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Postby ScarletP » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:22 am

Our drafts are usually first thing on a Saturday morning. I need my coffee. Other than that is my basic rankings, ranking by position, couple of mags...
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Postby looptid » Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:54 pm

1. Rankings
2. Roster Sheet
3. Highlighter
4. Calculator

I use the roster sheet to keep track of who every other team takes. In a draft you have a better chance of predicting who will fall to you based on which positions the teams drafting in front of you still need. In an auction, I like to initiate bidding on players at positions that I already have filled but the teams with the most money left still need. A highlighter is a must. If you cross off names in pen you can't read them very well. The calculator is only necessary in auction leagues, and is used to keep track of how much cap room each team has.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:02 pm

dr. pepper and beef jerkey
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Postby dmbjeff » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:19 pm

j_d_mcnugent wrote:dr. pepper and beef jerkey


id rather have mr. pibb and red vines cause it equals crazy delicious
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Postby dyuen87 » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:26 pm

Magic 8 Ball? ;-D
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:28 pm

dmbjeff wrote:
j_d_mcnugent wrote:dr. pepper and beef jerkey


id rather have mr. pibb and red vines cause it equals crazy delicious


just as good. the point is to have caffeine and a food type that isnt messy. cheetos are bad news. the cheese could get all over the cheat sheets and/or keyboard.
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Postby BigLebowski » Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:11 pm

The one thing I make sure to have their besides beer, is a fake list of players you are targeting. Make sure it is left in a spot the is viewable by others at the live draft. Put players you really don't want, or think are over-valued on it and let others try to "steal" those players from you, or get you to overbid on them. Do this every year at my Live Auction draft in Phoenix. I don't think it works anymore, but it keeps people thinkin. ;-D
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Postby Red Stripe » Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:21 pm

dmbjeff wrote:
j_d_mcnugent wrote:dr. pepper and beef jerkey


id rather have mr. pibb and red vines cause it equals crazy delicious


ROFLMAO, nice I know what your talkin about ;-D

I get like 4 other windows up, my own cheat sheets on my computer, a mock draft somewhere online, a page with player stats if I don't have a magazine with me, and other websites rankings. And then Ill always have the magazine or two lying around.

Then I'll get like a beer or pop and some cheez its. Also get a jedi saber so in case the late rounds get boring and slow you can waste time practicing your moves
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Postby Deuce » Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:44 pm

Player knowledge and intuition - history
Positional rankings
Last three years stats (online)

Last years injury doesn't make this year a flop (injury type most important).
Watch out for players changing locations - negative points
Contract year - positive points
Supporting cast - don't want an rbi guy batting leadoff
The glass is neither half full nor half empty... It is simply a glass
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Postby silverZ » Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:49 pm

cheat sheets
a favourite mock draft minimized
some dice for the tossups and entertainment between picks
an apple and banana
some music
nail clippers
Here's the pitch on the way, a swing and a belt! Left field! Way back! BLUE JAYS WIN!
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