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New to a Keeper league

Postby Knights » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:36 pm

I'm not a fantasy newbie, but definitely a Keeper newbiwe.

I've taken over a very poor team in a keeper league that keeps 6 players, and I'm trying to determine the best pre-season strategy.

6 keepers is not a large number, so there will still be some good talent in the early round of the draft even though it really starts at round 7.

Is it better to hold on to all of my draft picks to try to build up my team with players who are left off keeper lists, or to trade away a couple picks in rounds 1-4 (for example) in order to acquire more surefire/dominant keepers at the expense of overall team depth?
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Re: New to a Keeper league

Postby oleredb » Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:09 pm

Three pieces of information that would help in the answer are:
1. How many teams are in your league?
2. How long can you keep players and at what cost?
3. What are the settings/rules for free agent acquisitions?

Here is some general advice that is not dependent on that info.

I would keep the draft picks and choose young keepers that show long term upside or older keepers who have been consistent top 150 players for several seasons. The younger players are for the future. The older players are to trade to the top teams in the league mid season. Always trade for younger players who have not yet reached their potential.

On a very poor team draft players based based on 2013, not 2012, projections. Try to end the 2012 draft with at least 9 potential top 100 players in 2013. If you end up with less than 9 try to trade for more. Always trade players who have peaked for players with upside. Don't be afraid to trade for very good players who are going to miss most of the season due to injury. If they will be healthy before next season starts they are an asset to you while they might cost a very good team a championship this season.

Be aggressive with FA acquisitions. Try to pick up young players on hot streaks and top prospects before they appear in articles on Fantasy Baseball web sites. Always be ready to trade these guys if someone is willing to pay a high price for them.

My goal would be to end 2012 with more than 6 of the top 60 players in 2013. If I miss I will still be better than I started this season and if I am successful I will have the excess players to trade for draft picks from the "poor teams" next season.
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Re: New to a Keeper league

Postby fluharty10 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:06 am

Thanks for the help
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