Also since I am so bored, I present......
The Rays Up
[C] - Travis d’Arnaud (Mike Zunino, Steven Vogt)
Losing Ramos really hurt here. Was hoping posty picked before me and had someone more important. I actually expect Vogt to be integral to my catching rotation.
[1B] - Wil Myers (Ji Man Choi, Yandy Diaz)
Myers has so much talent but maybe a trade somewhere would be beneficial. When healthy he is a 30-15 capable guy.
[2B] - Brandon Lowe (Joey Wendle)
Semi weak position for me but Lowe has potential to build on last years success. I meant to draft him as exclusive and luckily there were enough better multi position eligible options that he didn’t get snagged during the supplemental
[SS] - Trevor Story (Willy Adames)
Needed to address in the supplemental. Initially thought Story would be long gone by 11 and my plan was Ketel Marte for the middle infield dual eligibility but people cover those moving parts. Either way I was happy to move Adames into a bench role. He’s talented but not reliable.
[3B] - Yandy Diaz (Evan Longoria, Yoshi Tsutsugo)
Weak unless Yandy really busts out. Any of these guys could claim the everyday job. With how the Rays vary their lineups, Longoria will probably get the most consistent playing time but has the least upside)
[OF] - Austin Meadows, Hunter Renfroe, Mallex Smith (Kevin Kiermaier, Avisail Garcia, Manuel Margot, Corey Dickerson)
After Meadows, this is going to be a huge rotation. Renfroe has power, Mallex is starting for now because of his ability to add steals and triples, Garcia may be the most well rounded.
[Util] - Corey Dickerson (Yoshi Tsutsugo, Avi Garcia)
Another rotation. Dickerson might find himself as an everyday outfielder anyway......
[SP] - Charlie Morton, Blake Snell, Tyler Glasnow, Dinelson Lamet, Jake Odorizzi, Chris Archer, Brendan McKay, Drew Smyly (Ryan Yarbrough, Yonny Chironos)
Owning every Rays pitcher allows me flexibility to add and drop outside of Morton who was my top draft target. Luckily I have a little team diversity in Lamet, Odorizzi, Archer and Smyly... who I think may turn out to be a big time value pitching in San Fran. Was very bummed to not land Price. Odorizzi just doesn’t have the same upside.
[RP] - Kirby Yates, Alex Colome, Nick Anderson, Emilio Pagan, Sergio Romo, Chaz Roe, Diego Castillo, Jose Alvarado
Can’t mention enough times how I spaced out on Yates and my luck with him made my draft feel 10x better after missing so many nice pieces. I have three saves options for the time being. Pagan being traded to a non owned team was huge. I expect him to be one of the better holds guys and the next in line closer if anything happens to Yates. Between Pagan, Romo and the rest of the Rays relievers I should have plenty of holds opportunities.
Overall this team should be light on power and offense in general. We have some speed. Pitching will be the strength assuming health. Lots of high strikeout starters and potentially the top bullpen in the Geek Homers.