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Postby colt4523 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:35 pm

I am looking for opinions who should make a good number 2 or 3 in your rotation. I know there was a post last year that listed pitchers in tiers that I found very helpful. I am in a 16 team league so a lot of pitchers are taken.

Here are what I consider tier one or aces:
Johan Santana

Chris Carpenter
Roy Halladay
Brandon Webb
Jake Peavy
Carlos Zambrano
Roy Oswalt

Who do you guys think belongs in tier 2 and 3?
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Postby Fade2White12 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:45 pm

I think that there are too many for me to name - SP is such a deep position this year.

Smoltz
Sheets
Lackey
Sabathia
Haren
Felix
Kazmir
Bonderman
Myers
Cain
Young
Daisuke
Harang
Hamels
Willis
Weaver
Schmidt
Verlander
Harden

I'm sure I'm missing a couple that I would include to lump together like this.
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Postby ChipperJonesFanatic » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:13 pm

Let's not forget Erik Bedard.
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Postby j24jags » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:15 pm

Looks like a solid list ;-D
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Postby tuff_gong » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:22 pm

That is a nice list. Because of the large amount of decent 2-3 sp's that can be had this year, I have been wondering if a good strategy would be to draft hitting hard the first 6 rounds, then try and load up on maybe 3 of those caliber guys. Anyone agree with this kind of strategy?
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Well that's just like, your opinion man.
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Postby j24jags » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:24 pm

tuff_gong wrote:That is a nice list. Because of the large amount of decent 2-3 sp's that can be had this year, I have been wondering if a good strategy would be to draft hitting hard the first 6 rounds, then try and load up on maybe 3 of those caliber guys. Anyone agree with this kind of strategy?

Yea that is what I was thinking too
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Postby Fade2White12 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:30 am

tuff_gong wrote:That is a nice list. Because of the large amount of decent 2-3 sp's that can be had this year, I have been wondering if a good strategy would be to draft hitting hard the first 6 rounds, then try and load up on maybe 3 of those caliber guys. Anyone agree with this kind of strategy?


That was precisely my strategy going into our Cafe Bums draft. Drafted hitters with my first 6 picks, then grabbed Lackey/Sabathia on the snake. I also eventually ended up with Bedard, as well as Mussina, Rich Hill, and Chuck James. I think a pretty solid rotation is within reach while still concentrating on the bats.
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Postby go_jays_go » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:35 am

Nice list. ;-D

Some I would add:

Barry Zito
Bronson Arroyo
John Patterson
Curt Schilling
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Postby Yoda » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:46 am

Don't forget Burnett. He's still got some sick stuff combined with a unique ability to induce GBs.
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Postby colt4523 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:56 am

Pitching definitely looks pretty strong this year. I am targeting Bedard in all my leagues.

Whats everyones opinion on Harang? I know he pitched great last year but I really did not follow him. Is he the real deal?
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