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Postby RynMan » Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:39 pm

moose wrote:Dont forget Vazquez ;-D


i really like vazquez, but it scares me off with him playing under the spotlight this year. i dunno how he will handle it.....he's still young.
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Postby AuburnTigers » Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:36 am

Its probably best to make sure you have a stud pitcher by the end of the 4th round
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:39 am

Swinger wrote:These types of questions are utterly irrelavant because IT ALWAYS DEPENDS! DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND? DRAFTS ARE NOT STATIC! What should I say? Yes I Will Pick Tim Hudson In Round 3 Then I Think I'd Like Kevin Brown In Round 5.
Take the @#$! pitcher when you see fit. It's called improvising.


Sheesh, Swinger, if this wasn't a family message board, I'd ask you if you had sand in your...errr....cat?


I tend to wait a long time, err 6-8 rounds depending on league size/ draft motivation/ mood of day...

I depend on hitters too much.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:42 am

I start off with drafting the best IF I can get. If a stud pitcher falls further than he should, ie: Prior near the end of the 1st, I'll take him, but generally the first 3 rounds I get SS, 3B, 2B in no particular order, unless there is somebody who slips too far. Filling out the rest of the positions is much easier.

Unfortunately I won't have a chance to do a draft from scratch this season since I'm in 5 keeper leagues, but when I did draft, I generally used that formula.
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Postby shortsavage » Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:43 am

Swinger wrote:These types of questions are utterly irrelavant because IT ALWAYS DEPENDS! DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND? DRAFTS ARE NOT STATIC! What should I say? Yes I Will Pick Tim Hudson In Round 3 Then I Think I'd Like Kevin Brown In Round 5.
Take the @#$! pitcher when you see fit. It's called improvising.


I agree. If you come in with a definative mindset, you could easily get burned.

Rehearsing for your draft by setting fine walls for how your team will be constructed (and this kind of thinking in general) may not be harmful with a small sample size of events, but I am sure it has taken away from many anonymous owner's chances to win.
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Postby Andy1234 » Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:47 am

RynMan wrote:Personally i can tell you i wont go for a starter in the first 2 rounds, and that wont change, no matter who is taken beforehand.

So if Prior fell to late 2nd round you wouldn't think of taking him?
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Postby trevisc » Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:41 am

If I can't get Prior or Pedro or Schilling in the first round then i'm going to wait and get my SP later (4th round). I think SP is important but not as important as getting those big sluggers.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Feb 10, 2004 9:46 am

You can't go into the draft with a set in stone plan. You have to be able to adapt to the draft if you want to compete.
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Postby prodpaul » Tue Feb 10, 2004 9:55 am

I usually get mine in round 1 or 2
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Postby reiser » Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:24 am

i think round isn't as relevant here as draft position-if you are 1st or 2nd, you're getting Rod or Pujuols, no question. then, in about every '04 draft i've seen, the 5 tool guys are going, Sorriano, Beltran and Guerrero. It really does surprise me how high Beltran and Vlad are going, but that's another story.

I had 9th pick yesterday, and Prior was gone in 5. so i went ahead and pulled the trigger on Gagne, so I didn't have to worry about a closer the rest of the draft, and still got Delgado in the 3rd round.

i can live with it, but ultimately, you can't prepare enough for a draft. thank god i have one more practice round before my money league starts.
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