Saturday, June 04, 2005

Draft Challenge

Winning streaks are good. I tend to focus less on Macha and his moronic line-ups (which are back to being stupid) because the outcomes help me deal with the ineptness. A loss to Roy Halladay to snap the streak doesn't even bother me too much. I'm a realist. Setherton is going to lose to Halladay 95 out of 100 times, even if Macha manages to set the "right" line-up.

So with our mighty Athletics calming my nerves, I've been able to focus my attention on the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, which is just days away. The draft really tickles my fancy. I called in sick last year to listen to a friggin conference call. I'm weird like that.

Anway, Bobby over at The Future of A's Baseball has posted his predictions for the first two rounds of the draft. I'd like to challenge him and anyone else out there who thinks they know their draft stuff. The challenge will cover only the First Round and the Supplemental First Round.

It's pretty simple. You wil get one point for every correct pick. Everyone who tallies a higher score than me will get a compilation CD of music that doesn't suck. And if the winner(s) don't like it, it's only because his/their taste in music sucks.

Good Luck. .......... Just Kidding.

First Round
1. Diamondbacks - .Justin Upton, SS, Great Bridge HS
2. Royals - .......Alex Gordon, 3B, Nebraska
3. Mariners - .....Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Long Beach State
4. Nationals - ....Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, Virginia
5. Brewers - ......Cameron Maybin, OF, T.C. Roberson HS
6. Blue Jays - ....Ricky Romero, LHP, Cal-State Fullerton
7. Rockies - ......Luke Hochevar, RHP, Tennessee
8. Devil Rays - ...Mike Pelfrey, RHP, Wichita State
9. Mets - .........Craig Hansen, RHP, St. John's
10. Tigers - ......Wade Townsend, RHP, Formerly of Rice
11. Pirates - .....Andrew McCutchen, OF, Fort Meade HS
12. Reds - ........Jeff Clement, C, USC
13. Orioles - .....Mark Pawelek, LHP, Springville HS
14. Indians - .....Ryan Braun, 3B, University of Miami
15. White Sox - ...Brian Bogusevic, LHP, Tulane
16. Marlins - .....Chris Volstad, RHP, Palm Beach Gardens
17. Yankees - .....Jay Bruce, OF, West Brook HS
18. Padres - ......Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Oregon State
19. Rangers - .....Cesar Carrillo, RHP, Miami
20. Cubs - ........C.J. Henry, SS, Putnam City HS
21. Athletics - ...Trevor Crowe, OF, Arizona
22. Marlins - .....Cliff Pennington, SS, Texas A&M
23. Red Sox - .....Matt Torra, RHP, Massachusetts
24. Astros - ......Mark McCormick, RHP, Baylor
25. Twins - .......Brandon Snyder, C-SS, Westfield HS
26. Red Sox - .....Taylor Teagarden, C, Texas
27. Braves - ......Bryan Morris, RHP, Tullahoma HS
28. Cardinals - ...John Mayberry Jr., 1B, Stanford
29. Marlins - .....Colby Rasmus, OF, Russell County HS
30. Cardinals - ...Cesar Ramos, LHP, Long Beach State

Supplemental First Round
31. Diamondbacks - Lance Broadway, RHP, Texas Christian
32. Rockies - .....John Drennen, OF, Rancho Bernardo HS
33. Indians - .....Jed Lowrie, 2B, Stanford
34. Marlins - .....Michael Bowden, RHP, Waubonsie Valley
35. Padres - ......Henry Sanchez, 1B, Mission Bay HS
36. Athletics - ...Travis Buck, 3B-OF, Arizona State
37. Angels - ......Daniel Carte, OF, Winthrop U.
38. Astros - ......Stephen Head, 1B, Mississippi
39. Twins - .......Justin Bristow, 3B, Mills Godwin HS
40. Dodgers - .....Jacob Marceaux, RHP, McNeese State
41. Braves - ......Chaz Roe, RHP, Lafayette HS
42. Red Sox - .....Joey Devine, RHP, North Carolina State
43. Cardinals - ...Tyler Greene, SS, Georgia Tech
44. Marlins - .....Brett Jacobson, RHP, Cactus Shadows HS
45. Red Sox -......Brett Hayes, C-OF, Nevada
46. Cardinals - ...J. Brent Cox, RHP, Texas
47. Red Sox - .....Matt Garza, RHP, Fresno State
48. Orioles - .....Craig Italiano, RHP, Flower Mound HS

Edit: Actually, it's probably best if you mail your predictions to


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post our predictions in the comments section?

Sunday, June 05, 2005 2:47:00 PM  
Blogger Roman said...

Or you can e-mail your predictions to

Sunday, June 05, 2005 3:07:00 PM  
Blogger CanYouSmellWhatTheHawkIsCooking said...

I won't even bother with trying to predict the first 2 rounds, but if Torra is still there at 21, we'll be taking him.

My number 1 choice for guys who stand at least a decent chance of being around at 21 is Cesar Carillo. I'd do back flips if we could nab him.

Monday, June 06, 2005 9:36:00 AM  

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