Every player drafted is active.

I was reasonably pleased with my results. I wanted Jim Edmonds in the second round but settled for Sheffield when the owner before me snagged Edmonds. The same owner drafted CF Aaron Rowand just before me, but I was satisfied to pick Preston Wilson in the following round. My choice of Latroy Hawkins in the 12th round seemed to cause the most frustration among other owners.

My draft:

Position Player
Round
Pick
C J. Posada
5
75
1B T. Helton
1
7
2B J. Uribe (2B/3B/SS)
7
109
3B M. Ensberg
15
245
SS C. Izturis
14
231
IF B. Roberts
17
279
LF H. Matsui
4
61
CF P. Wilson
9
143
RF G. Sheffield
2
27
OF L. Ford (LF/CF/RF)
10
163
UT J. Guillén
11
177
UT J. Cruz
16
265
SP P. Martínez
3
41
SP L. Hernández
8
129
SP J. Thomson
13
211
RP T. Hoffman
6
95
RP L. Hawkins
12
197
RP B. Donnelly
20
333
P N. Lowry
18
299
P D. Bush
19
313
P A. Reyes
21
347
Position Player
Round
Pick
1B T. Helton
1
7
RF G. Sheffield
2
27
SP P. Martínez
3
41
LF H. Matsui
4
61
C J. Posada
5
75
RP T. Hoffman
6
95
2B J. Uribe (2B/3B/SS)
7
109
SP L. Hernández
8
129
CF P. Wilson
9
143
OF L. Ford (LF/CF/RF)
10
163
UT J. Guillén
11
177
RP L. Hawkins
12
197
SP J. Thomson
13
211
SS C. Izturis
14
231
3B M. Ensberg
15
245
UT J. Cruz
16
265
IF B. Roberts
17
279
P N. Lowry
18
299
P D. Bush
19
313
RP B. Donnelly
20
333
P A. Reyes
21
347

Posted by Lucas at March 26, 2005 02:23 PM