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Re: What round do you start drafting SP's?

Postby Chadgo5 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:08 pm

Depends on the tone of the draft. If everyone is waiting on pitching, I will go the opposite route and draft two or three studs. You hedge your bets against injury/innefectiveness and have valuable trading chips for the season to upgrade your offense after you've established leads in the P categories.
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Re: What round do you start drafting SP's?

Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:12 pm

I took my first starter (Kazmir) in the 7th round of my draft last night. I followed up with pitchers in the 9th, 12th, 15th and 16th.
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Re: What round do you start drafting SP's?

Postby Pochucker » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:05 pm

Kazmir is on my "no draft" list
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Re: What round do you start drafting SP's?

Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:45 pm

Pochucker wrote:Kazmir is on my "no draft" list


:-?

Because of the injury?
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Re: What round do you start drafting SP's?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:57 am

BronXBombers51 wrote:I took my first starter (Kazmir) in the 7th round of my draft last night. I followed up with pitchers in the 9th, 12th, 15th and 16th.

just out of curiosity, but who else did you end up with?
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Re: What round do you start drafting SP's?

Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:33 pm

RedSoxNation04 wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:I took my first starter (Kazmir) in the 7th round of my draft last night. I followed up with pitchers in the 9th, 12th, 15th and 16th.

just out of curiosity, but who else did you end up with?


Javy Vazquez, James Shields, McGowan and Billingsley
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Re: What round do you start drafting SP's?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:40 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
RedSoxNation04 wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:I took my first starter (Kazmir) in the 7th round of my draft last night. I followed up with pitchers in the 9th, 12th, 15th and 16th.

just out of curiosity, but who else did you end up with?


Javy Vazquez, James Shields, McGowan and Billingsley

Nice haul. I'd defintely be happy with that staff ;-D
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Re: What round do you start drafting SP's?

Postby Yoda » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:50 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
RedSoxNation04 wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:I took my first starter (Kazmir) in the 7th round of my draft last night. I followed up with pitchers in the 9th, 12th, 15th and 16th.

just out of curiosity, but who else did you end up with?


Javy Vazquez, James Shields, McGowan and Billingsley


Not a big fan of Vazquez this year. I like that staff tho if Kaz stays healthy.
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Re: What round do you start drafting SP's?

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:12 pm

Yoda wrote:[Not a big fan of Vazquez this year.


Yeah he's way too overvalued, and I think it's because several mock draft sites took a look at his #s last year and placed him among and ahead of some much, much better pitchers. I'd bet a couple bits that he finishes as the third best White Sox starter this year.

As for the original question, yeah 6 is a good spot. You can almost certainly do something like 6. C. Zambrano / 7. Roy Oswalt 8. Felix/DiceK, etc. Those players could even go later in fact.

Value's certainly the most important component of drafting, but claiming it's pretty much the way to draft may be ignoring some points. Depending on how often and easily people trade in your league, for instance, can make a big difference. I like to grab great values because I know that they will probably turn me an overall profit in a trade (i.e., I'll draft a guy that I probably DON'T want on my team, knowing I'll trade him for someone I missed but DO want on my team). But, if trading is not too frequent in your league, using strategies like "avoid pitching until round 6" could be more important.
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Re: What round do you start drafting SP's?

Postby abrage22 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:05 am

BronXBombers51 wrote:
RedSoxNation04 wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:I took my first starter (Kazmir) in the 7th round of my draft last night. I followed up with pitchers in the 9th, 12th, 15th and 16th.

just out of curiosity, but who else did you end up with?


Javy Vazquez, James Shields, McGowan and Billingsley

i think u got a steal on shields, unless u got him 9th which is where he should go about i'd say, otherwise vazquez at 9 would be about right i guess, maybe a bit early.
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