Bricklayer wrote:In an auto draft, I pre-ranked in part by excluding all of the middle relevers. This is a sound practice, right? No holds in the league that I'm in so did I do ok or am I missing something? Any other pre-rank advice for a auto draft?
I think it would be appropriate to exclude middle relievers if your league is shallow enough that you'll be able to pick up a few good closers. If there are 12 teams or more, it may be a little tough and it may always be a good idea to grab a high rated setup guy in case a team's closer goes down for an extended period.
Middle relievers are sometimes quite good at boosting your ERA, WHIP and, maybe even K's. Then again, you have to consider if your league has a maximum innings pitched (dependent usually on whether the league is H2H or roto).
There are a few things to consider... I usually play in a for-fun league with my friends on Yahoo of about 10 teams, head to head, and I generally exclude middle relievers from my draft choices.