Dynasty Fantasy Team: Mike Bordicks
Each week I’m going to write a report on my new fantasy team. I have joined a Dynasty league team and have taken over the former user’s team. I decided to name the team “Mike Bordicks” because as you can tell, I have an obsession with Mike Bordick. Ever since his first pitch homerun debut with the Mets, I have been letdown so I figured I’d dedicate my team to him.
The team isn’t all that good. The few pieces at the major league level that are shiny are Stephen Strasburg, Eric Hosmer, B.J. Upton, and Miguel Montero. Two of those players I acquired. I traded Albert Pujols for B.J. Upton, Martin Perez (Rangers Top Pitching Prospect), Joe Benson (Twins outfield prospect), Jose Tabata, and Charlie Furbush. Miguel Montero was signed during free agency.
Here’s a list of my top prospects:
7 Jurickson Profar ss, Rangers
9 Trevor Bauer rhp, Diamondbacks
31 Martin Perez lhp, Rangers
50 Jarred Cosart rhp, Astros
87 Wilin Rosario c, Rockies
96 Nate Eovaldi rhp, Dodgers
99 Joe Benson of, Twins
– I recently traded Eddie Rosario and Ryan Lavarnway for the #6 overall pick in the International free agent draft. In that deal, I also acquired Ariel Ovando, an outfield prospect with the Astros; and shortstop prospect Brad Miller, who was selected in the second round of the 2011 MLB Draft.
The trade looks bleek right now, but it’s all about making decisions and learning to live with them. With the 6th pick, I selected Victor Sanchez, the Venezuelan of the Seattle Mariners organization. The reason behind this selection is because I am confident the Mariners can breed him correctly, as they have with many other pitchers. Also, Sanchez has been around for a while, so he isn’t a complete stranger. He’s going to be a project, but as I’ve stated, I am very optimistic.
I traded my original pick “1.18″ minutes before the selection for Pittsburgh Pirates RHP prospect Clay Holmes. Holmes was an overslot selection in the 2011 Draft. To me, he reminds me of Taillon and the Pirates seem to be drafting these taller, power throwers.
I spoke to Jim Callis breifly today and here’s what he said about Holmes:
Holmes is an interesting, physical HS pitcher, but I don’t think he was a $1.2 million guy for many teams, if any, besides the Pirates. We had him as a fourth/fifth-round type of guy. He’s a prospect, but we ranked him No. 15 on our Pirates Top 30, and depth is not that system’s strong suit.
As promised, I’d be updating this section. I worked hard today to get a higher pick, but had no success. So I waited until pick number 18 to select New York Mets right-hander, Domingo Tapia. Tapia could be a huge steal. I attended his lone New York Penn League start against the Staten Island Yankees and was blown away with his composure. His fastball wasn’t half bad too (sat in low 90s, I believe he might have hit 98mph that game).
Tomorrow, I have picks number 3 and 18. Lets see if we can keep the magic going. I’d like to find a hitter somewhere.