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HOW do you draft against rookies???

Postby RynMan » Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:34 am

Im in a draft 2moro against some friends, and they have next to no fantasy knowledge. how should i approach this? i think i can get beltran in the 2nd or 3rd round, but i dunno if i should take the chance if i could get him in the 1st. i will also leave teixeira to my last pick cuz no1 knows who he is. do you recommend trying to sneek things past these guys (like letting a top pick drift a little) or jus stick to my game plan and get the best possible right then?
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Postby Andy1234 » Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:45 am

Just Draft like you would with Experianced Players to start the Draft, after that you can just Draft the players that are falling through the cracks a round or two after they should have gone. When its time to draft Tex you'll know by how the draft is going.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:51 am

I was somewhat in the same position as you. Talk to them and see what they know. If they say hitting will go late then follow them and grab a couple pitchers early to ensure you get them, then stack on your hitting late, or vice versa. Figure out their gameplan and build yours around that. That's what I did.
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Postby RynMan » Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:56 am

yeah sounds like a plan. i was talking to them the other night and i get the impression maddux will be going in the first round, as will clemens, and randy johnson. they didnt even mention prior. if he is still there in the 2nd round im gonna take him.
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Postby Andy1234 » Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:58 am

Sounds like they stopped following baseball about 5 years ago and just assumed everything is the same.
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Postby prodpaul » Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:02 am

Tell them you think Steve Carlton could have a career year :-D
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Postby RynMan » Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:22 am

haha. im contempt to have them go for maddux as their ace, clemens as their number 2, and rod beck as their closer. they will probably question where darryl strawberry's name is on the position charts!
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Re: HOW do you draft against rookies???

Postby swarmee » Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:32 am

Why play in a league like this? It will be so boring during the regular season.
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Postby KolbSaves » Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:45 am

could be fun with friends though, completely baffling them with your knowledge of angel berroa
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Postby crazycanuck » Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:05 am

I agree with Swarmee...not much challenge or sport in this. It's almost like shooting a dear in the headlites...while the meat might taste good, not much fun or challenging.

Try to educate your friends and give them some valuable websites they can use to upgrade their knowledge/generate cheatsheeets to get started...if they really want to. This I could see being much more fun than steamrolling them all season.
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