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Postby j24jags » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:07 am

colt4523 wrote: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?

He's a workhorse, that is either a good thing or the total innings end up injuring him. I know he was solid 2 years ago so we can't pin last year as a "fluke," but I do not expect to have him on many of my teams this year unless I can grab him as a 3rd starter.
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Postby willy-t » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:18 am

I'll be trying that strategy too, probably hitting for the first 4 picks and maybe 5 unless theres an ace left on the board.
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Postby ZOINKS22 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:19 am

Seems they have summed up pretty well. I agree that the winning strategy is to draft thumpers in the early rounds and worry about pitching in the later. This has always been my strategy as there are always a multitude of surprise arms to hit the scene each year, but only a couple of mashers. This season, it does seem as though there is a wealth of pitching...
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Postby tuff_gong » Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:10 pm

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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.


I see. What 6 hitters did you get in the first 6 rounds?
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Postby Steve-o » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:36 pm

I just read a chat where Shandler says he likes to try and go 8/2 or 7/3 hitters over pitchers in the first 10 rounds. depending on value of course. I think that's about right, and it's close to what I have been doing for the last few years also.
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Postby Fade2White12 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:02 pm

tuff_gong wrote:
Fade2White12 wrote:
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.


I see. What 6 hitters did you get in the first 6 rounds?


This is a 10 team keeper league hosted here at the Cafe, so obviously this would be slightly less quality in a 12+, but:

Ortiz
Vlad
Wells
Morneau
Zimmerman
Furcal
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:23 pm

Fade2White12 wrote:This is a 10 team keeper league hosted here at the Cafe, so obviously this would be slightly less quality in a 12+, but:

Ortiz
Vlad
Wells
Morneau
Zimmerman
Furcal


Wow. That's a heck of a start. Surprised Zimm went before Furcal with 3B being as deep as it is.
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Postby Fade2White12 » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:14 pm

I had the last spot in the draft order, so I had snake picks. I'm not too sure whether what order I drafted Morneau/Wells vs Zimm/Furcal, but they were consecutive picks.

Mock drafts are always somewhat suspect, but in my first draft for a league this year, this strategy seemed to work quite well.
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Postby tuff_gong » Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:53 pm

Fade2White12 wrote:
tuff_gong wrote:
Fade2White12 wrote:
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.


I see. What 6 hitters did you get in the first 6 rounds?


This is a 10 team keeper league hosted here at the Cafe, so obviously this would be slightly less quality in a 12+, but:

Ortiz
Vlad
Wells
Morneau
Zimmerman
Furcal


Interesting...that's a very solid start to a team, imo.
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Postby BillyHallDisciple » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:15 pm

I've been trying the "Shandler Strategy"/LIMA plan (7/3 or 8/2 hitter-to-pitcher ratio) for years now with no success and I've been extremely unlucky with it.

With the depth in pitching though, I'm tempted to try it just one more time.
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