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Postby The Jury » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:50 pm

My biggest lesson to take from this year is to minimize risk with my early picks. I took Sheffield and Helton with my 2 and 3 picks, and while their potentials are huge in my league, I have to go with the David Wright or Jason Bay types first.
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Postby BritSox » Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:22 pm

The Jury wrote:My biggest lesson to take from this year is to minimize risk with my early picks. I took Sheffield and Helton with my 2 and 3 picks, and while their potentials are huge in my league, I have to go with the David Wright or Jason Bay types first.


That's funny, Helton was always valuable becuase he was Mr. Consistency. And Sheff got hurt on an impact injury. He was a pretty safe pick at the time.
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Postby NZF » Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:23 pm

RugbyD wrote:to stop drafting Richie Sexson every year.



He's a killer in H2H but in roto he'll be very good value next season.
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Postby RJ24VC15 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:12 pm

Don't wait untill the 7th round to draft a pitcher, and don't draft Ben Sheets in the 7th round.


I'm planning to go against what what was sais by some other posters. I'm going for pitching early. If I can dominate pitching, and pick up infielders in the middle rounds, there is always outfielders on the WW that can help.
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Postby hartbc » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:21 pm

Actually, I find that Yankees are so over-hyped that they are under-hyped, if that makes sense. For instance, I was able to get Jeter in the 5th round this year.
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Postby Amazing Oopah » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:33 pm

Do a better job of identifying pitchers. I got killed in H2H leagues because of that failure.
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Postby sportsaddict » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:00 pm

I actually strongly disagree with the 'do not draft closers before round ten' thing. Draft one closer you know to be good, between the seventh and tenth rounds, then don't bother with the Mike Adams and Dan Micelis of this world. I wasted a couple of good picks on guys who lost their jobs within weeks, when I could have much improved my third outfield slot, for example. But Trevor Hoffman has been a rock for several teams.


I would have agreed with you if this were last year. However, after watching Lidge bust it up this season, there really is no way to tell which closers are going to fall apart on you. Next year, I think im going to wait on a closer until at least the 8th-9th round.
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Postby Trot Nixon » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:21 pm

I'll second this, Bobby Crosby is not MVP material
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Postby brewcrew4you » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:16 pm

Take all those Closers that you all seem to want to avoid.

In one of my leagues, I picked up Rivera and K-rod in rounds 5-6, and with Fuentes as a later pick, I never even played Putz all season (I took 2nd in SV, and led in K's, ERA, and WHIP).
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Postby RugbyD » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:22 pm

NZF wrote:
RugbyD wrote:to stop drafting Richie Sexson every year.



He's a killer in H2H but in roto he'll be very good value next season.

good point, let me modify it to this:

to stop drafting Richie Sexson every year as high as I feel is appropriate
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