KCollins1304 wrote:I don't think that hoarding a position is ever actually a good idea. You are going to leave yourself with holes that are bigger than the ones you think you are creating for other teams. Sure in theory you can trade those guys for players that are drafted 2 rounds earlier and you think you have leverage, but what are you going to do when the other guy points out that you can't play all of those guys anyway so they're rather useless to you. I really don't think you should draft anyone with any intention other than using them on your own team.
Yeah with the original poster's example he'd be able to use those guys at 3B/1B/CI/UTIL.
With my example you'd be able to play the guys at 3B/CI/2B/MI/UTIL.
It would pretty much just give you the option to trade someone a 3B if they were desperate.
If not then you could just use those guys at your CI, MI, or 2B spots (along with 3B). As long as you get them in a decent draft spot, it seems like it might work. However if the 3B pool is drying up extra quickly because you are taking all the 2nd/3rd tier guys, then people may start to reach for them.
Again I'm not saying I would do either of these, just that maybe the 2nd one is a better plan than dedicating your first four picks to the strategy.