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Postby joepig » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:51 am

In a 12 team league, 5x5 but slightly different stat categories:
R, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG
W, K's, SV, ERA, WHIP
Lineup changes are WEEKLY, Not daily.
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, Util
SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P
My question is this: With lineup changes only done once a week, and with as little pitching slots to fill, would you place a greater
empahsis on pitching during draft day. Also, instead of 3 OF slots, we have LF, CF, RF. How does this affect draft strategy as well.

This league is also a keeper league, with this being the opening draft. We got rid of them last year and decided to re-draft everything.
What positions do you rank as high priority during those first 5-10 rounds?
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Re: Draft Strategy Help...

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:49 pm

Using LF, CF, and RF instead of just 3 OF will certainly affect how you draft. It makes it harder to sit on outfielders. Most rankings and mocks will show outfielders together and won't break it down LF, CF, and RF. You'll need to find one that does to best prepare yourself for the draft. Or break it down yourself.

Simply using weekly lineup changes instead of daily doesn't make pitchers more or less valuable by itself. Many people will simply stream 2 start pitchers.
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Re: Draft Strategy Help...

Postby MaudDib » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:05 pm

Good advice on studying the OF. OF is shallow as it is, and if you break it down even more you are going to find certain ones even shallower.

Couple ways you can go with pitching. I have seen teams try and load up on top RP in hopes of winning SV, ERA and WHIP. This is kind of risky. As for SP, I don't think it changes all that much. SP is deeper than it has been in years so I wouldn't stress too much about it.
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Re: Draft Strategy Help...

Postby fast dogs » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:35 pm

I'd be sure to have your tiers set before the drafts starts, you'll not only need them for SS & 3rd base but each of the OF spots too. I'd pay alot more attn to those 5 spots than the rest, especially waiting on SP; there will be plenty to go around and every week there will be good FA avail with favorable matchups.getting a good SS 3rd basemen and whichever is the weakest of the OF spot would be my 1st priority
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Re: Draft Strategy Help...

Postby Redmond_Square » Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:36 am

Well there are a lot of cheap speed options for your OF, and I'd look to the mid to late rounds to pick up Pods/Davises of the fantasy world and you can win SB/runs that way. Make sure you draft a beastly INF and stacked pitching.
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