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Postby Saltydog » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:28 pm

Anyone have any experience with having players on the same team batting 3-4 in their normal order on your Fantasy roster?

Last year, one player (finished 2nd) acted like he hit the lottery when he drafted Berkman and Carlos Lee, so he could reap the rewards.

I know some 3-4 combo's are stronger than others, but do you think if the opportunity is there, you'd take it?

Hamilton/Cruz?
Ortiz/Youk?
Braun/Fielder?
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Re: Teammates back-to-back

Postby auclairkeithbc » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:44 pm

i don't think i'd enter it into my calculations much. some people try to avoid teammates in H2H but 2 is fine. you probably lose a bit of RBI upside when you draft 3/4 hitters from the same team, but gain some security. it is pretty much a complete non-factor though.
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Re: Teammates back-to-back

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:12 pm

Doesn't mean anything. Wouldn't avoid it, wouldn't look for it. All he really accomplished was get good hitters who had good hitters in front or behind them. They don't need to be on the same team to accomplish this.
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Postby j24jags » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:16 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:Doesn't mean anything. Wouldn't avoid it, wouldn't look for it. All he really accomplished was get good hitters who had good hitters in front or behind them. They don't need to be on the same team to accomplish this.

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Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:22 pm

this thread made me think of Anna Benson
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Re: Teammates back-to-back

Postby RAmst23 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:28 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:this thread made me think of Anna Benson


This wins my reference for the day award. Kudos sir.

I wouldn't even notice if I drafted a 3/4 hitter from the same team, doesn't matter in the least. Unless it's like the Pirates 3/4 combo, then you should reevaluate your draft strategy.
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Re: Teammates back-to-back

Postby Matthias » Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:36 pm

Discussed at length here.
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Re: Teammates back-to-back

Postby Maris09 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:59 pm

I had Braun, Fielder, and Hart last year all together and on 2 seperate teams.
I didn't love it, but that's probably because Fielder and Hart had so-so years.
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Re: Teammates back-to-back

Postby DaShiz23 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:01 pm

When drafting, this shouldn't come into consideration unless you are at the very end of your draft, and even then, shouldn't mean much at all. Having one guy from a team should not bump others from that team down your ranking sheet whatsoever.
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