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Postby B.O.S. Owner » Sun Mar 09, 2003 12:03 am

Ok guys, I am a second year owner that just participated in my first live draft. I play in a H2H, 10-Team, non-keeper league WITH THE FOLLOWING SCORING RULES:

Scoring for Batting Categories
1B - Singles 1
2B - Doubles 2
3B - Triples 3
BB - Walks (Batters) 1
HR - Home Runs 4
R - Runs 1
RBI - Runs Batted In 1
SB - Stolen Bases 2

Scoring for Pitching Categories
BBI - Walks Issued (Pitchers) -.5
CG - Complete Games 5
ER - Earned Runs -1
HA - Hits Allowed -.5
INN - Innings 2
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1
S - Saves 10
W - Wins 10

I had the sixth overall pick in a snake draft:

BY ROUND
1. Bonds OF
2. Garciappara SS
3. Zito SP
4. Bagwell 1B
5. Chipper OF
6. Vidro 2B
7. Alfonzo 3B
8. M. Rivera RP
9. P. Wilson OF
10. W. Miller SP
11. J. Piniero SP
12. Williamson RP
13. Lowell 3B
14. Beckett SP
15. J. Lopez C
16. M. Mantei RP
17. K. Brown SP
18. Konerko 1B
19. J. Lackey SP
20. JD Drew OF
21. Jay Payton OF
22. A. Huff OF
I obviously am weak at catcher, but what do you think about the rest?????
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Postby cwebb » Mon Mar 10, 2003 6:52 am

Snagging Kevin Brown in round 17 makes your pitching staff very dangerous, and your team looks solid.

Lackey, Beckett, Brown, Miller, Zito: gotta love it! But you have to pray for them to break out or gte back to where they were (Brown)

Rivera and Mantei are two relievers many think could be busts this year, so you should also try to grab a pitcher who's likely to win the closer's job for his team from the waiver wire.
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Postby trevisc » Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:29 am

not too bad...i was shocked to see that Saves count as much as wins though. I would have just drafted all closers. for instance..if Smoltz gets 50 saves thats 500 points. No pitcher is going to come close to getting 30 wins..much less 50. BUT..if RJ has 350ks and 20 wins then that will give him 550 points. I also was shocked that you picked up E. Alfonzo that early. But with that scoring system maybe his value is higher than regular leagues. Your offense looks good but I'm gonna be looking for more speed..maybe trading Baggs and Vidro for Soriano or something along those lines since you have Konerko too.

nice draft.
Time to trade!

have a great season either way
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Postby Arlo » Mon Mar 10, 2003 5:18 pm

Also, don't overlook those two points per ip. Depending on whether you can make daily lineup changes and whether you have a cap on innings pitched, ip may turn out to be the stat that separates the good teams from the bad.

I definitely like your draft. Konerko was a fantastic pick, and Payton looks like a great call as well. As you said, catcher is a weakness, but with this scoring, finding a free agent catcher might not be as hard as it usually is. You also might be able to help yourself in the trade market by targetting a slugger like Troy Glaus and pointing out his low average to his owner.

As cwebb said, your rotation looks solid, but you'll need a good season out of either Beckett or Brown. Preferably both, of course...

Looks like you have a good foundation in place!
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