Now that most of us have at least a couple drafts finished, how many of you have noticed that you have a penchant for picking the same players over and over again?
Who do you have on multiple rosters? Why? Did you intend to pick those players in multiple leagues?
Personally, I keep finding Corey Koskie on my rosters. It's really not intentional, but 3Bs aside from A-Rod seem to be drafted a bit early, IMO, and I'd rather horde undervalued players, even if I go overboard at a few positions (in one Yahoo public league, I've got 6 RPs). And, everybody keep forgetting about Koskie, so why not draft him?
Your wisemen don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick...
If you can delay that Koskie pick until others are sifting through the bits & pieces of junk that remain for their position requirements.
But you must beat them sensless a majority of other positional picks, round by round...which can often be done... it all works all too easily.
Done it...been there.
I love to hear the MOANS and GROANS of my competetors when I take their draft pick one round too early.
I've done 3 drafts and all are very similar. I liked my strategy a lot on the 1st draft so I emulated it in the 2nd and 3rd.
I just targeted a couple late round bargain picks. Glaus at 3rd and
Izturiz at SS. I have both in all three teams. I waited late to pick most of my outfield because there are so many. I also took R. Winn and Brian Roberts in all three because they are late picks that can help with steals. And since I followed this structure for all my drafts, my pitching is also pretty close in all three. I was also able to pick up 3 good closers in all 3 draft, none of which are the same though.
Hopefully this strategy works out. Looking at my lineup, it looks like it has. I can't really find a deficiancy. I have steals, Power, Decent pitching. But, you never know until the season starts. If it didn't work, I'm screwed. Here's my best one (I think) if you wanna see
12 team roto yahoo league, non-keeper
C- J. Posada
1ST- J. Thome BN-J. Giambi
2ND- J Kent
3RD- T. Glaus
SS- C. Izturis BN-A. Everett
OF- C. Beltrán BN-L. Berkman
OF- R. Winn
OF- G. Jenkins
UTIL- B. Roberts
SP- R. Clemens, B. Zito , L. Hernández , D. Willis , J. Westbrook
RP- K. Foulke , D. Kolb ,D. Graves , J. Tavárez
I have Thome on 2 out of 3 teams, which is always good. I keep ending up with Preston Wilson or G. Jenkins, or both. Pitching side I have either Randy Wolf or Brad Penny on my BN every time.
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