The Pollos have some options here. They can either continue on their do BADman for GOODman campaign or they can make some splashes before the draft and try to win this season. As of right now it stands that they will have the 2nd overall pick in the draft. They need someone who can pitch as well as hit and be available for the franchise tag. One player fits this bill, Kurtie Bird Willette. Willette is always on top of the league leaders for hitting. He was the best hitter in the Bones division in the 2015-W season and crushed the ball in the 2015-S season with a .402 average and 12 home runs. The man can also pitch.
They franchised journeyman player Jeremy Ellis, who was traded twice last season. Ellis is a solid fielder and #2 pitcher. In limited innings pitched last winter, Ellis did well. Time will tell if the #2 pitcher will be Ellis or if Mike Houle will need to hone his awesome skills on the mound once again.
Hitting: The Pollos will have a shot to land some great hitters this draft. Kirk Monbleau, granted he is playing, and Kurt Willette should be there for Houle to pick. Willette may edge out Monbleau based on the fact that Monbleau usually doesn't play in the Spring.
Pitching: Same story. Willette and Monbleau should be available and can both pitch, but based on player availability, the edge goes to Willette. The chickens need an ace though, if they hope to compete for the championship.
Fielding: Willette is a great fielder and if he's pitching, Ellis will be a solid fielder behind him. Fielding won't be the Pollos worst category.
A lot of holes need to be filled on this roster, so assuming nothing happens before the draft, the cock-blockers may find themselves with another top 4 pick in the 2016-S draft. There are rumors swirling out of Arlington that GM Mike Houle's has been burning the midnight oil on the phone trying to work out some trades before the draft starts. Things could get interesting in Arlington very shortly.
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Written by Nick O'Keefe
NEAWL Senior Staff