rotoquest wrote:I have read every post in this thread and I still cannot get a fix on where the best place is to draft. So let's keep it simple. If you have any number slot as a choice in a 12 team league to draft, what are your 1st & 2nd preferences that you would choose?
My #1 preference for a pick would be pick #7. Second choice would be pick #2.
For my drafting style, I seem to be putting together much
better teams (balance and numbers) when I get a top-tier 3B in the first round, then 1B and #1OF in the second and third (either order).
So, with that in mind, I like having #7 as I'm virtually guaranteed MCab at that slot, as well as a higher pick in round 2 (where I feel there is a large dropoff after pick 18-20). If MCab is taken by someone higher than that, I'm going to get great value on whoever does drop to me.
Otherwise, I like pick #2, because I'm taking Wright at that spot, who I'm pretty high on this year.
After that I like #1, and 8+.
My least favorite picks would be #3-#5... I hate the thought of taking Reyes or Hanley this year, and I feel that it would be too early to take MCab there if Wright is already gone, so I'd be praying that Wright fell to me there.