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Postby Chopper » Thu Feb 26, 2004 3:30 am

First timer...Yahoo draft....practice for a competive league drafting soon....H2H 5X5:

C---M. LeCroy (Min - C,1B,DH)
1B--M. Teixeira (Tex - 1B,3B)
2B--J. Vidro (Mon - 2B)
3B--E. Chavez (Oak - 3B)
SS--E. Renteria (StL - SS)
OF--V. Guerrero (Ana - RF)
OF--M. Ordonez (CWS - RF)
OF--J. Pierre (Fla - CF)
Util-A. Berroa (KC - SS)
BN--M. Cabrera (Fla - 3B,LF)
BN--R. Baldelli (TB - CF)

SP--T. Hudson (Oak - SP)
SP--J. Santana (Min - SP,RP)
RP--V. Zambrano (TB - SP,RP)
RP--F. Cordero (Tex - RP)
P---R. Oswalt (Hou - SP)
P---R. Ortiz (Ana - SP)
P---J. Contreras (NYY - SP,RP)
BN--R. Harden (Oak - SP)
BN--D. Kolb (Mil - RP)
BN--E. Milton (Phi - SP)
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Postby Arlo » Thu Feb 26, 2004 6:24 am

Hey Chopper, nice team. Actually, for a first draft, this looks absolutely excellent. ;-D

If I had to nitpick, there are basically just two points that might be made:

If you have daily lineup changes, I'd love to see another closer on your roster, or possibly two. With five slots available to RPs, you want to take advantage. If you have weekly lineup changes, on the other hand, I probably would have started drafting closers a bit earlier.

Also, there's probably a bit too much focus on upside (as opposed to tried and true), on this roster for my taste.

In any case, those are just minor points, and basically a matter of personal preference to boot. If this draft was in any way competitive, you did great. Going after OF early and still being able to field a very solid infield, for instance, is hard, but you've done just that.
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Postby WharfRat » Thu Feb 26, 2004 9:33 am

Can't argue with that. Nice.
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Postby Chopper » Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:35 pm

Thanks, Arlo and WharfRat,
I must admit that I wasn't prepared for the later rounds. I had my pitchers lists, but hadn't done enough side by side with my SP and RP lists. I got a little flustered after the 17th round when guys I'd targeted got taken sooner than I figured and I didn't have a good back-up plan. I'll be ready for my next draft.

You got me thinking, though. Once the draft gets past the top 30-35 starters, should I just fill my P slots with all closers? Getting the minimum 7 innnings should be easy and it seems like sacrificing K's and W's for a good shot at ERA/SV/WHIP might be a worthwhile strategy. Or am I way off?
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