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Did I Screw Up?

Postby Joe Mama » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:37 pm

Currently, in a 1st year keeper league..typical Yahoo H2H league...12 teams.

these were my first 5 picks:



1B Pujols
OF Manny
OF Matt Holliday
OF Alex Rios
OF Curtis Granderson

I probably screwed up taking all those OFs first, but I like those guys for this year. Any tips, strategies on how to approach the rest of the draft? Thanks
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Re: Did I Screw Up?

Postby woodson_28 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:23 pm

ha. My first 5 picks in a 1st year keeper league:

OF Hamilton
1B Teixeria
OF Ichiro
OF BJ Upton
OF Ichiro

I hope taking so many OF early isn't a bad thing...
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Re: Did I Screw Up?

Postby NY Pinstripes » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:25 pm

Screw up is strong but you do not have a player from 2 of the shallowest positions in fantasy baseball: SS or 3B in the first 5 rounds.

To get a true feel of your draft, you should post your entire team. Then ask for feedback on ways to improve your team. I would actually post it in the analze/rate my team if you list your entire starting roster.

Also, if you list the rosters of all of the teams members may be able to suggest trades you could make .

Hope that helps.
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Re: Did I Screw Up?

Postby NY Pinstripes » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:27 pm

woodson_28 wrote:ha. My first 5 picks in a 1st year keeper league:

OF Hamilton
1B Teixeria
OF Ichiro
OF BJ Upton
OF Ichiro

I hope taking so many OF early isn't a bad thing...


You must have really liked Ichiro, you selected him twice ;-)
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Re: Did I Screw Up?

Postby Joe Mama » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:30 pm

Thanks for the help. It's actually an email draft, so those are the picks I've made so far. Probably done drafting outfielders in this draft though.
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Re: Did I Screw Up?

Postby DaShiz23 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:36 pm

Joe Mama wrote:Currently, in a 1st year keeper league..typical Yahoo H2H league...12 teams.

these were my first 5 picks:



1B Pujols
OF Manny
OF Matt Holliday
OF Alex Rios
OF Curtis Granderson

I probably screwed up taking all those OFs first, but I like those guys for this year. Any tips, strategies on how to approach the rest of the draft? Thanks

I have no problem with this, all things considered. Those things being whom was drafted before you, and how you project whom you picked/whom is left. For the first 5 rounds or so, there is no real problem going with those that you value the highest. Personally, I am not high on Holliday and Granderson, but to each his own. There are some great options to be had in the OF around the 10th-14th rounds, but hey, you do have trade bait. Since hitters are gernerally valued more than pitchers, you may hold an upper hand in future deals.
I would be interested to hear if this is a standard roster league (3 OF, 1 UTIL), or an extended roster league (5 OF, 1/2 UTIL).
It is a decently balanced start to a draft, though. ;-D
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Re: Did I Screw Up?

Postby woodson_28 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:03 pm

NY Pinstripes wrote:
woodson_28 wrote:ha. My first 5 picks in a 1st year keeper league:

OF Hamilton
1B Teixeria
OF Ichiro
OF BJ Upton
OF Ichiro

I hope taking so many OF early isn't a bad thing...


You must have really liked Ichiro, you selected him twice ;-)


ya, my bad. The 4th OF (5th rd pick) was Vlad Guerrero.

I agree that there's nothing wrong with just selecting the best player available. Though, in a 3 OF league, I like drafting 2 OF early, and than gambling on young OF's later (like Upton, Dukes, Young, etc...). Last year, I took Crawford and Carlos Lee early and grabbed Hamilton in rd 17. Worked out well, until Crawford and Carlos Lee hit the DL. Although, by then I also had A. Soriano and C. Granderson, so it wasn't a big deal...
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Re: Did I Screw Up?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:55 pm

Holliday and Granderson at 26 and 50 are tremendous value. Manny and Rios not as much, though. You better grab SPs in the next couple rounds and then one of the 4-10 SS's in the following round. There's a huge drop-off in 3Bs after the Beltre/Encarnacion/Cantu/Gordon level in 12/13, and in your position I'd wait till 15-17 for a 2B and 18-20 for a C. Is this a default league or are there extra positions?

Your draft is certainly salvageable, but there's much less room for error, and you'll probably have to reach for positions several times. You're much less screwed if this is a default league with C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 3 OF, UTIL, 2 SP, 2 RP, 2 P, 5 BN.
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Re: Did I Screw Up?

Postby LloydChristmas » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:01 pm

There's definitely a school of thought that says best player available in the early rounds. I figure it's better to draft value than taking the 4th to 5th best shortstop when he's far from the best player on the board (In the 3rd round for example). I would certainly consider position scarcity but not weight it as heavily as value at the time the player was drafted.
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