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Re: What are the most valueable resources to have during draft?

Postby Dan Charette » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:54 pm

First of all a cheetsheet with tiers. Then a sheet with all the teams listed so that I can check off the positions they take. I don't usually have time to write all the names . I find that it's easier than to try to look up the teams on the draft page. I can see the whole league at a glance by doing this.
And then a nice cold IBC root beer.
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Re: What are the most valueable resources to have during draft?

Postby linberg » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:01 pm

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Re: What are the most valueable resources to have during draft?

Postby xeifrank » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:12 pm

Draft Software with some good projection input into it.
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Re: What are the most valueable resources to have during draft?

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:01 pm

Buffalo Chicken Pizza from a local pizza joint.

Sober is also important

Last year I drafted Raul Ibanez in the 2nd round and when question I said that I love his upside. I was a bit buzzed...and I didn't do well in that league.
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Re: What are the most valueable resources to have during draft?

Postby Matthias » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:54 am

Polar Bear wrote:Last year I drafted Raul Ibanez in the 2nd round and when question I said that I love his upside. I was a bit buzzed...and I didn't do well in that league.

Raul Ibanez has upside?
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Re: What are the most valueable resources to have during draft?

Postby jake_harv88 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:03 am

Polar Bear wrote:Buffalo Chicken Pizza from a local pizza joint.

Sober is also important

Last year I drafted Raul Ibanez in the 2nd round and when question I said that I love his upside. I was a bit buzzed...and I didn't do well in that league.


Id have to be way more than buzzed to take ibanez in the second round 8-o
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Re: What are the most valueable resources to have during draft?

Postby Polar Bear » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:52 am

jake_harv88 wrote:
Polar Bear wrote:Buffalo Chicken Pizza from a local pizza joint.

Sober is also important

Last year I drafted Raul Ibanez in the 2nd round and when question I said that I love his upside. I was a bit buzzed...and I didn't do well in that league.


Id have to be way more than buzzed to take ibanez in the second round 8-o


Definitely downplayed the buzz...
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Re: What are the most valueable resources to have during draft?

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:27 pm

hope the pizza was at least good...
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Re: What are the most valueable resources to have during draft?

Postby duckbillgates » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:52 pm

Good question. At a minimum, I suggest:

• Tiered positional draft sheet
• Overall rankings based on MDP to get you through the early rounds
• Roster list for all teams — The best drafts I have had were those I was running when I knew, for example, that 10 teams already had their starting SS.

In a keeper league, I like to have at Top 50 ranking based on my position and stat needs.

A late-round sleeper list is also a plus. Sometimes a high-upside gamble makes more sense than picking straight from your tiers, especially when drafting for bench slots.

I think if you've done your homework, you generally don't want to have a magazine, as they just confuse matters. However, if you have managers who come unprepared, you can lend them a magazine. They deserve it. :-)
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Re: What are the most valueable resources to have during draft?

Postby Matthias » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:07 pm

duckbillgates wrote:• Roster list for all teams — The best drafts I have had were those I was running when I knew, for example, that 10 teams already had their starting SS.

This is an under-appreciated item for a snake draft league. It helps immensely if you have two players you're deciding between but you know that the 2-3 guys who are going to draft after you and then snake around are not interested in one of the positions.
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