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Postby Redefine9d » Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:33 pm

Alright, so I'm in a league that counts both holds and saves, however, they are of equal value. I'm thinking of a new strategy where I basically punt saves and hold out on holds guys and draft the top ones later. I plan on focusing on hitting and SP early on and waiting to draft guys like Shields and Duchscherer later on. This is also a league with a lot of different categories...14 hitting, 12 pitching. I just drafted a team using this strategy and think it's a very solid team. Anyone have any input?
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Postby Redefine9d » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:21 pm

Anyone? :-/
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:25 pm

I actually did this in a 16 person auction league earlier this year...getting S.Shields, J.Rincon, S.Torres, and B.Medders for a grand total of $16 when top closers went for ~$20. Holds are just as valuable and MRs give great peripherals and Ks making them of great value.
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Postby Ender » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:30 pm

oops mispost.
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Postby Redefine9d » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:30 pm

This is the team I wound up with using this strategy. 8 team league.

C - R. Hernandez
1B - T. Helton
2B - C. Utley
3B - A. Ramirez
SS - J. Rollins
OF - M. Ramirez
OF - V. Wells
OF - M. Holliday
OF - C. Tracy
CI - C. Jones
Util - B. Roberts

SP - P. Martinez
SP - R. Harden
SP - B. Sheets
SP - J. Schmidt
SP - D. Haren
SP - J. Smoltz
SP - M. Cain
RP - S. Shields
RP - K. Farnsworth
RP - J. Duchscherer
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Postby TheGhostWhoWalks » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:30 pm

With that many stat categories you pretty much have to punt something or other.

Although if holds is a cat, I wouldn't count on being able to get Shields or Duchschurer too late. They will both help in probably every cat you have except for saves and wins.
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Postby The Jury » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:34 pm

TheGhostWhoWalks wrote:With that many stat categories you pretty much have to punt something or other.

Although if holds is a cat, I wouldn't count on being able to get Shields or Duchschurer too late. They will both help in probably every cat you have except for saves and wins.


Echo that. IMO if the competition on that league is up to par, then you shouldn't be able to get the closers OR the top RP in the late rounds if people draft properly.
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Postby stikmata » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:03 am

TheGhostWhoWalks wrote:With that many stat categories you pretty much have to punt something or other.

Although if holds is a cat, I wouldn't count on being able to get Shields or Duchschurer too late. They will both help in probably every cat you have except for saves and wins.


i think you can pencil Shields in for at least 5 or 6 Ws or the the course of the season... same goes for most other full-time MRs
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Postby Tavish » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:06 am

Cleveland Steamers wrote:I actually did this in a 16 person auction league earlier this year...getting S.Shields, J.Rincon, S.Torres, and B.Medders for a grand total of $16 when top closers went for ~$20. Holds are just as valuable and MRs give great peripherals and Ks making them of great value.


The only difference is that you will have a lot more luck grabbing holds off of the WW than you will trying to grab Saves.
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Postby thedude » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:07 am

TheGhostWhoWalks wrote:With that many stat categories you pretty much have to punt something or other.

Although if holds is a cat, I wouldn't count on being able to get Shields or Duchschurer too late. They will both help in probably every cat you have except for saves and wins.


Except that, that was exactly what he was able to do. Besides there are a decent amount of stud setup men (timlin, fransworth, linebrink to name just a few).
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