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4th pick in the draft... DILEMMA... who to take?!? WHIR!

Postby TheGhost » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:26 am

So I have the fourth pick in my upcoming fantasy baseball draft. (10 teams, H2H, LOTS of categories and big rosters, total points league). My league is weighted towards pitching and pitchers go off the board quickly. Wins/quality starts/complete games/and strike outs are the most important categories. Roy Halladay will be the first off the board followed by Albert Pujols. Not sure who is going to go in the third spot but I definitely could get either Tim Lincecum or Felix Hernandez. Or do I go with a position player? Who should I take? Please rank your top four options given my scoring system. Thanks. WHIR!

Top pitchers from last year and the amount of points they scored:

Halladay, Roy SP PHI
1091.3
Wainwright, Adam SP STL
945.9
Sabathia, CC SP NYY
929.7
Jimenez, Ubaldo SP COL
907.0
Hernandez, Felix SP SEA
864.6
Verlander, Justin SP DET
863.7
Price, David SP TB
856.4
Lester, Jon SP BOS
845.1
Lincecum, Tim SP SF
791.3
Carpenter, Chris SP STL
772.5
Weaver, Jered SP ANA
766.7
Lee, Cliff SP PHI
750.3

Here are the top scoring offensive players from last year:

Pujols, Albert 1B STL
873.5
Bautista, Jose LF TOR
825.0
Gonzalez, Carlos LF COL
815.0
Cabrera, Miguel 1B DET
811.0
Votto, Joey 1B CIN
788.0
Crawford, Carl LF BOS
787.0
Cano, Robinson 2B NYY
774.5
Holliday, Matt LF STL
736.0
Teixeira, Mark 1B NYY
725.5
Braun, Ryan LF MIL
721.5
Hamilton, Josh CF TEX
716.5
Konerko, Paul 1B CHW
710.5
Pierre, Juan LF CHW
706.5

I can't believe Juan Pierre was the 13th highest scoring offensive player last year. :-/
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Re: 4th pick in the draft... DILEMMA... who to take?!? WHI

Postby shmity72 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:30 am

it all depends on your ;-D drafting strat. han ram or tim depending on your strategy.
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Re: 4th pick in the draft... DILEMMA... who to take?!? WHI

Postby REBEL5 AC » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:41 am

From the players above:

Felix
Crawford
Lester
Lincecum/Han Ram

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Re: 4th pick in the draft... DILEMMA... who to take?!? WHI

Postby midwestpatsfan » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:57 am

I play in a similar league (we have qs, CG, SHO, L's, Home Runs allowed as extra categories)
and for the first time I let pitching go a little and ended up with HanRam in the 1st, Braun in the 2nd, and Crawford in the 3rd.
My pitching staff still looks like this
Carpenter
Oswalt
Hanson
Marcum
Grienke
B. Anderson

While your scoring system might be a little different, it just seems like pitching is so deep this year that if you can get out in front and dominate the hitting categories and put together a decent, not elite staff, you should do fine.

help with mine?
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