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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:52 am

Pogotheostrich wrote: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.



Ah, Pogo says what Swinger meant, but with class. ;-D

I agree. Look, I don't want a SP in the first few rounds--I focus on hitting. But if for some reason Pedro slips to me in the second round, I'm jumping in with both hands. Otherwise, I'll wait... It depends on the draft.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Feb 10, 2004 11:02 am

reiser wrote: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.


Gagne? ouch!
No more 5 tool players, so you go for the 1 tool player, huh?
Probably dont want to make that mistake again.
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Postby Guest » Tue Feb 10, 2004 11:42 am

It all depends on scarcity. Most people think that 2B and C are the scarcest postions this year, BUT if you look at the SP there is a scarcity of SPs that give you a good ERA, a good WHIP, Wins(hard to predict), and most of all K's. There are very few K pitchers this year. Instead of taking Hudson or Halladay take Wood. It is much more probable that Wood will increase his win total than Hudson or Halladay become K pitchers. To answer your question, it really depends on how many K pitchers or 4 category pitchers are available. In round one I would take only Prior. In round 2 I would target Wood and a few others. I would say grab two of these 4 category guys by the end of round 5, if you wait they will be gone.
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Postby reiser » Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:24 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote: Gagne? ouch! No more 5 tool players, so you go for the 1 tool player, huh?
Probably dont want to make that mistake again.


that's why i did a warmup league, before my main league starts :-b

but pretty boneheaded, I agree!
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:38 pm

reiser wrote:that's why i did a warmup league, before my main league starts :-b


very very very smart.

going into a draft "that counts" without some practice first is near suicide.
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Postby SoxFanPJ » Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:47 pm

I don't have a specific rule when to draft pitchers, though I don't like to pick one in the first round. It often seems that in my league there is a pitcher run towards the upper middle rounds, and this allows a lot of very good hitters to fall. Going to try to keep stud ptichers this year(PEdro, Schill, RJ) and draft hitters.
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Postby poop » Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:04 pm

Depends on the settings, but 3-4 pitchers in the first 5 rounds.

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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:38 pm

poop wrote:Depends on the settings, but 3-4 pitchers in the first 5 rounds.

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Pitching may win, but pitching is a lot deeper than many hitting positions. I can't imagine someone competing after taking four pitchers in the first five rounds.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:38 pm

Last year in one league many good pitchers were being passed over for hitters so with the 10th pick I got:

1st round: Pedro
4th round: Morris
5th round: Wood
6th round: Millwood

injuries killed me and I ended up finishing 2nd.
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Postby nsulham » Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:51 pm

I know in my keeper league, only a few select owners have a solid core of stud SP keeps. I have Prior/Schill so I'm very confident there but there are also Wood/Schmidt, Mussina/Zito, Hudson/Morris, Pedro/Mulder, Vazquez/Beckett tandems as well so I think the other four owners, who's pitching is suspect, will gobble up the remaining good SP's, possibly even reaching early just to make sure they get one.

Thats fine by me, I already have probably the best pitching group, allowing me to grab a nice hitter that falls.
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