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Postby Nuclear29 » Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:24 am

I'm in a 10 Team, H2H, Points, Non-Keeper League and I have picks 1.10 & 2.1. I kind of like the bookends and figure that these players will go before my turn (not in order):

A-Rod
RJ
Vlad
Giambi
Scilling
Bonds
Piazza
Kent
Helton.

I'm leaning towards taking Nomar and Soriano. I'm a big believer in position scarcity. When looking at last years points totals, I noticed that the greatest discrepancy of position scoring between #1 and #10 is at SS (Even Catcher). Even if you throw out A-Rod's numbers. I think it would be great to shore up my middle infield and the with my next 2 picks grab the biggest bats around, presumably OF's.

Any thoughts?
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Postby tlef316 » Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:29 am

if soriano is there at # 10 he is a must Draft. nomar is an ok pick, but i wouldnt take him there. i think that you should take a look at Pedro, who is very good value at # 11. but if i were you, i would take sosa. he came right out and said that he is gonna hit 60 HRs, and i believe him. i value tejada over nomar too. just my thoughts

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Postby trevisc » Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:36 am

if kent goes that high then you have a moron in your league. You can't go wrong either way. Try and get a one two punch like Pedro and Helton. that could really anchor your team.
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Postby trevisc » Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:37 am

just a side note... IF soriano and sosa are available then jump on those 2! you just have to play it by ear.
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Postby Nuclear29 » Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:49 am

If Soriano goes instead of Kent, do you think Kent at 2.1 would be a good value? I have to think his #'s are going to skyrocket in that park, with that Line-up.
Trevisc, the potential point differential at 2nd base would make it tough for me to ignore. :-o
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Postby tlef316 » Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:52 am

no, dont take kent there. there is enough depth at 2B to wait till later.
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Postby trevisc » Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:52 am

don't be sucked in by the hype. there are plenty of good 2b AND..why would you turn down a 140 rbi guy like sosa or helton for a 110 rbi guy like kent? I don't care what position they play.
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Postby Nuclear29 » Thu Jan 16, 2003 11:03 am

If Helton is still there, that's a no-brainer, he's my guy. Fantasy Points last year for Sosa were 515. For Kent, 501. Both had 108 RBI's. I've heard that Chicagi is supposed to be much improved but, again, the Juice-Box and Biggio, Bagwell, Berkman, etc..seems like more RBI potential. How many solo HR's did Slammy hit? Maybe about half? I'm just thinking that with the wealth of good OF's, securing a premier 2nd basemen sounds pretty good to me. Love the feedback!! ;-D
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Postby Arlo » Thu Jan 16, 2003 11:10 am

How do pitchers stack up in terms of total points in your league?
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Postby Nuclear29 » Thu Jan 16, 2003 11:15 am

There is going to be a scoring change in regards to Pitchers. Last year was our first and pitching wasn't really equal to hitting. But its all relative. There were only 2 or 3 real studs and then the rest of the pack. I'm expecting to miss out on RJ and Schilling. Maybe I could just double up with Pedro and Zito, or 1 bat, 1 arm, but...

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