1969 Draft League updated Team list

We now have 15 teams (not counting myself) taken for the 1969 Draft league. Here are the teams taken listed with the player they have decided to protect in the draft:

Team SelectedDraft Dice RollPlayer withheld from DraftComments
Oakland A’s465OF Reggie JacksonLots of good choices but Reggieball it is
Chicago White Sox662
LHSP Tommy JohnA good long term choice which
means Melton & Aparicio are available
Baltimore Orioles6911B Boog PowellBoog is good but I really expected one
Of the Robinson boys or Palmer
Atlanta Braves432OF Hank AaronAaron is an obvious pick but that means
Phil Niekro will go in the 1st round
Cincinnati Reds238
C Johnny BenchAnother team with too many good choices
Rose and Perez come immediately to mind
Los Angeles Dodgers840RHSP Don SuttonThe Dodgers didn’t have a lot of Wow
to pick from but Sutton is good
Montreal Expos742
OF Rusty StaubLe Grande Orange was the obvious choice
New York Mets611RHSP Tom SeaverHard to pass up Koosman, McGraw & Ryan
but not if the alternative is Tom Terrific
Pittsburgh Pirates396OF Roberto Clemente1st to 3rd on a single to right vs Pittsburgh
will be an adventure.
St Louis Cardinals139RHSP Bob GibsonAgain a lot of good choices but how does
one pass on Gibson?
San Francisco Giants820OF Bobby BondsMcCovey had a big year & Mays is
still Mays but Bonds was really something
New York Yankees891SP Fritz PetersonWould have never guessed this pick in
a million years
Cleveland Indians823LHSP Sam McDowellSudden Sam is still at his peak and will
make others miserable every 5th day
Washington Senators406SS Ed BrinkmanBrinkman is no Frank Howard but he’s a
solid defensive SS & hit a little in 69
Minnesota Twins0362B Rod CarewIt would take a Rod Carew to make anyone
Pass on Harmon Killebrew
Seattle Pilots6813B Tommy HarperHarper is likely the only player on the Pilots
that might go anywhere in the 1st 5 rounds

I took the Seattle Pilots on a temp basis to allow me to access the system but I’d really like the RedSox but I’ll hold off to allow any new player to get them. If I keep the Pilots my guy will be Tommy Harper who is the best of the lot but that means that Brooks is off my draft table

16 is a perfect number for scheduling but if you want in feel free to jump in and we’ll shoot for 20

One thought on “1969 Draft League updated Team list

  1. If it’s a keeper league — as much as I admire Gibson and think he’s objectively better, for the long run I’d have to take Lefty. Gibson’s going to be great through ’74; Carlton will go another decade.

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