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Postby Jer19G » Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:40 am

Arlo wrote:Just by position for me.


Same with me.
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Postby jbird669 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:59 pm

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Postby Guest » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:01 pm

I go to my local sports card shop and buy a complete set of baseball cards-- with every player in it.

When they're taken, I rip up their card.
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Postby mocabeenow » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:05 pm

That would be awesome. not to rip 'em up. But to shoot 'em with a rubberband or something. Now were getting creative. I hate crossing out names! It would be a lot more fun to get creative like that.
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i guess i'll just cross the players that are gone. BORING!!!
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Postby justinA » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:08 pm

right now i have like 5 different lists (customized) and I am just gunna try and wing it by using all 5. Its gunna be interesting.
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Postby Joe Mauer » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:15 pm

I print out a cheat sheet for each position and then read a few articles. I see what people on here think, just incase I have overlooked something and then I use my brain. My brain is the most important part of the process, with my gut a close second. Any other info is a distant third.

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Postby BigLebowski » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:20 pm

justinA wrote:right now i have like 5 different lists (customized) and I am just gunna try and wing it by using all 5. Its gunna be interesting.


That's a mistake IMO...By the time the draft comes around, you should have most of it in your head, but a SINGLE list is what you should be working from, otherwise you'll get yourself confused. There is enough to keep track of in a draft without giving yourself 5 lists to work with.
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Postby mtarail » Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:38 pm

I use a by-position list.

I also have a written strategy for 1st round draft order, ranking my top 12 picks. I then have two 2-4 round strategies where I've targeted 3 or 4 players that I' expect to be available in the those rounds. One strategy for if my pick is high and I'll be picking near the end of the 2nd round and another strategy for if it's low and I get an early pick. (This strategy gets modified and/or thrown out of the window if their are players on the board who obviously should have been picked much earlier.)

From the 5th round on I make ranked lists of 5 or so players that I'd like to grab in that round if available.

So, for example, if end up with the 3 pick, I'll grab Soriano. When I get the 22nd pick I'll be targeting Renteria or Thome, (unless a stud like Sheffield, Pedro, or Schilling is still on the board), etc...
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Postby justinA » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:20 pm

BigLebowski wrote:
justinA wrote:right now i have like 5 different lists (customized) and I am just gunna try and wing it by using all 5. Its gunna be interesting.


That's a mistake IMO...By the time the draft comes around, you should have most of it in your head, but a SINGLE list is what you should be working from, otherwise you'll get yourself confused. There is enough to keep track of in a draft without giving yourself 5 lists to work with.

you are probably right. Most of it is in my head so I guess i should just leave the other lists at home to avoid confusion. I have decided Im gunna take the Cafe's List, my TSN mag (everyone says it sucks but i really dont think so), and the ESPN top 200. I think those should be good enuf.

I will obviously use my brain on most picks, but I just like having a list of names in fornt of me cuz i know enuf about baseball to be able to decide.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:52 pm

I have a can't lose strategy but I won't reveal it until after I draft for fear that some of my competition is in the cafe. I draft on the 21 of March so email me after that
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