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Postby Dude86 » Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:46 pm

I know that most people in a snake draft hate having the number 1 pick. So what are your opinions on the best pick to have in a snake draft? I'm thinking like 3,4, or 5 would be pretty good.
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Postby flbtank » Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:57 pm

I prefer to be on the tail end...that way you get two of the best 11 or 13 players
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Postby jbuk » Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:58 pm

I know that most people in a snake draft hate having the number 1 pick


Really? I'd love to have #1 and get A-Rod, even if it is awkward sometimes having back-to-back picks.

I've got the top 12 or so ranked in tiers, so If I don't get 1 or 2, Pujols being 2 obv, I'd like to be at the end of one of my tiers.

What I mean is:

I have

1 A Rod
2 Pujols

Then in the next tier:

3 Soriano
4 Vlad
5 Beltran
6 Prior

Next..

7 Helton
8 Manny
9 Bonds

Then

10 Pedro
11 Sheff
12 Schilling.

So, I'd rather have the 6th pick than 3rd to 5th, as I'd say they're pretty interchangeable in value. Likewise, I don't think there's much between 7-9 or between 10-12, so I'd go for 9 or 12.
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Postby baseball genius » Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:00 pm

I don't really have a preferance because each position has its advantages and disadvantages.
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Postby brdmaverick » Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:00 pm

I think the 7th spot is IDEAL in this draft.

You get to have one of these guys.......

Vlad
Helton
Soriano
Beltran
Nomar
(assuming AROD and Pujols are long gone)

and then you get to have a guy like Sosa, Manny, or Ichiro in the second round.
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Postby BXBombers » Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:16 pm

baseball genius wrote:I don't really have a preferance because each position has its advantages and disadvantages.


I agree, though if I had to choose I would say 1st or last.

Because, it is very nice to be able to pick 2 players in a row. You can always pick a player you like, plus a player you feel slipped too far. Or a player you know won't be around your next pick, plus a pitcher/hitter because you need another one of them.

The drawback is that in a 10-team draft, you have to wait 17 picks for your next picks after the first round.

I don't see how anyone can not like the first pick, ARod is a great start to any fantasy team ;-D
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Postby xeifrank » Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:19 pm

I prefer the #1 pick, Here's Why!

brdmaverick wrote:I think the 7th spot is IDEAL in this draft.

You get to have one of these guys.......

Vlad
Helton
Soriano
Beltran
Nomar
(assuming AROD and Pujols are long gone)

and then you get to have a guy like Sosa, Manny, or Ichiro in the second round.


Who is to say that Vlady, Helton and Soriano will be availabe with the 7th overall pick? Perhaps Vlady will, but the other two most likely won't.
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Postby KolbSaves » Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:23 pm

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Postby BXBombers » Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:23 pm

lol, yeah I don't get the 7th pick theory. I mean yeah, you get a top 7 pick. But 2nd pick gets a top 2 gy, 3rd pick gets a top 3 guy....etc. And last pick(in a 10-teamer for example) gets 2 of the top 11 guys!
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