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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby yankeekd25 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:48 pm

hot4tx wrote:I got into a redraft league a few years ago - my first in a CBS HTH league - I discovered that since Ws and SVs were both 10 points, closers might be pretty valuable. I ran the numbers and sure enough the middle-tier closers were about on par with the second-tier SPs (the one's just after the elite guys go). I ranked all pitchers together, tallied projected points, tiered and drafted from that.

It lowered SP value and bumped the middle-tier closers up a ton. I was drafting 5th-6th round value closers in the 9th-11th rounds. I think I ended up with 1 SP and 7-8 closers to fill 7 pitching spots.

I dominated.

The next season the league changed rules slightly in that there was a max/min on how many SPs and RPs you could start. :-D Hey at least they recognized the issue and adapted the rules to make it more fair (how you're supposed to handle it) instead of whining about it during my first year.


I play H2H points league. 10 Team CBS league
Batting Category Point Value
Single 1 point
Double 2 points
Triple 3 points
Home Run 4 points
RBI 1 point
Run 1 point
Base on Balls 1 point
Stolen Base 2 points

Pitching Category Point Value
Win 10 points
Save 10 points
Complete Game 5 points
Strikeout 1 point
Base on Balls -0.5 points
Inning Pitched 2 points
Hits Allowed -0.5 points
Earned Runs -1 point

I decided I was going to take all hitting, 2 or 3 starters, and the rest closers. I am able to start any combo of 7 P. I know I obviously have no SP, but it's all about points. The closers will get me the points I need and my stacked lineup will take care of the rest. Plus I could always swing a deal for an ace. What do you guys think?

C 9 (#87) Russell Martin (C LA)
1B 7 (#67) Victor Martinez (C/1B CLE)
2B 5 (#47) Brandon Phillips (2B CIN)
3B 1 (#7) David Wright (3B NYM)
SS 2 (#14) Hanley Ramirez (SS FLA)
OF 3 (#27) Vladimir Guerrero (RF ANA)
OF 4 (#34) Alex Rios (RF TOR)
OF 6 (#54) B.J. Upton (CF TB)
U 13 (#127) Corey C. Hart (RF MIL)
P 8 (#74) Bobby Jenks (RP CHW)
P 10 (#94) Francisco Cordero (RP CIN)
P 11 (#107) Billy Wagner (RP NYM)
P 12 (#114) John Smoltz (SP ATL)
P 14 (#134) Pedro Martinez (SP NYM)
P 15 (#147) Francisco Liriano (SP MIN)
P 16 (#154) Jeremy Accardo (RP TOR)
RS 17 (#167) Yovani Gallardo (SP MIL)
RS 18 (#174) Matt Kemp (CF LA)
RS 19 (#187) B.J. Ryan (RP TOR)
RS 22 (#214) Todd Jones (RP DET)
RS 20 (#194) Ken Griffey (CF CIN)
RS 21 (#207) Shane Victorino (CF PHI)

Domination.
10 Team H2H 6x6
C- B. Molina
1B- G. Jones (Berkman)
2B- Weeks (Kinsler)
3B- Arod
SS- Tejada
OF- Manny
OF- Ethier
OF- Magglio
Util- Matsui
BN- C Lee
DL- Beltran

SP- King Felix, Wainwright, Verlander, Santana, Hanson, Scherzer
RP- Fuentes, Cordero, Jenks
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby Tavish » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:53 pm

It looks like the league was filled with morons. You got about 6 players that typically go in the first 2 rounds.
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby yankeekd25 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:56 pm

Tavish wrote:It looks like the league was filled with morons. You got about 6 players that typically go in the first 2 rounds.


That wasn't my fault though. I didn't choose who I was drafting with. Even drafting with better owners, I can still expect a team like that with my strategy. I think that's how I'm gonna draft. (This was only a mock)
10 Team H2H 6x6
C- B. Molina
1B- G. Jones (Berkman)
2B- Weeks (Kinsler)
3B- Arod
SS- Tejada
OF- Manny
OF- Ethier
OF- Magglio
Util- Matsui
BN- C Lee
DL- Beltran

SP- King Felix, Wainwright, Verlander, Santana, Hanson, Scherzer
RP- Fuentes, Cordero, Jenks
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby Tavish » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:58 pm

yankeekd25 wrote:
Tavish wrote:It looks like the league was filled with morons. You got about 6 players that typically go in the first 2 rounds.


That wasn't my fault though. I didn't choose who I was drafting with. Even drafting with better owners, I can still expect a team like that with my strategy. I think that's how I'm gonna draft. (This was only a mock)


No that was my point. Drafting with better owners you can't expect a team like that. If you are drafting with idiots it certainly isn't your fault and you should take advantage of it.
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby yankeekd25 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:08 pm

Tavish wrote:
yankeekd25 wrote:
Tavish wrote:It looks like the league was filled with morons. You got about 6 players that typically go in the first 2 rounds.


That wasn't my fault though. I didn't choose who I was drafting with. Even drafting with better owners, I can still expect a team like that with my strategy. I think that's how I'm gonna draft. (This was only a mock)


No that was my point. Drafting with better owners you can't expect a team like that. If you are drafting with idiots it certainly isn't your fault and you should take advantage of it.


What I've noticed this year is that the top pitchers are flying off the board. I don't think my real team would be as good as this one, but I still think it can compare to this one. I think my strategy is a way of exploiting the owners who take the top pitchers but their hitting suffers. Do you think this is a good strategy overall though?
10 Team H2H 6x6
C- B. Molina
1B- G. Jones (Berkman)
2B- Weeks (Kinsler)
3B- Arod
SS- Tejada
OF- Manny
OF- Ethier
OF- Magglio
Util- Matsui
BN- C Lee
DL- Beltran

SP- King Felix, Wainwright, Verlander, Santana, Hanson, Scherzer
RP- Fuentes, Cordero, Jenks
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Re: How's this strategy?

Postby chipper » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:00 pm

yankeekd25 wrote:Even drafting with better owners, I can still expect a team like that with my strategy.

Ummm, no you can't. You can expect maybe 2 or possibly 3 of those 6 guys Tavish was talking about.
The strategy sounds good to me, but don't expect anything close to that team you posted before.
Upton and Phillips?
Wright and HanRam?
VMart and Martin?
Rios, Vlad, and Hart?

That mock draft site is doing you no good.
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