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recap of an amateur draft done before this season

So, before this season a Diamond Mind keeper league that I'm in, held a draft for 06 draftees and foreign free agents.  Five rounds. Picks can be traded, so you'll see the same teams a bunch.  I'm basically posting this because I'm interested to see how prospects are valued in actual exchange mode, like in a draft, and I thought this might be a good way of glancing at how prospects' perceived value has shifted over the season.

The draft:

1.- SF - Andrew Miller - SP

  1. - SF - Daisuke Matsuzaka - SP
  2. - MN - Tim Lincecum - SP
  3. - MN - Evan Longoria - 3B
  4. - ARI - Luke Hochevar - SP
  5. - CIN - Clayton Kershaw - SP
  6. - ARI - Travis Snider - OF
  7. - SF - Daniel Bard - SP
  8. - PHI - Billy Rowell - 3B
  9. - MIL - Akinori Iwamura - 3B
  10. - TOR - Joba Chamberlin - SP
  11. - ARI - Dellin Betances - SP
  12. - ARI - Brad Lincoln - SP
  13. - SF - Pedro Feliciano - RP
  14. - MN - Brandon Morrow - SP
  15. - HOU - Tyler Colvin - OF
  16. - CIN - Hank Conger - C
  17. - FLO - Kei Igawa - SP
  18. - TEX - Chris Parmelee - OF
  19. - SEA - Takashi Saito - CL
  20. - ARI - Kyle Drabek - SP
  21. - SEA - Pedro Beato - SP
  22. - MN - Greg Reynolds - SP
  23. - BAL - Kasey Kiker - SP
  24. - KC - Max Scherzer - SP
  25. - MN - Jeremy Jeffress - SP
  26. - ANA - Brett Anderson - SP
  27. - MN - Lars Anderson - 1B
  28. - NYA - Christopher Marrero - OF
  29. - ANA - Brett Sinkbeil - SP
Round 2
  1. New York (NL)- Young-Il Jung
  2. Tampa Bay- Angel Villalona
  3. New York (NL)- Angel Beltre
  4. Houston- Chris Davis
  5. Chicago (NL)- Matt Sulentic
  6. Chicago (NL)- Cedric Hunter
  7. Chicago (NL)- Tony Butler
  8. New York (AL)- Wes Hodges
  9. Philadelphia- David Huff
  10. Oakland- Bryce Cox
  11. New York (NL)- Justin Masterson
  12. Chicago (NL)- Cole Gillespie
  13. Chicago (NL)- Max Sapp
  14. Boston- Jason Place
  15. Chicago (NL)- Matt Antonelli
  16. Washington- Kyle McCulloch
  17. Oakland- Adam Ottavino
  18. St. Louis- Yohannis Perez
  19. Texas - Colton Willems
  20. Tampa Bay - Carlos Truinfel
  21. Cincinatti - Bryan Avery Morris
  22. Chicago (NL) - Emmanuel Burris
  23. Boston - Jon Jay
  24. Cincinatti - Kris Johnson
  25. New York (NL) - Trevor Cahill
  26. Chicago (AL) - Drew Stubbs
  27. Minnesota - Jermaine Mitchell
  28. New York (NL) - Adrian Cardenas
  29. Seattle - Juan Miranda
  30. Kansas City - Yuslan Herrera
Round 3
  1. Mets - Matt Sweeney
  2. Orioles - Preston Mattingly
  3. Mariners - Cyle Hankerd
  4. Astros - Ian Kennedy
  5. Tigers - Mark Hamilton
  6. Reds - Jordan Walden
  7. Mets - Jeff Manship
  8. Dbacks - Esmailyn Gonzalez
  9. Phils - Cody Johnson
  10. Brewers - Jeff Sarmizdija
  11. BlueJays - Brooks Brown
  12. Dodgers - Kyler Burke
  13. Rockies - Chris Coghlan
  14. Marlins - Kyle Snyder
  15. Mets - Kevin Mulvey
  16. Nats - Cory Rasmus
  17. Cards - Chris Perez
  18. Dodgers - Steve Evarts
  19. Rangers - Josh Butler
  20. Mariners - Chris Valaika
  21. Red Sox - Chris Huseby
  22. Marlins - Austin Bibens-Dirx
  23. Royals - Max McBride
  24. Dbacks - Balbino Fuenmayor
  25. Indians - Caleb Clay
  26. ChiSox - Jason Taylor
  27. Angels - Chad Huffman
  28. Mets - Daniel Dorn
  29. Yanks - Chad Tracy
  30. Dbacks - Marcus Lemon
Round 4
  1. Royals - Joe Smith
  2. Drays - Chris Tillman
  3. Drays - Tom Hickman
  4. Astros - David Christensen
  5. Tigers - Eddie Degerman
  6. Cardinals - Ryan Adams
  7. Brewers - Mike Felix
  8. Cubs - Drew Rundle
  9. Phil - Ronnie Bourquin
  10. BlueJays - Jeff Locke
  11. Brewers - Wade Leblanc
  12. Dodgers - Brad Furnish
  13. Rockies - Steven Wright
  14. Cubs - Garrett Olson
  15. Tigers - Don Czyz
  16. Nats - Colin Curtis
  17. A's - Sean Watson
  18. Cards - Josh Rodriguez
  19. Rangers - Chase Fontaine
  20. Mariners - Chad Rogers
  21. Marlins - Matt Camp
  22. D-Backs - Tyler Robertson
  23. Red Sox - Scott Sizemore
  24. Pirates - Sean Black
  25. Indians - Brent Brewer
  26. ChiSox - Joe Benson
  27. Angels - Sergio Perez
  28. Twins - Stephen King
  29. Yanks - Zach Zinicola
  30. Cubs - Moises Tejada
Round 5 (I ran out of steam here, didn't bother with the team names, and stopped keeping track as soon as I made my pick, which was Tanner)
  1. Chad Lee
  2. Felix Carrasco
  3. Glenn Gibson
  4. Drew Carpenter
  5. Lauren Gagnier
  6. Brennan Boesch
  7. Francisco Pena
  8. Wirfin Obispo
  9. Dustin Evans
  10. Craig Baker
  11. Steven Englund
  12. Matt Long
  13. Blake Wood
  14. David Freese
  15. Keith Weiser
  16. Jonah Nickerson
  17. Whit Robbins
  18. Aaron Bates
  19. Alex Cobb
  20. Brandon Magee
  21. Clayton Tanner
My team is the Red Sox.  I had no first round pick.  I ended up drafting: Jason Place, Jon Jay, Chris Huseby, Scott Sizemore, and Clayton Tanner.  I felt pretty decent about my draft at the time, especially about getting Huseby that late, but now, a year late, it's a pretty weak haul.  

I think the painful thing is that I was choosing b/w Jason Place and Matt Antonelli for my first (2nd round) pick, but was spooked a bit by Antonelli's lack of power in his short trial run, even though I'd identified and tracked him from the time of the draft as someone I wanted from his scouting reports.  I actually had Antonelli higher on my draft board, but lost my nerve.  The second (2nd round) pick was between Jon Jay and Adrian Cardenas, and I picked wrong again, it seems; looking back at my draft board, I had Cardenas a couple slots above Jay, but let myself talk myself  out of it, especially after reading John's strong opinions and grade for Jay on this site.  Again, I should've gone with my initial instincts and not relied so heavy on the smallish, early sample-size.  I still feel very good about Huseby, long term; he was the person left on the draft board I most wanted, and actually took him this time.

It'll be interesting looking at this draft again a year from now . . .

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