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Postby NittanyLions » Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:36 pm

yo
its my first draft in baseball of many to come!
ALL players are available. can anyone rank the top 20 or so?
i currently has a-rod, then pujols, then soriano as top 3...i was considering pujols as 1 though

thanks a lot


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Re: First ever time drafting...help!

Postby swarmee » Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:49 pm

Live4TheMoment wrote:yo
its my first draft in baseball of many to come!
ALL players are available. can anyone rank the top 20 or so?
i currently has a-rod, then pujols, then soriano as top 3...i was considering pujols as 1 though

Well, your best bet as a newbie is to follow the average draft position list from ESPN. But move some players up or down based on how you feel they will do.
http://games.espn.go.com/cgi/flb/reques ... 1&Param2=7
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Re: First ever time drafting...help!

Postby Casimir » Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:53 pm

Live4TheMoment wrote:yo
its my first draft in baseball of many to come!
ALL players are available. can anyone rank the top 20 or so?
i currently has a-rod, then pujols, then soriano as top 3...i was considering pujols as 1 though

thanks a lot


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Well, I wouldn't follow the advice of these drafters:
http://flbdraft.espn.go.com/livedraft/w ... eIDTo=1214
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Postby intense » Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:54 pm

what was very helpful to me in the beginning (about a week ago)was checking out the cheatsheet on this site.... links along the left side.... and also, watching espn drafts, http://flbdraft.espn.go.com/livedraft/draftmonitor

and the espn top 200 list which was posted already


most importantly remember you need good balance to be successful in a league.

good luck bud.
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Postby Erboes » Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:59 pm

My best advice would be to go to Rotoguys.com tomorrow when they have their free weekend and use their projections ;-D (my first use of the little dudes)!
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Postby NittanyLions » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:35 pm

OK thanks guys ill check out the sites. im looking forward to a season here. ;-D
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Postby Arlo » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:40 pm

Hi Nittany - welcome to the 'dark side!' :-D

Same thing as on the football side - rankings and mocks are right here. ;-D
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Postby 9er Fan » Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:41 pm

Don't underestimate the difference in average production at the different positions (i.e. most SS/2B produce much less than the average starting OF/1B). It is for this reason that Pujols shouldn't be ranked above A-Rod IMO.

Also, don't forget about SBs. In today's (long ball) era, they are getting tougher and tougher to come by. That's one category I have seen many owners look at after the draft and say... "oops".
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