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Postby wkelly91 » Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:15 pm

I am new to roto style ball. I'm in a 5 x 5 12-team league, 30 round draft, keeper(7-players), snake draft. I have the #2 pick overall and assume I'm going to get Pujos. Where would you go from there?

Which positions are deepest so you can wait?

Should I draft the best the best player available forgetting position?

Would you alternate pitcher then batter?

In H2H you can usually wait till rounds 10-15 to fill out your pitching. Is it the same in roto H2H?

When it's a keeper do you focus on young talent or go for broke and get the old guys too?

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Postby Arlo » Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:19 pm

wkelly91 wrote:When it's a keeper do you focus on young talent or go for broke and get the old guys too?

I'll start this one off by taking the last question: Play to win now, spend next year admiring the trophy. Use age as a determining factor only if the players you're considering are otherwise entirely equal.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:40 pm

wkelly91 wrote:Which positions are deepest so you can wait? 8-o


fine then, take the easiest one.

I'll get the next one ....

Outfield.
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Postby The Jury » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:56 pm

In H2H you can usually wait till rounds 10-15 to fill out your pitching. Is it the same in roto H2H?


I call this one!! B-)

I'll assume you meant roto (not roto H2H).

With your 2 and 3 picks, grab at least one pitcher as long as it's not a "reach." If there's a real stud looking right at you from the available list grab him, but look for pitching - by the 10th round you'll likely be looking at Freddy Garcia (if you're lucky }:-) ).

Hitting comes easy in the rounds 4-8 stages of the draft so don't worry too much about grabbing all the hitters early on. Pitching runs real dry if you wait too long. I would know - my ace was Kevin Millwood last year :-P
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Postby donovan5 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:29 am

i would add the caveat that it depends on the positions that you are drafting for.

i think in scnearios where there is a CI, MI or plain IF position, you do well to focus on hitting a bit first.

Also, league size dictates some things. If you are ina t welve team league with three or four postions for RP, I feel you have to grab a elite to solid closer, even though it garners less potential categories they can effect. Just because, unlike any other position, there will only be about 35 players TOPS garnering that stat. For other positions, you can almost always find SOMEONE who can get you at least the cat you are looking for. There are 150 starting pitchers, basically 30 starting closers. Thye infield positions are scarce obvisouly, but you rarely start two of each given position.

Don't overrate closer scarcity, but it can be a wedge for trading at least, or a key to a scarce category.
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Postby Guest » Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:46 am

So what I need and can expect is:

Older players going in 1st round ( Ex.Bonds)

Most good pitching gone by round-10...so I need to draft (3-7) pitchers through the first 10 rounds.

If I don't get an elite outfielder who falls wait till middle rounds to add them.

Get at least (1) closer stud early on

Thanks guys for all your help so far! Maybe I won't end up in 12th !+) !+) !+) :~(
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Postby wkelly91 » Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:50 am

Sorry, forgot to log in :-o
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