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Postby kemper5 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:32 pm

I feel Catcher (obviously) is the worst at drafting from and usually wait until late in the draft to select me Catcher.. So besides Catcher, what is the next position that offers the fewest stars? I feel it is Shortstop.. You have the top tier with Young, Tejada,Jeter, Rollins,Reyes and Furcal then I think there is a drop from there to mediocreness by selecting between Crosby, Renteria, Barmes, Lugo, Peralta, Lopez who in my book are just OK to Marginal SS selections
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Postby rotterdam_82 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:34 pm

Actualy, in drafts so far I've been struggling for OF options. Odd as it may seem......
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Postby kemper5 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:36 pm

True with OF also, I think there is a little more selection and then you see the dropoff around the 24-28 outfielder.. I am in a 16 man league also which makes things tough too.
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Postby garf112 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:11 pm

Have to agree with OF, then SS, 3b, 2b, 1b

Catcher being the one with the least depth.

If you have LF, CF, RF as positions... RF is REALLY weak.
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Postby Chicago CUbs » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:16 pm

i think its closer postion but thats just me
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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Fri Feb 17, 2006 3:44 pm

I'd have to agree about OF being pretty thin this season. It seems like after the top tier they are all .280 20 HR 80 RBI guys which aren't bad but nothing that special.

SS I think is pretty deep actually. After the top six or so it does drop but guys like Barmes, Renteria, Crosby, etc. are pretty solid & could put up good #'s.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:39 pm

garf112 wrote:Have to agree with OF, then SS, 3b, 2b, 1b

Catcher being the one with the least depth.

If you have LF, CF, RF as positions... RF is REALLY weak.


3B more shallow than 2B? Really?

I'd venture to say that 3B is almost at 1B's depth level. 2B is the most shallow position after C, in my opinion. There are about 10 suitable options, but only about 2 or 3 of them are above average. Outfield is fairly shallow as well, because of the number of spots you need to fill. Shortstop is average and the corners are packed with talent.
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Postby windhambob » Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:56 pm

outfield seems to have a bunch of guys you can wait and take a risk on at the end of the draft. i got j guillen late and preston wilson wasnt even drafted.
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Postby garf112 » Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:40 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
garf112 wrote:Have to agree with OF, then SS, 3b, 2b, 1b

Catcher being the one with the least depth.

If you have LF, CF, RF as positions... RF is REALLY weak.


3B more shallow than 2B? Really?

I'd venture to say that 3B is almost at 1B's depth level. 2B is the most shallow position after C, in my opinion. There are about 10 suitable options, but only about 2 or 3 of them are above average. Outfield is fairly shallow as well, because of the number of spots you need to fill. Shortstop is average and the corners are packed with talent.


I thought about backing down on the 3b having less depth than 2b thing, but I relooked at my rankings and came to the same conclusion. If we are looking at overall depth, that is the overall number of players that should be picked at a position in your league, and not just the cream of the crop and how deep that is, which is what I think we were looking at, 2b is actually a little deeper than 3b. And that goes for pretty much any mixed league format there is. Just a quick example...

3b: 16) Edwin Encarnacion
17) Pedro Feliz
18) Tony Batista

2b: 16) Ray Durham
17) Robinson Cano
18) Luis Castillo

This would go with a 1b,3b,2b,ss,ci,mi league. The players at 2b are a little bit stronger than the 3b fantasy-wise.

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