After 5 hours of drafting, the rosters for the 2009 AL Tout Wars teams are finalized. They'll be posting the final rosters sometime soon over at their website, ToutWars.com. Here are my final thoughts:
Best Value Pick (Hitter): Ben Francisco ($4), Steve Moyer; not the most attractive pick, but Francisco has a starting gig in a semi-productive lineup. He hit a respectable .266 with 15 HR last year in 447 AB.
Worst Value Pick (Hitter): Brian Anderson ($6), Sam Walker; Sam then claimed he thought he was drafting Garret Anderson... we'll let that one slide, although he probably won't enjoy his career .221 BA.
Best Value Pick (Pitcher): Kelvim Escobar ($3), Ron Shandler; Escobar is already throwing 95 MPH in camp, and they expect him to be major league ready by early May.
Worst Value Pick (Pitcher): Matt Garza ($18), Sam Walker; Garza proved himself to be a reliable pitcher last year, but he doesn't have the K rate or the track record to be worthy of $18.
A big thanks to Todd Zola, and you can find him in the NL Tout Wars, drafting tomorrow.
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