Not to be a total copycat from Dan the #1 Rays fan most recent post…but, I too feel that Draft day is the most exciting day of the year. The moment Ginger sets the league up, and hits the magic draft order randomizer, my thoughts become consumed with drafting the perfect team, from whichever spot i’m stuck with. I absolutely love the rush of finding out my draft spot. Regardless if it’s the tenth pick,… or the tenth pick. (screw you “randomizer”)
There’s always an immediate backlash of who is getting which pick, and who’s going where. Text messages fly between league members, and the speculation of what the order of players is going to be. Every year, I make a list of the predictive first round picks, based on rumors, hearsay, gut feelings, as well as knowing each members of the leagues tendencies. I share this prediction with anyone that will listen, and some that don’t. With this insider information, I’m locked and loaded to make the perfect pick(s). The interesting thing is, I never get these predictions right, which leads to me panic picking my first round selection.
Is this the year that I break tradition, and take a starting pitcher? Probably not.

The first two rounds of this draft is going to be wild. I think we see four pitchers taken in the first ten picks. I see elite bats to be had in the 3rd and 4th rounds. I anticipate that ten, knowledgeable fantasy players, with a hint of competitiveness, and a dash of stubbornness, are going to make the perfect recipe for this, our tenth and most exciting season of fantasy baseball!

Just for fun, I dusted off the crystal ball and have come up with my first round predictions:
1. Believe the Hype – Altuve
2. Rays those cowbells – Trout
3. RedRays – Arenado
4. Love Boat Captains- Betts
5. SportsmanMike – Harper
6. The October Boys – Scherzer
7. Roger Dorn- Sale
8. Stogies – Kershaw
9. Willisbetheyear – Goldschmidt
10. Yankeehaters – Turner, Kluber, Bryant, Rizzo, Machado, ??? Pick 2!

I honestly have no clue. I do have a phone call into Ms. Cleo. Here’s hoping she’s better at this then I am.

Happy drafting!

3 Responses to “Maniac”

  1. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Dave is back! It’s great to see you writing again! Your predictions seem to have some merit, but I’d be absolutely stunned to see Corey Kluber be the FOURTH pitcher taken. I could make an argument he should be #1!

  2. Dan the #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Also, did you capitalize every single team name but mine? If so, that’s like Russell Westbrook level of legendary petty. Lol

  3. Foul line Dave Says:

    Dan,, Dan, Dan…..the pressure of this draft is clearly getting to you. You’re over analyzing the capitalization of your fantasy baseball team? I’m a fireman, not an English major! The thought that I would try to get in your head at such a critical time before the draft is pure insanity. What kind of Maniac ( shameless title plug) would do that?
    And this Russell Westbrook fella sounds interesting… is he the closer fort the Rays?

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