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Postby grammysboy » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:11 pm

I have 2B tabbed as the weakest position at this point. There are only about 7-9 players who earned double digit values last season. There are more SS but the entire MI situation is trouble. In an auction, plan to spend more for decent production from the Middle than for corners.

All of the SS and 2B mentioned by Lefty will auction for over $20 in our league and barring injury will probably be worth it.
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Re: Where are all the third basemen???

Postby d » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:16 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:You're joking right? 3B is one of the deeper positions this year.
:-) I think he is just joking.
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Postby Lefty12 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:34 pm

For drafting purposes of those positions, my ideal draft, I would take an OF in the first unless I have Soriano and then take a 2nd or ss in the second and third round (I think that Tejada is going to have a huge season, but that is regardless of the point). Then pick a pitcher or another OF since I feel that you can still get quality numbers out of a 1st basemen in round 5-7. Of course this all would be in a perfect world. I have done this the past two seasons, and the worst I have finished is 3rd out of 12 teams both times. Just my thoughts.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:23 pm

Here is the standard deviation $ values from last year for the top 12 at each position except OF which is top 36. Note Pujols is listed as an OF.

C - 8.64
1B - 6.99
2B - 9.76
SS - 11.14
3B - 5.42
OF - 7.57
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:25 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Here is the standard deviation $ values from last year for the top 12 at each position except OF which is top 36. Note Pujols is listed as an OF.

C - 8.64
1B - 6.99
2B - 9.76
SS - 11.14
3B - 5.42
OF - 7.57


nice. SS is the weakest.

any way you could run those deviations from a 2004 projected set?
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Postby Lefty12 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:32 pm

From your info it looks like there is quite the difference in value from the 1st to the 12th in the ss position.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:26 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Here is the standard deviation $ values from last year for the top 12 at each position except OF which is top 36. Note Pujols is listed as an OF.

C - 8.64
1B - 6.99
2B - 9.76
SS - 11.14
3B - 5.42
OF - 7.57


nice. SS is the weakest.

any way you could run those deviations from a 2004 projected set?
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C - 4.22
1B - 4.96
2B - 4.78
3B - 3.13
SS - 7.01
OF - 5.21
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Postby GSes » Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:31 pm

I agree 3B is very deep. Although It is still very nice to have Chavez or rolen.
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Postby Brendo » Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:36 pm

does your standard deviation take into account that only 10-12 of any position are used for fantasy purposes.....I mean, you can have Jeff Cirillo if you want......

I'd tend to agree that in terms of top production, there are fewer at 3B than at SS or 1st....2B being the weakest
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Feb 12, 2004 3:42 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Rototimes projections
C - 4.22
1B - 4.96
2B - 4.78
3B - 3.13
SS - 7.01
OF - 5.21[/quote]

thanks Pogo. Well, according to one set of projections, 3b is actually deeper from 1-12 than any other position.

What does this tell you? Hold off on your 3b because the difference between 1st and 12th best isnt all that much.
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