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My 2009 draft

I continued with my same pattern as last season, although I didn't think this draft had the depth the 2008 one did. I had the 2nd overall pick in the draft I traded away Jarrod Washburn, Reed Johnson, Carl Pavano, Doug Davis, Tony Gwynn Jr. and in an unusual move, Lars Anderson. I received the #3 overall pick, a 2nd round, 6th and 11th round pick for him. I also traded my #4 overall pick(as i was the 4th worst team in the league due to my selloff) and a 2nd round pick for the #2 overall pick and a high 3rd round pick. I really wanted to get Ackley and I got him with the #2 overall pick. At #3, I had a hard time deciding between Donovan Tate, Tyler Matzek and Grant Green. I even though about Bobby Borchering and Matt Davidson here, but it was just too high for them, but I really believe in their bats. I passed on Matzek because I didn't think he'd sign and I hadn't seen Tate enough to be sold on his potential. I also thought he might not sign and I'd loose his rights. Well on to the rest...

1 Dustin Ackley OF SEA
1 Grant Green SS OAK
2 Max Stassi C OAK
3 Kentrail Davis OF MIL
3 Max Walla OF MIL
4 D.J. Lemahieu SS CHC
5 Kendall Volz P BOS
5 Jonathan Singleton 1B PHI
6 Brad Stillings P MIN
6 Neil Medchill OF NYY
6 Daniel Tuttle P CIN
7 Virgil Hill OF STL
7 Preston Guilmet P CLE
8 Eric Decker OF MIN-didn't sign
8 Gavin Brooks P NYY
9 Austin Kirk P CHC
10 Sequoyah Stonecipher OF FLA
11 Nelfi Zapata C NYM
11 Aaron Baker 1B PIT
12 Michael Heller P PIT-didn't sign
13 Renny Parthamore P BOS
14 Justin Bour 1B CHC
15 Alibay Barkley 1B LAA
15 Kyle Smith P CLE
15 Ryan Hinson P SD
15 Wade Kapteyn P DET
16 Jack Murphy C TOR
17 Claudio Bavera P KC
18 Matthew Tone P MIN
23 Nick Tindall C MIN

I was excited to get Max Stassi in the 2nd round. I had him as the 8th best prospect in the draft. Then I got Kentrail Davis, who I had as the 13th best prospect in the draft. I liked Walla and thought his bat would play, even if the rest of the tools aren't there. His first season hasn't shown it yet. Lemahieu isn't hitting much either. Volz, Stillings, Tuttle, Guilmet, Brooks and Kirk are all pitchers that have a high ceiling but all have a high likelihood to bust. Jonathan Singleton has a huge upside and I was really happy when he signed. Neil Medchill had a good season last year, but is starting slowly this season. I was hoping Eric Decker would sign but..oh well. Nelfi Zapata, Justin Bour, Alibay Barkley and Aaron Baker are all 1B who have power potential. Renny Parthemore is one to watch though and I am hopeful he will turn into a top prospect.


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