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Draft strategy in deep leagues

Postby teddy ballgame » Tue May 23, 2006 8:39 pm

My friend recently got me into a big league of his that needed a manager. It's 16 teams. I tend to play smaller leagues but figured I'd try a big one.

My question is, with the 10th pick, I obviously will still take a top hitter first, but should I bite the bullet and draft a top tier pitcher with the 2nd round pick (23 overall)? I mean I usually never take a pitcher before the third round but with such a deep league do I need that one ace?

Roto btw, these are the stats if it helps whether I should nab an ace: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/9

Draft at 9, I'd appreciate any input. :-)

Btw, I didn't mean to make this an individual thread about my team, it's about strategy in deep leagues.
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Postby TEKTON » Tue May 23, 2006 8:58 pm

snag pedro. if possible , take 2 aces and let them set you apart from the rest in era and k/9.
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Postby swyck » Tue May 23, 2006 9:14 pm

I'd still take a hitter with the 2nd pick. They'll be even less of them with a deep league, and pitchers will still be a crap shoot.

Deep leagues really change the drafting. You should still set up your cheatsheets, but drafting a guy in the 6th that would normally go in the 10th still feels wrong even though its the right thing to do.
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