Thread: Stage Four

It doesn’t exist. But we keep hoping.

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With the eighth pick in the last round, Jeff Erickson looked like he bathed himself in Yoohoo for the second time in three tries, jumping from fifth (or thereabouts) with the pick of Russ Springer.

Russ Springer!

And then, with the tenth pick in the last round, Fred Zinkie jumped from fifth (or thereabouts) to first -- by nine points -- with the pick of Ryan Klesko.

Wow! What an ending. 

I have no idea how it happened.

I missed a lot of the action; I suspect if I had watched every pick, I still wouldn't know.

Hopefully, Peter, who finished third, will tell us in due course.

I'm sure he's pretty tired. It's an exhausting 3 1/2 hours.

Alex Patton Alex
May 14

Doug Dennis looks like he's punted batting average (2 pts) and he's batting .293!

Alex Patton Alex
May 14

In Round 14 eight teams have batting averages of .300 or better. When it's all over more will.

Alex Patton Alex
May 14

Thru 5 rounds, Peter has taken 4 pitchers ... hmmm ... I'll say it ... "I don't like it" ... we shall see ... if the depth of hitting is there, and the pitching value is very top heavy, then he's in GREAT shape ... I have not looked at the distributions enough to have a feel ... it's fun to watch the standings evolve ...

UPDATE: Now 5 pitchers thru 6 rounds ... on the other hand, someone has already taken Omar Daal and Pete Harnish ... so ... good pitchers seem VERY likely hard to find from here on out ... clearly that works to Peter's favor ...

UPDATE: Now 6 pitchers thru 7 rounds ... and 15 of the last 20 picks have been pitchers ... 

UPDATE: Thru 8 rounds, Peter is last in HRs, RsBI, and Rs ... and in first place overall ... (with 76 points)

UPDATE: Thru 9 rounds, dropped 3 points and 1 place (ie. 2nd place with 73 points)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 14

I have the #1 pick next week and being an old 'Spos fan I'm not sure which direction I'll be going. I sure would have liked to have seen that rotation anchored by Pedro and RJ for about five years. Have fun tonight, Peter!

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
May 13

Don't tip your hand Peter!

No, those are the two best and it's a long drop to No. 3. Peter almost won Round 2, is the odds-on favorite to win to win Round 3.

No pressure.

Alex Patton Alex
May 13

I believe we're starting at 8pm tonight, drafting 1999. I have the second pick, which should be Randy Johnson. Could be Pedro Martinez, they're a close 1-2.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 13

What does "tomorrow at 8" mean?  I think it's "tomorrow at 9:30" and I'm not seeing any updates in that spreadsheet ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 13

Here's the Google doc for the XFL 1999 retro draft tomorrow at 8, if you want to follow along.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qKKORTfmXmmx6AEwTUJ6Kn9yZ1G6xBWATq65oSx8_E0/edit?ts=5eb8a24c#gid=0

Alex Patton Alex
May 13

But only 79 strikeouts, if I remember correctly, making it hard to compete in that category.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
May 11