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Starting 2 Catchers - Does this change your draft strategy?

Postby Diggs » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:19 pm

My league starts 2 Catchers. Is this an oddity? Would it change your draft strategy if your league did this?

Thanks in advance for thoughts/ideas.

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5x5 roto league with HRs, R, RBI, SB, and OBP as the categories.
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Re: Starting 2 Catchers - Does this change your draft strategy?

Postby KCollins1304 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:21 pm

I typically wouldn't draft a catcher until the last couple rounds with 1 C, but with 2 I'd want to make sure I got one of the top 5 or so if you can without over-drafting too much.
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Re: Starting 2 Catchers - Does this change your draft strategy?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:39 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:I typically wouldn't draft a catcher until the last couple rounds with 1 C, but with 2 I'd want to make sure I got one of the top 5 or so if you can without over-drafting too much.


agreed...i'd also be tempted to grab a pair of catchers in the 8th-12th ranked area
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Re: Starting 2 Catchers - Does this change your draft strategy?

Postby bigken117 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:41 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
KCollins1304 wrote:I typically wouldn't draft a catcher until the last couple rounds with 1 C, but with 2 I'd want to make sure I got one of the top 5 or so if you can without over-drafting too much.


agreed...i'd also be tempted to grab a pair of catchers in the 8th-12th ranked area


Depends on how deep the league is. a 10 team league means there'd be options on the wire, and 16 team league would leave you hurting if one were to suck. So a deeper league would lend itself more to that thinking.

In a standard league I'd take one stud catcher, if I didn't get one of the top 4 I'd probably reach for Weiters, and then an end game selection who you can replace off the wire if he doesn't pan out.
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Re: Starting 2 Catchers - Does this change your draft strategy?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:53 pm

Like Ken said, if it's a relatively shallow league (10-12 teams), then I think I'd wait a bit to get that first catcher. In deeper leagues (14 teams and higher), getting a top catcher within the first three rounds (Mauer/V-Mart/McCann) helps such that you're not reaching for a catcher later, worse yet if it's a scrub. Then, you can wait for that second catcher, of whom can be easier to replace through FA/WW.
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Re: Starting 2 Catchers - Does this change your draft strategy?

Postby Element » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:57 pm

We start 2 catchers in my 12 team auction league. I generally disregard the position in 1 catcher leagues, but I find it pretty important to get two top 10 options. Having the right tandem at catcher could give you a nice advantage over your league mates.
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Re: Starting 2 Catchers - Does this change your draft strategy?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:02 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:
KCollins1304 wrote:I typically wouldn't draft a catcher until the last couple rounds with 1 C, but with 2 I'd want to make sure I got one of the top 5 or so if you can without over-drafting too much.


agreed...i'd also be tempted to grab a pair of catchers in the 8th-12th ranked area


That's what I try to do. I'm still not going to use a high draft spot but I want to get two decent options.
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Re: Starting 2 Catchers - Does this change your draft strategy?

Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:05 pm

My strategy doesn't change at all even in 2 catcher leagues. I will not reach for catchers and will just grab 2 weaker options to fill my roster if that is the way the draft goes.
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Re: Starting 2 Catchers - Does this change your draft strategy?

Postby MasterX1918 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:23 pm

I'd be content with drafting 2 of molina/napoli/suzuki/martin/soto/doumit in the later rounds
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Re: Starting 2 Catchers - Does this change your draft strategy?

Postby rotoquest » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:24 pm

Look at it a step further to examine the logic. Imagine that it is a keeper league in which you keep 3 or 4 players. Would you keep mauer, vmart or mccann if you owned them?
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