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Postby bd3521 » Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:12 pm

I am doing my first dynasty draft this weekend with 24 TEAMS.

Does anyone have any tips and/or advice for my 1st Dynast draft (drafting from start/new league)?


anyone?

I got pick 6 of 24
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Postby bd3521 » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:20 pm

bueller?
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Postby cubbies1 » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:31 pm

there are projections at rotochamps.com that include age, i would suggest just drafting like a normal draft since this is the first year and try and bulid the best team you can, and dont really factor age in to much
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Postby Madison » Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:57 am

24 teams? That's a very large, very deep league.

Absolute best advice I can give you is to be familiar with as many players as possible between now and your draft. We all know the big names, and most of the players. In a 24 team league, you will want to know every single player out there.

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Postby bd3521 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:28 pm

Just found out I have pick 6 of 24 in the 1st round.

Here is the list of the players based on my projections next season in this league (scoring h2h)...

Player TM AG POS
Randy Johnson NYY 41 SP
Johan Santana MIN 25 SP
Jason Schmidt SFG 31 SP
Albert Pujols STL 24 1B
Ben Sheets MIL 26 SP
Vladimir Guerrero ANA 29 OF
Mark Prior CHC 24 SP
Carlos Beltran NYM 27 OF
Roy Oswalt HOU 27 SP
Todd Helton COL 31 1B
Jake Peavy SDP 23 SP
Alex Rodriguez NYY 29 3B
Manny Ramirez BOS 32 OF
Oliver Perez PIT 23 SP
Pedro Martinez NYM 33 SP
Miguel Tejada BAL 28 SS
Tim Hudson ATL 29 SP
Bobby Abreu PHI 30 OF

Anyone think I should for anyone player in particular @ 6 ?
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Postby KolbSaves » Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:36 pm

I would like to build my team around a young top hitter, the long term risk is much less than with a pitcher who's career could be cut short much easier.
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Postby bd3521 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:43 pm

KolbSaves wrote:I would like to build my team around a young top hitter, the long term risk is much less than with a pitcher who's career could be cut short much easier.


So I should trim my choices down to...

Albert Pujols STL 24 1B
Vladimir Guerrero ANA 29 OF
Carlos Beltran NYM 27 OF
Alex Rodriguez NYY 29 3B
Miguel Tejada BAL 28 SS
Bobby Abreu PHI 30 OF
Todd Helton COL 31 1B

Manny Ramirez BOS 32 OF
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Postby KolbSaves » Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:46 pm

Any of the first 5 (I'm sure someone ahead of you will take a pitcher) would be a great starting point for a dynasty team.
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Postby Mordraken » Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:02 pm

The inagural draft in a dynasty league is always interesting. In my experience, people over-value young players - for example - taking a 23 year old Peavy over the 40 year old Randy Johnson or 25 year old Mark Buehrle over the 41 year old Roger Clemens.

Now, with that in mind, you can usually pick up older players real cheap. If you get enough of them, you will have a loaded team this year that will win you the championship, and then re-build over the next 2-3 years. Your winnings this year will finance the losses you'll suffer over the next few years. But that said, many old players you'll be able to get cheap may be servicable starters for more than one year... or you can trade them down the road for younger prospects.

My strategy would be to pick a young bat with the first few picks, and then go with OLD reliable pitching for the next few... stocking up on quality pitchers like Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling that will all be way undervalued.

IMO, the strategy in EVERY league should be "win now". A good example of why that is is to do this: Take a look at a cheat sheet from 4 years ago, and see how many of the top 15 players (even the top 15 players under 30 years old) are still in the top 15 today. Success in sports varies too much to be dependable.

That all said... given the option between a 23 year old and a 32 year old with similar projections... of course take the 23 year old.
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Postby nola » Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:56 pm

[quote="Mordraken"]
My strategy would be to pick a young bat with the first few picks, and then go with OLD reliable pitching for the next few... stocking up on quality pitchers like Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling that will all be way undervalued.
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He is in a 24 team league... Can you really take a few young bats and expect to get any of those pitchers around #80? Man, I'd love to play in a league like that...

Tejada would be a great pick. Hes under 30, very durable, and looks like he will be the top SS for a few more years. If Tejada were gone, I'd take Prior or Santana over Abreu. I think he will have a tough time matching last season's production, judging from the two seasons before... Helton is a great hitter, but is on the wrong side of 30, on a bad team, and most importantly, has a history of back ailments. Bad backs usually get wore with age, not better.

Generally, in a dynasty league or a league with a high keeper limit, it is easier to find great pitchers. Most drafts a year ago ended with Oliver Perez being sent to waivers... Early 2003, Santana didn't have much trade value. Something to keep in mind.
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