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Postby fastanfurious725 » Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:29 pm

i know plenty about baseball and ive played other fantasy sports (mainly football and a salary based baseball game) but this is my first year of doing fantasy baseball where you draft players. where should you take certain players? i.e. what round does posada usually go in? a middle class pitcher like c. zambrano? any help is appreciated. also, who are usually the first picks? im guessing arod and pujols would be but who else? and does anyone know where i can find an online cheat sheet of the top 200 or so?
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Postby pkarr5000 » Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:33 pm

1. posada should go in the 3rd round IMO. he brings everything to the table but steals, which you usually dont expect from catchers

2. zambrano should go in the 8th round. solid pitcher that will go against weak pitchers.

3. arod, pujols, vlad, soriano, helton - thats usually the order

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Postby swarmee » Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:34 pm

fastanfurious725 wrote:i know plenty about baseball and ive played other fantasy sports (mainly football and a salary based baseball game) but this is my first year of doing fantasy baseball where you draft players. where should you take certain players? i.e. what round does posada usually go in? a middle class pitcher like c. zambrano? any help is appreciated. also, who are usually the first picks? im guessing arod and pujols would be but who else? and does anyone know where i can find an online cheat sheet of the top 200 or so?

Well, there is the link at the top left marked "Cheat Sheet." However, fantasy baseball is different than fantasy football. Most people draft the best player available for their first 10 picks or so, and then start filling out their positions. There is no position like Running Back that you have to take first in a draft. The infield positions (2b, SS, 3b, C) have the smallest talent pool, so those are the ones I'd make sure were filled by round 15. Otherwise, you're going to have to do some serious trading to fill those holes. Most stud relief pitchers start to go around the 4th round in a mixed league draft, (excluding Gagne or Wagner, who will probably go earlier). If you want to grab a stud at that position, do it by round 6 or the pickings will be slim.
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Postby trevisc » Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:35 pm

i agree..check out the mock draft area to get an idea...

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Postby wrveres » Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:07 pm

fastanfurious725 wrote:i know plenty about baseball and ive played other fantasy sports (mainly football and a salary based baseball game) but this is my first year of doing fantasy baseball where you draft players. where should you take certain players? i.e. what round does posada usually go in? a middle class pitcher like c. zambrano? any help is appreciated. also, who are usually the first picks? im guessing arod and pujols would be but who else? and does anyone know where i can find an online cheat sheet of the top 200 or so?


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Always try and fill your IF early ? The drop off is huge ... at some key positions. check the Mocks ... http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=72
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Postby Madison » Wed Dec 31, 2003 9:26 pm

Yep, check the mocks. Fantasy baseball is a lot different than fantasy football.

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Postby mikcou » Wed Dec 31, 2003 9:43 pm

Madison wrote:Yep, check the mocks. Fantasy baseball is a lot different than fantasy football.

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true that in football all you need is to get two stud running backs a sleeper and some luck to win the championship. It is helpful to fill your infield early because you will get a lot of production out of them. Outfield spots can be filled easier in the later rounds of the drafts with a smaller dropoff in production.
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Postby Sox FANatic001 » Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:22 pm

pkarr5000 wrote:1. posada should go in the 3rd round IMO. he brings everything to the table but steals, which you usually dont expect from catchers

2. zambrano should go in the 8th round. solid pitcher that will go against weak pitchers.

3. arod, pujols, vlad, soriano, helton - thats usually the order

you should look at our mock drafts for help too. they're great


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Postby Lofunzo » Thu Jan 01, 2004 4:17 pm

Check all of the mocks. Some members like to pick a little differently. This should get you to all of them:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/index.php?c=6
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