Big League Stew’s Fantasy Fantasy Draft: Tapping fiction to create our own dream teams!
Of all the baseball playing characters in fiction, in all the world; every movie, TV show, book, video game, of all time, guess who was drafted #1 in the first round?
Yep. Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez!!!
Check it out:
MLB Fantasy Baseball Draft of Fictitious Baseball Players
1.01: - Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez, "The Sandlot" (Scott Pianowski)Unlike many of the picks in the early rounds, I'm not going to have signability issues with this pick. Rodriguez is also a high character guy (remember, he never gives Smalls a hard time), a five-tool athlete, and someone who plays a premium position. If I nail this selection, I've set up my franchise for 10-15 years. The marketing department already loves him. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.
5.06: Sylvester Coddmeyer III, "The Kid Who Only Hit Homers" (Oz)Seeing as how we've established these players are being drafted at their peak, this one is a no-brainer. In the book, the kid sucks until some "Ghost of Babe Ruth" figure comes along and gives him home-run hitting powers. On my team, he'll hit a home run literally every time he's up. So that ought to make my offensive categories a lock every week.