Swimming Upstream co-hosts and Marlins prospect experts Alex Carver and Daniel De Vivo battle Ely Sussman for the best active players in the Miami organization. The Dream Draft rules (2:00) allow for plenty of creativity. Which of us did the best job building a 12-man roster that can dominate the next decade?
Enjoy Episode 82!
These were the draft rules:
-Objective is to build the best possible team for the next 10 years (maximize MLB production for the 2021-2030 seasons)
-All players currently in the Marlins organization are eligible (anybody assigned to 40-man roster or MiLB affiliate rosters as of Nov. 23)
-Must draft players to fill C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OFs, DH, RHP, LHP and a “wild card”
-Two-minute time limit in between picks
Drum roll, please...
Team Ely: OF JJ Bleday, 3B Brian Anderson, 1B Garrett Cooper, OF Jesús Sánchez, RHP Sandy Alcantara, 2B Jon Berti, OF Jerar Encarnación, SS José Devers, WC (Wild Card) Pablo López, LHP Braxton Garrett, DH Corey Dickerson, C Chad Wallach
Team Daniel: RHP Sixto Sánchez, 1B Lewin Díaz, LHP Trevor Rogers, C Jorge Alfaro, OF Monte Harrison, 2B Isan Díaz, OF Kameron Misner, SS Nasim Nuñez, OF Connor Scott, 3B Osiris Johnson, DH Harold Ramirez, WC Edward Cabrera
Team Alex: SS Jazz Chisholm, RHP Max Meyer, LHP Dax Fulton, C Will Banfield, OF Peyton Burdick, OF Griffin Conine, 3B José Salas, 1B Nic Ready, OF Víctor Víctor Mesa, 2B Ian Lewis, DH Lewis Brinson, WC Eury Pérez
Who drafted the best team?
This poll is closed
You’ll notice some similarities between this and the first-ever Dream Draft involving Ely, Jacob Carrion and Shane Sutton. Sixto, Jazz and BA were selected within the top four overall picks back then, too.
You can Dream Draft at home! The rules above are applicable year-round for groups of two, three or four, and not only for Marlins fans, but those of any MLB organization.
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