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Postby BravesGuy » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:24 pm

I am going to be drafting my team for a keeper league I just joined in a couple weeks and was wanting to hear some your thoughts on guys to avoid in a keeper draft.

Should I avoid drafting drafting old guys like Smoltz and Randy Johnson? Of course if they fall to a late round I could grab them.

Also what about avoiding guys like Thome and Sweeney that are injured a lot?

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Postby Red Stripe » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:28 pm

Well I don't mind in a keeper draft taking old guys like Smoltz or RJ as long as I don't take them with every pick of my top picks, spread it around a little bit, if you get an old guy like them grab a young Bay, or Tex, or MCab. Smoltz and RJ's value definitely do go down in a keeper draft but not significantly. They are still say 4th or 5th round material I believe in a keeper draft.
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Postby kentx12 » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:28 pm

I wouldnt change the way you usually draft by much. I am a believe that even in a keeper league you get the best players you can regardless of age and try to win this year. You can worry about next year when it comes. One of the biggest mistakes I see when I look at keeper drafts are people who try to draft young players and are always trying to build for next year.
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Postby The_Met_Threat » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:29 pm

Bump young guys with alot of potential up a few rounds (Wright, Cabrera, F Hernandez) Bump old guys who seem to be slowing down or are just old down a few spots (Randy, Smoltz, Schilling) If you get stuck with any of those guys they are impossible to trade. Play the first round like you normally would and go for sure things, then when u hit maybe the 3rd or 4th round take some younger guys. And in the last few rounds take guys with big upside and high ceilings perferably young. 30 is still young. The guys that you need to push back a round or two are guys that are 36+
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Postby cristóbal » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:29 pm

is there a specific reason that you are drafting in the fall? i would reccomend to wait until spring training so you dont get screwed by injuries and guys changing places i.e. soriano
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Postby bronxxbomber » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:31 pm

I would avoid all the big time pitchers with a serious injury marks....

jason schmidt
randy johnson
curt schilling
john smoltz

if you want to invest in quality pitching grab a stud early....
peavy
oswalt
halladay.

don't reach for older pitchers.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:17 pm

kentx12 wrote:I wouldnt change the way you usually draft by much. I am a believe that even in a keeper league you get the best players you can regardless of age and try to win this year. You can worry about next year when it comes. One of the biggest mistakes I see when I look at keeper drafts are people who try to draft young players and are always trying to build for next year.


Oh I so agree ..

worry about your keepers once the season is over, not before it begins.

This is the single biggest mistake people make in a keeper league
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Postby Nuclear29 » Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:23 pm

kentx12 wrote:I wouldnt change the way you usually draft by much. I am a believe that even in a keeper league you get the best players you can regardless of age and try to win this year. You can worry about next year when it comes. One of the biggest mistakes I see when I look at keeper drafts are people who try to draft young players and are always trying to build for next year.


Exactly. The goal is to win EVERY year!
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:40 pm

draft just like you normally do,,, maybe bump up a younger player a few spots,,, and maybe bump down a cagey veteran a spot or 2..... but no more than that... winning the first year is more important than winning year 4..... ;-D ;-D
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:59 pm

wrveres wrote:
kentx12 wrote:I wouldnt change the way you usually draft by much. I am a believe that even in a keeper league you get the best players you can regardless of age and try to win this year. You can worry about next year when it comes. One of the biggest mistakes I see when I look at keeper drafts are people who try to draft young players and are always trying to build for next year.


Oh I so agree ..

worry about your keepers once the season is over, not before it begins.

This is the single biggest mistake people make in a keeper league

Couldn't have said it better myself. raiders makes a great point too. ;-D
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