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Postby cordscords » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:09 pm

I was thinking about what my teams statistics look like after the season, and what I do as a manager throughout the season.

Statistically:

Batting- I always have a good BA, picking up a good amount of steals, but find myself on the lower half of HR, RBI, and R

Pictching- Good ERA, Good WHIP, hardly any ever wins to show for it, not a lot of strikeouts either, but I can grab those saves.

As a Manager:

- My yearly guy I'm in love with, ends up busting.
- I seem to always win my trades.
- I have good luck picking up breakout pitchers.
- I have poor luck picking up breakout hitters.
- My first round pick always decides to make me mad.
- I always wind up with a below average SS.
- My waiver claims work out most of the time.
- I have good depth on my bench.

How do things seem to pan out for the rest of you?
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Postby NikkiSixx » Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:05 pm

Well I am one who always is toward the top in runs, HR's, and RBI's, middle of the pack in avg. and steals. For pitching I am up there in Wins, and K's, middle of the pack in saves, and in between middle of the pack and bottom of the pack for ERA and WHIP.



-As a manager I always seem to have a very strong draft
-I ALWAYS making very good late round picks, and I make excellent FA pickups. Even if I dont pick up the right the first couple times, the right guy(s) always ends up on my team from FA.
-I can get too worked up and impatient if my team isnt producing right away and I make a handful of trades that ultimately worsen my team (bad habit Im trying to get rid of this season, so far so good).
-My sleepers/bounce back players always decide to breakout/bounce back the year after I draft them.
-I am very good at picking up setup pitchers that eventually take over the closer role (last year I had Hermanson, Valverde, and Todd Jones all before they assumed the closer role. This year I drafted Ambiorix Burgos and Rafael Soriano, hopefully Soriano assumes the closer role. Also I picked up Tim Worrel before he became the closer, but IM not sure if that counts because its Benitez' job when he comes back. I also picked up Joel Zumaya, but I doubt he gets the closer role, I just want to enjoy the ERA, WHIP, and K's he will help me out with).
-Last year I had guys like Jim Thome, Adrian Beltre, Aubrey Huff, and Justin Morneau...Im sure they will all be much better this year than they were last year.
-I normally make the right start, if I am 50/50 on a guy for my Utility spot, I will choose the right guy most the time.
-My team always seems to have a lot of HR potential
-The starting pitchers I draft in the middle rounds are the key to my success (this year I got Kerry Wood, Oliver Perez, Javier Vazquez, and Brad Penny in the middle rounds...so far only Penny has made me look smart.).
-I normally finish in the top half of the league but I have yet to win a fantasy baseball championship (except for yahoo! public leagues, but they are public leagues lol).
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Postby patty cheeks » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:15 pm

-I always have the best draft
- Players who I draft who are suppose to be very good like Adrian Beltre or Jason Schmidt turns out to be complete busts.
- Trades always seem to go the other way.
- Pickups are my forte. Thats how I win almost everytime.
- I never finished less than 3rd in any of my 12 man league in a while.
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Postby J.C.Fighter » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:19 pm

patty cheeks wrote:-I always have the best draft
- Players who I draft who are suppose to be very good like Adrian Beltre or Jason Schmidt turns out to be complete busts.
- Trades always seem to go the other way.
- Pickups are my forte. Thats how I win almost everytime.
- I never finished less than 3rd in any of my 12 man league in a while.


Seriously , what were you expecting Beltre to do? Hit 45 homers?
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Postby patty cheeks » Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:21 pm

J.C.Fighter wrote:
patty cheeks wrote:-I always have the best draft
- Players who I draft who are suppose to be very good like Adrian Beltre or Jason Schmidt turns out to be complete busts.
- Trades always seem to go the other way.
- Pickups are my forte. Thats how I win almost everytime.
- I never finished less than 3rd in any of my 12 man league in a while.


Seriously , what were you expecting Beltre to do? Hit 45 homers?


Well I was excepting Beltre to hit at least 30... but I guess I was wrong. :-[
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Postby NikkiSixx » Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:13 pm

How can you possibly always have the best draft when your players that are supposed to be good turn out to be busts?

Do you mean you always APPEAR to have the best draft?
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Postby patty cheeks » Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:17 pm

NikkiSixx wrote:How can you possibly always have the best draft when your players that are supposed to be good turn out to be busts?

Do you mean you always APPEAR to have the best draft?


yeah it was either injuries or bust.. and then there was always one or two playres who carry my team on their shoulders
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Postby teddy ballgame » Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:20 pm

-I always have a good draft
-I always load up on guys I may not need but who I trade later
-I am always wheeling and dealing because I'm good at it and get the most out of trades
-I have pretty good luck with picking up FA pitchers
-My goal is to get good enough players for every spot on my team so I don't have to look at FA's or swap guys in and out

For example on the wheeling and dealing...over the last few days I've managed to turn Oswalt/Pettitte/Tracy into Manny/Carpenter/King Felix by making different trades with different managers. The other people are actually competitive yet I always am able to do things like this.
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Postby CHE » Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:42 pm

I always have strong drafts.
I always go after strong whip and K pitchers, who can be grabed in the middle rounds.
I usally never draft injury prone players but this year, i have 5 DL players in the first 2 weeks of the season. :-/
I like to draft balance O players, who can hit for avg. hit for decent power and grab me 20 steals ;-D
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Postby Bukoski77 » Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:07 am

In my two 12 team leagues and one 16 team league, the three of which are all keeper and money leagues,

In each respective league, every year I attend the draft I finish exactly one spot out of the money, ala 4th or 5th.


Every year I have to go off auto-draft and prerank my players I finish in the money.




If I cant reverese the trend this year in the league I attended the draft, I'm going to go crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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