The First Round Picks
|1||Albert Pujols(LAA - 1B)||Vancouver Canadians||505|
|2||Roy Halladay(Phi - SP)||9293bluejays||860|
|3||Evan Longoria(TB - 3B)||Al Kickurass||393|
|4||Felix Hernandez(Sea - SP)||Siba Style||648|
|5||Hanley Ramirez(Mia - SS)||The Big Units||218|
|6||Troy Tulowitzki(Col - SS)||Fear Franchise||460|
|7||Ubaldo Jimenez(Cle - SP)||Braunovan||431|
|8||Carlos Gonzalez(Col - OF)||Hooter Hunters||416|
|9||Cliff Lee(Phi - SP)||The Buck Martinez-ez||879|
|10||Tim Lincecum(SF - SP)||The Beav Sox||608|
|11||Robinson Cano(NYY - 2B)||Ravishing Rickybo||502|
|12||Ryan Braun(Mil - OF)||Team Avenger||579|
|13||Miguel Cabrera(Det - 1B)||Riverside Southpaws||544|
|14||Joey Votto(Cin - 1B)||Under Ceege||497|
|15||Alex Rodriguez(NYY - 3B)||Bulgarian Great"8"||264|
|16||CC Sabathia(NYY - SP)||Yonge Street Bombers||752|
|17||Jon Lester(Bos - SP)||The YzerJays||532|
|18||Adrian Gonzalez(Bos - 1B)||The Situ-Asians||506|
The busts of 2011 from the 1st round can largely be attributed to injuries. Evan Longoria, Hanley Ramirez, Ubaldo Jimenez and Alex Rodriguez produced far short of their draft positions for their respective owners. Each suffered through injuries from the start of the season and never fully recovered. Hopefully the owners find better luck with their 1st round picks in 2012.
Ryan Braun was the only drafted hitter from the first round who finished among the top five scoring hitters in 2011. Jacoby Ellsbury (611 pts), Matt Kemp (570 pts), Ian Kinsler (550 pts) and Jose Bautista (548 pts) were drafted in the 4th, 4th, 2nd ,2nd rounds. This probably makes Ellsbury (drafted by the YzerJays) one of the biggest deals from the 2011 draft.
LoC is an active fantasy baseball league. In total there were over 750 transactions made by the 18 teams that formed the 2011 LoC. That's an average of 42 moves per team. Of course, as Braunovan proved making the most moves (121) doesn't result in a top finish. The Bulgarian Great "8" really liked the team he drafted as the team was the only team in single digit transactions with 5. Interesting to note that the bottom four teams didn't hit the average number of transactions. The Buck Martinez-ez made a total of 58 transactions, just above the league average.
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