*My apologies if this should be in the beginner's forum*
I've been playing FBB for quite a while, but all my leagues have been redraft or small # of keepers (5 or less). I joined a brand new dynasty league, and I had a question about draft strategy in a dynasty format.
League specs: ESPN 12 team H2H, snake draft (I'm #7).
Batting: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, SLG, OBP
Pitching: K, SV, ERA, WHIP, QS, K/BB, IP (ugh)
C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, LF, CF, RF, OF, UTIL, SP (3), RP (2), P (4), B (9). All players (plus a small farm system) are kept annually.
Now for my question: I'll use Justin Upton as an example to make it easier, but my question is really for all young, breakout potential players (i.e. Rasmus, maybe a Gio Gonzalez/Jhoulys Chacin type).
On ESPN, J-Upton's ranked somewhere in the low 30s, and his ADP is about 35, so there's a chance he would fall to me in the 3rd round (#31 overall). In the dynasty format, is it a mistake to reach for him (or Rasmus, or Chacin, etc) a round early? Obviously I won't do it with over the hill guys like Derek Jeter, but if I get to keep these young guys in perpetuity, does it make sense to reach for them a little bit? Or to continue with the Upton example, am I better off with a Ryan Zimmerman/Matt Kemp type of player there in the 2nd?
Sure I'm playing to win this year, but at the same time I'm trying to build a club that can compete for a number of years. And since I'd never done a dynasty league before (and there's not a whole lot of help on the interwebs), I thought it best to pick your collective brains a little bit.
As an aside, if anyone's interested in seeing/criticizing my farm, here's what I've got (6th pick overall in the snake):
(1) Mike "Moose Tacos" Moustakas (3B - KC)
(2) Wil Myers (OF - KC)
(3) Manny Machado (SS - Bal)
(4) Aaron Hicks (OF - Min)
(5) Wilmer Flores (SS - NYM)
(6) Nick Castellanos (3B - Det)
(7) EMPTY (6-round draft, filled via trade/next year's draft)
I've only got one guy (Moose) who can help in 2011, but instead of just taking a guy who can help me now, I went for potential. I trust my draft skills enough to build a competitive team for this year, but how's the farm look?