My kepeer league fantasy draft is coming up, and I'm trying to figure out who, or more likely what stats/positions, I should target in the draft. Our league keeps 4 players (1 must be a pitcher), who are your first 4 picks of the draft (i.e. draft starts in round 5 after all keepers accounted for). Settings are 10 teams, H2H, daily lineups, 6x6 (added OPS and Quality Starts), positions C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF, UTIL, 2 SP, 3 RP, 3 P, 8 Bench. As I won the league last year, I will be drafting 10th (last) in the 5th round.
My keepers are: Tulo, Braun, DWright, CC
Looking at who's not being kept, I expect my first two draft picks (back to back) in the 5th/6th round to be comewhere around these players:
Uggla, McCutcheon, VMart, Ubaldo, Ichiro, Beltre, Morneau, McCann, Werth, Rollins, Ethier, Weeks, Josh Johnson...and then everyone else (noone else below them on MDP file from this forum is kept).
Judging from my base, where should I look to draft first? Thanks for the help, I will return the favor.
I agree 100%. Quick note -- don't get forced into drafting a catcher this early unless they are lasting too long to resist. There are plenty of catchers further back who will give you slightly less production at a much lower cost. That's just my opinion, but I feel pretty strongly that Napoli in the 12th is much more cost effective than VMart in the 5th.
So my draft is tonight, and I've been looking at who I have vs. who's available, and I have my picks pretty much narrowed down. Here's my main options. Our draft starts in the 5th round (4 keepers), and i have the last pick of that round (back to back picks).
I listed a bunch of players as some of these likely won't be available by the 10th pick. I omitted a few players I know won't be there when I pick but will be drated in the first (5th) round (Hamilton, Pedroia, Cruz, Bautista).
Right now I think I'm hoping for McCutchen/Choo and VMart/McCann (maybe Uggla if he falls), but here are my two other considerations:
- Should I grab either Kendry or Morneau for 1B here instead before everybody else picks? 7 of the 10 teams (my team is one of the 3 who doesn't) already are keeping a 1B so I'm thinking I can wait until the 7th/8th round - I have no idea what I should do about starting pitching (I currently have CC). Should I grab one of the above SP with one of these 2 picks before it goes all the way around and everybody else starts to take pitching or focus on hitting?
Thanks for the help! I will return the favor today.