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Help me arrange players for auto-draft! I'm NEW! WHIR!

Postby woowoo crew » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:23 pm

I'm a fantasy football expert, but this is my first time doing fantasy baseball. My league does an autodraft. It's head to head with 10 teams. The positions are: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, IF, LF, CF, RF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL.
The stat categories are: AB, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, SLAM, W, SHO, SV, K, ERA, RAPP

So, all you experts out there... would it be better for me to try to target stud pitchers or hitters? Right now, my top 10 guys on my pre-draft rankings are:
1. Hanley Ramírez
2. Grady Sizemore
3. David Wright
4. Miguel Cabrera
5. Ryan Braun
6. Ian Kinsler
7. Josh Hamilton
8. Tim Lincecum
9. Brian McCann
10. Mark Teixeira

Should I move more quality pitchers to this list? Right now, my first pitcher on the list is at #8. My next ones are #13 & #14. My first relief pitcher in my rankings is at #21. I don't know if it would be better to target top pitchers or hitters in the autodraft. PLEASE ADVISE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by woowoo crew on Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.
C: Gattis
1B: Abreu
2B: Utley
SS: Dee
3B: Encarnacion
UTIL: Dickerson, Chris Davis
OF: Stanton, Heyward, Polanco
BN: Arenado, Chisenhall, Blackmon, Calhoun
P: Cueto, Strasburg, Cliff Lee, Wood, Latos, Kuechel, Kluber, Arrieta, Ross
RP: Kimbrel, Uehara
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Postby NCAARules » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:26 pm

I may have missed it, but what kind of league is it?

roto, h2h, etc.?
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Re: Help me arrange players for auto-draft! I'm NEW! WHIR!

Postby woowoo crew » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:30 pm

sorry.. i updated the post. it's a head to head league with 10 teams. i know that some people's strategy is to go after big pitching and take chances with hitters. i'm just not sure what to do.
C: Gattis
1B: Abreu
2B: Utley
SS: Dee
3B: Encarnacion
UTIL: Dickerson, Chris Davis
OF: Stanton, Heyward, Polanco
BN: Arenado, Chisenhall, Blackmon, Calhoun
P: Cueto, Strasburg, Cliff Lee, Wood, Latos, Kuechel, Kluber, Arrieta, Ross
RP: Kimbrel, Uehara
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Postby tribefan08 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:50 pm

first off get McCann off your top 10 list!

No catcher should go in the top 40 let alone the top 10!!!

To be honest it doesn't matter what kind of league it is i'm going sticks first. I play H2H with 10 pitching cats and 10 hitting cats and I went hitting for 6 rounds straight and in the 7th i took josh beckett. You will be disgusted if you go taking alot of pitching early, ESPECIALLY IN A 10 TEAM LEAGUE! Stack up on hitting, then snag up all kinds of good pitching prospects in rounds 9-12.

I'd target Liriano, billingsley (although he's having some groin issues right now) gallardo, cain, shields, lackey, wainwright, etc

thanks for the help on mine good luck with your draft, my advice DO SOME MOCKS!
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Postby DBronson12 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:10 pm

No doubt about it..this year is stock with pitching. I would wait till rounds 6,7,8 to snag your three major pitchers then fill it out with guys like Arroyo, Jimenez etc, etc.
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Postby SpecialFNK » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:20 pm

early round hitters are more valuable than the top tier pitchers.
theres a spreadsheet at google that may help..
http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key= ... V9YX2Hb9JA
it lists top 300 players. the HIGH is the earlier that player was selected overall, and the LOW was the lowest that player was selected overall. the Rd (12 T) is the average round that player was selected, but is based on a 12 team league. you could still use that to help rank your players.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:42 pm

Always get hitters early. Solid pitching is always easier to get in the later rounds and WW. Check out the positional tiers on this site, and on the mainboard, the MDP thread, which will give you an idea, give or take, where players will go (and how long you should wait to take your guys. But it's just a guide!).

I hate autodraft leagues though. Go for a live draft next time, the draft is the most fun part of the season!
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Postby sigriffey » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:41 am

Try to grab an ace within the first 4 rounds.... but no reason it can't be after you grab 4 stud hitters, with best available initially as your guide, and then more of a position focus.
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Postby Eightan » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:00 am

I go hitting first. Especially with your setup where it looks like you have to fill specific outfield positions, as opposed to only general outfielders, makes it a little tougher tio fill out your lineup later.

I would say you're top 40 players should be hitters, and then stack about 10 pitchers together, and then intersperse everyone equally.
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