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Postby A's » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:18 pm

Hi, This thread is for everyone that wants to know and share their strategy, I am going to tell you a strategy that is helping me be in first place.

First of all, I decide how I draft first, If I draft offensively. I then draft top closers and I will dominate with offense and give up Wins and K(top starting pitcher's) for saves and era.

My other strategy is, drafting the best player's available, then I stock pile with Starting pitching. Pretty much having only 2 closer's and 7 SP.

If I sound like I am kinda tipsy, I am tired, but I wanna know what you have to say and what your'e strategy Is !!!!!!!!!
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Postby Joe Mauer » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:49 pm

Well...in my only roto 5 x 5 12-team league the draft is VERY important as all 22 players drafted start and roster moves can only be made in-season if you have money left from the draft. The average amount of roster moves people have after the draft is around 5 or so per team.

My strategy is simple. With 12 teams you really want to get 3 solid saves guys. This year I got Rivera, F. Cordero and Papelbon at the draft. However, less than 3 hours after the draft I made a roster move dropping Pap for Baez. ;-D The reason you want to be stron here is, baring injury, you will be top 3 or 4 in saves. Get high K guys if you can

With SP you need to grab those guys that fall through the cracks. I got Webb, AJ Burnett, Escobar, Haren and Cain. Get high K guys if you can. SP is sooooo hard to predict year to year that you just gotta hope your research and planning have got you the right group to compete in ERA, W and WHIP.

Hitting is easier to predict how a player is going to do year to year. I want an offense exiting the draft that will put me at the top spot in homers and RBI's while also providing strong run support and a solid average that is in the top-4. Stolen bases I hope for the best, but realistically I'll end up a bottom 4 team there. My offenisive lineup this year: Posada, McCann, Wright, Konerko, Atkins, Edwin Encarncion, Tejada, Kent, Cano, Bonds, Edmonds, Huff, Gomes and Dye.

We'll see how this season turns out.

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Postby Pochucker » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:57 am

Jees another one week wonder wanting to share their brilliance!
Check back in September -- if your still in contention!
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Postby tomkatt » Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:19 am

Pochucker wrote:Jees another one week wonder wanting to share their brilliance!
Check back in September -- if your still in contention!


Love the positive attitude! ;-D
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Postby sharksfan1139 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:47 am

tomkatt wrote:
Pochucker wrote:Jees another one week wonder wanting to share their brilliance!
Check back in September -- if your still in contention!


Love the positive attitude! ;-D


haha yea...i dont think he was bragging, he just wanted to know other people's strategies
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Postby Joe Mauer » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:50 am

sharksfan1139 wrote:
tomkatt wrote:
Pochucker wrote:Jees another one week wonder wanting to share their brilliance!
Check back in September -- if your still in contention!


Love the positive attitude! ;-D


haha yea...i dont think he was bragging, he just wanted to know other people's strategies


Not bragging, just sharing. And for the record, I was not a 1-week wonder this week, unless you count middle of the pack a wonder. :-?

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BA 5,HR 9.5,R 4,RBI 6,SB 2,ERA 12,H+S 8,K 11,W 7.5,WHIP 11,TOT 76 pt 3rd
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Postby TheOmen » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:23 am

I'm a two year wonder, and I'm in second place this year, so here's my strategy. Draft stud infielders first-my first five picks were-Arod,Utley, Berkman,Rollins, Mauer. I then took Krod and Buerhle. From there, I took the best available player.
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Postby chadlincoln » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:19 pm

Every year I do really well. I draft hitting with my first 7-8 picks. Then I pick up closers (Fuentes, Valverde, Dempster) and guys like Scott Shields and Duchsherer to keep my ERA and WHIP low, plus I'll get my sleeper pitchers (Blanton, Vazquez, Escobar, Bush) and I usually pretty well. Keep a close eye on the WW too.
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Postby josebach » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:27 pm

I don't know how you guys can follow a formula. Get the best player available when it's your turn to draft. That's it. Postitional scarcity is important, but not as important as one might think. Passing on Hafner for Jeter is more likely than not going to hurt your team in the long run. It's all about value.
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Postby rentz » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:36 pm

josebach wrote:I don't know how you guys can follow a formula. Get the best player available when it's your turn to draft. That's it. Postitional scarcity is important, but not as important as one might think. Passing on Hafner for Jeter is more likely than not going to hurt your team in the long run. It's all about value.


thats pretty much what i do.
i go in thinking of filling the corner if first, then of.
but if im picking 10, and say.. manny falls there im taking manny.

but basically its hitters the first 5 rounds, then pitching and hitting depending on bpa.
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