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Mound Musings: First Year Player Draft Edition

Brad Johnson

For more than 25 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.

Itís always a highlight of my baseball season. Draft day brings an infusion of new, and hopefully, exciting arms into professional baseball and into the spotlight for fantasy baseball junkies like us. I settled in Monday night with iced tea and snacks, notebook in hand, and a list of pitchers I wanted to check in on. Where would they go? What would the film clips show? What would other analysts have to say? What a night! Obviously, this is focused on keeper and dynasty formats, but the top guys will be on redraft fantasy draft boards sooner than you might think.

Some general observations from Draft Day

Every draft seems to have a life of its own. In some ways, itís like a fantasy draft: A few picks will be predictable, some will totally surprise and others will be included in runs on pitchers, hitters, college players and high school kids.

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