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Postby GoDucks » Mon Oct 27, 2003 3:18 pm

I will be drafting a team in a dispersal draft (with 8 other teams). I believe there are 30 teams in the league, and they use Diamond Minds software. Anyway, what kind of a strategy would work best for this game? I have never played in a sim league before.

Generally, I like to draft the best player available in the first two rounds, and then play the scarcity angle (I have only played roto). However, I am wondering how important pitching is in this game, and whether or not I should try and draft strong pitching, and then draft hitters in the later rounds.

Thanks for your help.
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Postby Swinger » Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:34 pm

Shoot, I'm an idiot, I saw "sim" in the thread topic and jumped to conclusions. I was talking about simdynasty, but you probably arent.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:53 pm

Swinger wrote:I've had great success with "well-rounded", and i've heard lots of teams getting burned by "best available".


oh is this sim dynasty? ..... I mis-understood...

yes.... "Well rounded" ...

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Postby GoDucks » Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:24 pm

No, this isn't Sim dynasty league. I think my title was a little misleading. Basically, you take the stats from the previous year (2003) and then kind of simulate/play a 162 game season. The real important categories are probably BA and WHIP. I don't completely understand how it works, but generally, if you are a .300 hitter, then in a game, there is a 30% chance that you will get a hit. Each hitter and pitcher are only allowed a certain number of games played, based on the previous season. I guess the software is trying to mimic the performance of each player in the prior season, adjusted for different line-ups, ballparks, etc.
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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:14 pm

I've never tried it. Let us know how it turns out.
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