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2008 draft policy change

Postby dbstrat » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:00 pm

Next year I will make a concerted effort to draft pitchers that play in easier divisions instead of loading up on your Kazmir's and Bedard's, etc. in the middle rounds.

Every year I'm killing myself on wins and I think that is a big part of it. I go on upside so extreme that I miss out on decent pitchers that play on decent teams in easy divisions.

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Re: 2008 draft policy change

Postby rjforlife » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:15 pm

good luck with that. :>
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Re: 2008 draft policy change

Postby dbstrat » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:30 pm

rjforlife wrote:good luck with that. :>


Should I take your response to mean that you think it's a bad strategy? :?
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Re: 2008 draft policy change

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:39 pm

That's not a bad idea. But honestly you could just draft pitchers earlier and get a monster pitching staff. My pitchers in my money league are Peavy, Halladay, Sabathia, Bedard, Guthrie, C. Young, Ray, Fuentes, Accardo, Wickman. Don't be reluctant to take pitchers early, it pays off.
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Re: 2008 draft policy change

Postby brewcrew4you » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:47 pm

dbstrat wrote:
rjforlife wrote:good luck with that. :>


Should I take your response to mean that you think it's a bad strategy? :?


I would guess he means that it just isn't as easy as you make it out to be. You need to consider wins as a catagory whne drafting guys - and while wins may fluctuate from one year to another, some guys DO win more/less, consistently.
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Re: 2008 draft policy change

Postby jfg » Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:32 am

I'd rather be drafting good pitchers like Bedard in those rounds and hoping he gets some run support rather than chasing wins and hoping those pitchers don't ruin your ratios and get K's. Also, there are always guys who don't get drafted that you can pick up in the first couple months that get wins.
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Re: 2008 draft policy change

Postby Rounders » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:10 am

jfg wrote:I'd rather be drafting good pitchers like Bedard in those rounds and hoping he gets some run support rather than chasing wins and hoping those pitchers don't ruin your ratios and get K's. Also, there are always guys who don't get drafted that you can pick up in the first couple months that get wins.


Yeah, the biggest difference is the Ks. Low round guys (even if their in a bad division) don't usually get many Ks.
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Re: 2008 draft policy change

Postby Rounders » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:23 am

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:That's not a bad idea. But honestly you could just draft pitchers earlier and get a monster pitching staff. My pitchers in my money league are Peavy, Halladay, Sabathia, Bedard, Guthrie, C. Young, Ray, Fuentes, Accardo, Wickman. Don't be reluctant to take pitchers early, it pays off.


Peavy and Halladay are the only guys you really had to pay a lot for, and Halladay has over a 4 ERA. Unless someone drops to me, I usually take 1 starter in the 1st 10 rounds and then load up the rest of them after that, and then spot start the rest of the season.
In 2 leagues I thought I was getting good deals by getting Carp in the mid 4th round in a 12 team league, and Halladay in the mid 4th in a 14 team league. I've been better off with the guys I got later in the draft like Hill, Wang, and Lilly, and picking up players like Mitre, Marshall, Zito, and Morris.
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Re: 2008 draft policy change

Postby roninmedia » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:48 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:That's not a bad idea. But honestly you could just draft pitchers earlier and get a monster pitching staff. My pitchers in my money league are Peavy, Halladay, Sabathia, Bedard, Guthrie, C. Young, Ray, Fuentes, Accardo, Wickman. Don't be reluctant to take pitchers early, it pays off.


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