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Postby The_Idiot » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:01 pm

So, I know that I should be able to use this info but not sure how.

I've compared my rankings to ESPN AVG Draft positions. What should the difference mean to me.

For example, I have Grady Sizemore ranked 16 spots higher than his average draft position.

For example, I have Alfonson Soriano ranked 8 spot lower than his average draft position.

I am drafting 12th in a 12 team 5x5 Serpintine draft (non-keeper).
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Postby giants! » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:03 pm

Dont jump on soriano and dont pick seizmore where u have him ranked, wait till where he is usually drafted
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Postby The_Idiot » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:06 pm

giants! wrote:Dont jump on soriano and dont pick seizmore where u have him ranked, wait till where he is usually drafted


hmmm...but if that is the case, why not just use the ADP as my cheat sheet.
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Postby Xtreemes » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:11 pm

Your draft sheet shows which players you value more, the ADP shows where they are being drafted which will give you an idea where to draft the players you want. But don't go exactly by the ADPs because alot of the players aren't the best at fantasy baseball.
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Postby benjapage » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:32 pm

if you pore over your value sheet enough, then using the adp through the first half of the draft is all you need.

after the waters muddy a bit, then whip out your value sheet and go to town.

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Re: Ok, I'm an idiot. explain how to consider AVG Draft Posi

Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:42 pm

The_Idiot wrote:So, I know that I should be able to use this info but not sure how.

I've compared my rankings to ESPN AVG Draft positions. What should the difference mean to me.

For example, I have Grady Sizemore ranked 16 spots higher than his average draft position.

For example, I have Alfonson Soriano ranked 8 spot lower than his average draft position.

I am drafting 12th in a 12 team 5x5 Serpintine draft (non-keeper).


The ADP gives me an idea of where players are likely to be taken, helping me strategize when I have guys ranked at the same level and both are available. For example, I have Trot Nixon ranked much higher than he's going in the ADP. Now, I could grab him in round 12 or 13, but the ADP tells me I can wait until 18. That allows me to choose another guy I rank as equivalent to Nixon and get, in essence two guys that I think are round 12 material.
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Re: Ok, I'm an idiot. explain how to consider AVG Draft Posi

Postby The_Idiot » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:07 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
The_Idiot wrote:So, I know that I should be able to use this info but not sure how.

I've compared my rankings to ESPN AVG Draft positions. What should the difference mean to me.

For example, I have Grady Sizemore ranked 16 spots higher than his average draft position.

For example, I have Alfonson Soriano ranked 8 spot lower than his average draft position.

I am drafting 12th in a 12 team 5x5 Serpintine draft (non-keeper).


The ADP gives me an idea of where players are likely to be taken, helping me strategize when I have guys ranked at the same level and both are available. For example, I have Trot Nixon ranked much higher than he's going in the ADP. Now, I could grab him in round 12 or 13, but the ADP tells me I can wait until 18. That allows me to choose another guy I rank as equivalent to Nixon and get, in essence two guys that I think are round 12 material.

;-D Thanks, this helps!
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Postby nuggets » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:11 pm

The_Idiot wrote:
giants! wrote:Dont jump on soriano and dont pick seizmore where u have him ranked, wait till where he is usually drafted


hmmm...but if that is the case, why not just use the ADP as my cheat sheet.


Use your own ADP sheet and don't worry about other idiots taking Sizemore to late. Taking the BAP nearly 100% of the time will get you the furthest based on my personal experiece, unless you are in uncompetitive leagues.
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Postby The Jury » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:12 pm

No worries man, feel free to ask about things at the Cafe ;-D You're not an idiot...

























































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Postby Steve-o » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:16 am

Here is a good article explaining using ADP and drafting strategy from Baseball Notebook. Basically it is the long version of what GTWMA just said. Why pick a guy in the 4th when you can wait two rounds and get him in the 6th? It is all about maximizing value.
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